Pelosi on Senate Passage of Third Coronavirus Response Bill

Pelosi on Senate Passage of Third Coronavirus Response Bill

Washington, DC…Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the Senate passed the third coronavirus response bill: “Our nation faces the worst pandemic in over fifty years. Urgent action continues to be needed to address this threat to the lives and livelihood of the American people. “Tonight, the Senate voted on legislation which, thanks to the […]

Jobless Claims Soar to 3,283,000 as Coronavirus Strikes Jobs Market

Jobless Claims Soar to 3,283,000 as Coronavirus Strikes Jobs Market

Washington, DC…During the week ending March 21, the increase in initial claims are due to the impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Nearly every state providing comments cited the COVID-19 virus impacts. States continued to cite services industries broadly, particularly accommodation and food services. Additional industries heavily cited for the increases included the health care and […]

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

Washington, DC…U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: “It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. “In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our […]

Tax Day Now July 15: Treasury, IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments Regardless of Amount Owed

Tax Day Now July 15: Treasury, IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments Regardless of Amount Owed

Washington, DC… The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. […]

Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy

Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy

Washington, DC…The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support households, businesses, and the U.S. economy overall in this challenging time. The coronavirus pandemic is causing tremendous hardship across the United States and around the world. Our nation’s first priority is to care for those afflicted and to limit the […]

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for a point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic for the Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test.  “The test we’re authorizing today will be able to provide Americans with results within hours, rather than days like the existing tests, and the company plans to roll it out […]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

Washington, DC…Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Washington and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available for […]

Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order for 40 Million Californians

Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order for 40 Million Californians

Sacramento, CA…Today, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.  The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in […]

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

Washington, DC…Thank you very much, everyone. Thank you. Progress being made. And I appreciate you all joining us. Last night, the FDA announced groundbreaking new policies to further increase testing very substantially so. All states can now authorize tests developed and used within their borders, in addition to the FDA. So the states are very […]

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