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CMS Takes Important Step to Help Patients Access Non-COVID-19-related Care

April 20, 2020 — Blog

Key Points:  -For pockets of the country experiencing a low number of cases of COVID-19, the federal government has issued guidance to help health care providers offer non-COVID-19 care (NCC) to patients who do not have the coronavirus. -This will help Americans who put treatments on pause resume care, empower clinicians to marshal and prioritize their resources based on the ...

Brady: President Trump Helps U.S. Manufacturing with Duty Deferral

April 19, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

The Woodlands, TX -- The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the Administration announced a 90-day deferment period on certain payments for importers who have faced a significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic response: “U.S. companies, including small ...

No Extra Paperwork for Veterans, Beneficiaries to Get Relief Payments

April 17, 2020 — Blog

Key points:  -The Treasury Department announced today that our nation’s veterans and their families who receive compensation and pension benefits won’t have to do any extra paperwork to receive relief payments as part of the CARES Act. -These heroes and their loved ones will receive these payments the same way they receive their normal benefits. Details: ...

Brady on NBC: Congress needs to replenish PPP funds NOW.

April 16, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined NBC to talk about the importance of replenishing the Paycheck Protection Program in order to support America’s small businesses and their workers. The Small Business Administration announced this morning that, in the wake of Democrats continued delay, the PPP has now run out of money:

Brady Selected for President’s Task Force on Reopening the Economy

April 16, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

The Woodlands, TX -- The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after being selected by President Trump to join the President's Task Force on Reopening the Economy: “The President is right: We can continue to apply maximum pressure on the coronavirus while reopening our economy ...

More Good News: SSI Recipients Will Receive Automatic CARES Act Payments

April 15, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Key points:  -In another pro-taxpayer move by the Administration, the Treasury Department announced today that Americans who receive Supplemental Security Income won’t have to do any extra paperwork to receive relief payments as part of the CARES Act. -SSI recipients will receive these payments the same way they receive their normal benefits. The ...

More Help to Boost Testing On its Way

April 15, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Key points:  -The Trump Administration announced today that Medicare will start doubling payments for certain lab tests. -This will increase the number of tests able to be processed, speed results to patients and be “an absolute game-changer for nursing homes, where risk of Coronavirus infection is high among our most vulnerable.” The ...

CARES Act Funds Are Already Reaching Americans at Record Pace. The IRS Just Created a Tool to Help Funds Reach People Even Faster.

April 15, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Over 80 million Americans are set to receive payments from the IRS this week as part the CARES Act. Most people will receive checks up to $1,200 and $500 for each child. These funds are going out the door at a record pace for Americans who have their direct deposit information set up at the IRS. But for those who don’t, the IRS just made it even easier for people to get these rebates ...