Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced President Trump’s decision to move the deadline for tax filing to July 15. Taxpayers can still file their taxes and seek a refund now.
The U.S.-Mexico border will close to non-essential travel to limit the spread of coronavirus. “Non-essential travel” includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.
Governor Greg Abbott signed an Executive Order to expand hospital bed capacity as the state responds to the COVID-19 virus.
Food banks and nutrition advocates praised the bipartisan passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in Congress.
In order to stabilize markets, a few oil and gas producers have suggested that the Railroad Commission of Texas resume prorating the production of oil.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott instructed the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to waive the waiting week, for Unemployment Benefits.
Gov. Greg Abbott has assured us that Texas is prepared to deal with the CoronaVirus – and to that end, Texans must work together to combat it. Here are some key links and information.
Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) statement after sending a letter to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in response to their decision to cancel a public hearing in Navasota, Texas due to COVID-19
This bill will provide much-needed relief for the men and women in Texas whoare hurting as a result of this outbreak, including waivers to allow schools to continue serving meals during temporary closure.
Henry Cuellar (TX-28) calls on President Trump to immediately use the Defense Production Act to address the widespread shortages of crucial materials during the coronavirus pandemic. . .
The spread of COVID-19 represents a serious and unprecedented threat to the health and safety of our communities
Even Italy's health care system isn't as closed & repressive as Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" would be. Italy at least allows people to purchase private insurance to access better care than what government provides – but Democrats like Sanders would not, making disaster preparedness worse, not better.
"The average car has 30,000 different parts, and a lot of them come from China. If one part's not available in the basket when the conveyor belt's supposed to bring it up... if China didn't make it, it didn't go on the ship. And if it didn't go on the ship – The big thing to note here is the inter-connectivity of our economy," Texas Insider's Economic Council chair Marc Flaster says of the heretofore neglected economic impacts of the CoronaVirus on the U.S. Economy.
“My job is to protect the United States and to secure the borders, not to get prosecutions. If they'll not give confirmation that they're going to return the individual, then we're not going to turn them over. We’ll prosecute them federally, then deport them. It doesn’t really matter the charge,” said U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott earlier this week.
In response to COVID-19, over 33 states have closed schools and are concerned about looming federal testing requirements.
President Trump is allowing “the Treasury Department to defer tax payments, without interest or penalties, for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted.”
A suite of online tools to facilitate filing and on-time payment of taxes can be found on the agency’s website, and a quick reference site has been set up in response to the COVID–19 emergency.
“Behind all this is the economic impact of the CoronaVirus, which is still uncertain. We can’t look at the impact of a drop in oil and gas prices on Texas in a vacuum, but the consequences for Texas of the drop in prices will depend on two questions: 1.) How low, and 2.) How long,” says the Texas Taxpayers & Research Association's president Dale Craymer.
CDC Grants $35.2 Million Towards Texas COVID-19 Response
“We urge FEMA to work hand-in-hand with state emergency management officials and other state institutions to allocate FEMA resources efficiently and effectively. "
Governor Abbotts announced he is waiving the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.
They spoke about how federal funding will help local response efforts, the need to expand testing capabilities and the timeline on vaccine development.