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Reed, Local Leaders Call Out Cuomo For Hoarding CARES Relief Funds to Child Care Facilities

June 16, 2020 — Blog

Despite receiving nearly $5.1 billion for New York state as part of the CARES Act, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has failed to distribute federal funds as Congress intended. The funds being withheld include $164 million in Child Care Development Block Grants and billions in direct aid for state and local governments. These funds were meant to be distributed to city, ...

Analysis: Democrats’ Proposed Tax Hikes Hurt Workers

June 15, 2020 — Blog

Despite continuing progress and a fragile economic recovery, Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, have pledged to reverse critical parts of the 2017 GOP Tax Cuts. These tax hikes would hurt poor- and middle-class workers the most, according to multiple nonpartisan analyses. Tax reform provided a better path to recovery that should be replicated, not repealed, as America ...

Good News: Help for Patients to See Their Health-Care Providers for Non-COVID Treatments

June 10, 2020 — Blog

After months of restrictions in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have released two sets of guidance for patients and providers to help restore access to appropriate in-person care for those who have non-COVID-19 related needs. States across the country are beginning to reopen, with many states and municipalities entering a “phase ...

After May Jobs Surprise, Back-to-Work Bonus Would Ensure Continued Growth

June 08, 2020 — Blog

New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirm that the American economy added jobs, beating grim predictions by economists expecting a worse impact from the coronavirus pandemic. The unemployment rate decreased to 13.3% with 2.5 million jobs added—assisted by bipartisan relief efforts like the Paycheck Protection Program (as

NOW LAW: Flexibility on coronavirus relief loans for small biz

June 05, 2020 — Blog

Key Message: Small businesses will have an easier time getting their Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven thanks to the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, just signed into law by President Trump today. The Details: Now, small businesses: Only need to use 60% of the loan on payroll—down from 75%. Can use the money for up to ...

More Criticism of House Dems’ SALT Push as a “Waste of Money”

June 05, 2020 — Blog

As part of the HEROES Act, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats pushed for a tax break for millionaires that Jason Furman, a former economic advisor to President Obama, called a “complete waste of money.” Bloomberg reported Mr. Furman made the comment while speaking at ...

Brady’s Return to Work Bonus Proposal Gains Steam

June 03, 2020 — Blog

Recently, Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act of 2020. The proposal was first discussed publicly during interviews with Maria Bartiromo in early ...

New Online Tools for Seniors Who Have Lost Health Coverage at Work

June 03, 2020 — Blog

Important News: If you are a senior who has lost your health insurance coverage due to the coronavirus, you may be eligible to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period in Medicare Part B. Who can apply? Any American who is 65 or older who has had group health plan coverage – or, job-based health care – within the last eight months of you or your spouse’s ...