Press Releases

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: Return To Work Bonus Crucial For Economic Recovery

June 05, 2020 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s May jobs report: “With more jobs added and beating expectations, it's my hope that we have passed the trough of the pandemic's damage and we will continue to ...

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 ...

Administration Takes Steps to Help Nation Continue to Fight Opioid Crisis

June 02, 2020 — Blog

Key points: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the Agency has awarded $20.3 million in grants “to increase the number of fellows at accredited addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry fellowship programs.” Given to 44 recipients, these dollars will go toward training addiction specialists at facilities in high need ...

Brady Introduces Return To Work Bonus Legislation

June 01, 2020 — Blog

Washington, D.C. – Today, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act of 2020. This bill will help local businesses rebuild their workforce quickly by turning these unemployment benefits into a back-to-work bonus that will provide a bump to workers and help ...