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Sen. Cruz Meets with President to Support Millions of Energy Sector Jobs Amid Coronavirus Crisis

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) met with President Donald Trump, members of Congress, and business leaders to advocate for the millions of Texans and Americans whose jobs depend on a vibrant energy sector.

04.07.2020
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Brady: "No Delay This Time: Politics Can Wait, Small Businesses Can't"

With nearly half of America’s workers depending on small businesses for their livelihoods, it’s no wonder that demand for the Paycheck Protection Program has been overwhelming.

04.07.2020
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Brady: Our Economy is Going to Have a Strong Rebound

Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) joined Greg Groogin on Fox 26 Houston to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the economy, and what we can expect moving forward.

04.06.2020
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Sen. Cruz in Yahoo Finance: How the CARES Act Helps Small Businesses

Sen. Cruz in an op-ed discusses how the CARES Act will help small business and in a video explains how small businesses can access guaranteed loans through the newly established Paycheck Protection Program as a part of the CARES Act.

04.06.2020
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CARES Act: Coronavirus Relief Check Questions Answered

The CARES Act provides financial support through a one-time check for American workers to help them as our country continues its work to defeat the novel coronavirus.

04.03.2020
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Protecting Your Paycheck

The Paycheck Protection Program is to help millions of Americans providing $349 billion in low interest loans and grants directly to employers to survive this economic setback and retain their workforce.

04.03.2020
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Plastic Bag Bans Ending Quickly as Customer-Mandated Totes Prove Good Carriers of Viruses or Bacteria

Liberal cities, and even states like NY & NH are suddenly suspending their "Plastic Bag Bans" as customer-mandated totes are proving to be good carriers for Bacteria & Viruses – including the CoronaVirus – and pose a public health hazard during a time of national crisis.

04.02.2020
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Cong. Williams' COVID-19 Update: We're All Stepping Up

From private labs in the U.S., to global giants like Ford and General Motors, the power of the private sector is using its strength to help get us through this crisis.

04.02.2020
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Gov. Abbott Extends Social Distancing Protocols & School Closings to Restrict Spread of CoronaVirus

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he was extending the existing Social Distancing Guidelines originally set to expire last Monday until April 30th. The list of "Essential Services & Activities" follows the federal government's definition of Critical Infrastructure Sectors, and includes...

04.02.2020
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Cong. Brady: Protection For American Workers

The Federal CoronaVirus Aid, Relief & Security CARES Act establishes immediate relief for our small businesses in crisis with a $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program.

04.01.2020
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Chairman George P. Bush Provides Loan Relief for Veterans During COVID-19

The VLB recognizes the unique circumstances induced by COVID-19 and has taken measures to ease the burden of loan and housing penalties on the Veteran community.

04.01.2020
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Texas Businesses Must File Property Tax Renditions by April 15

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds business owners that for many property types, April 15 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts.

04.01.2020
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Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

03.31.2020
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How the Cares Act Supports America’s Small Businesses and Job Creators

This bill provides immediate emergency relief to working men and women all across this country and will help keep America’s small businesses afloat during these challenging times.

03.31.2020
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FLASTER: This CoronaVirus Should Make the Fall Election Very Interesting

Jig-saw puzzles are hard to find, and the kids are learning some discipline. The coming holidays of Easter & Passover are usually recognized as times of family togetherness – but this year, many gatherings will be by internet. A temporary change in life-style is warranted – and actually happening.

03.31.2020
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COVID-19 Relief Delivered​​​​​​​

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives, and President Trump has signed it into law.

03.30.2020
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Monday, March 30 COVID-19 Upda

President Trump announced that social distancing guidelines will be extended until April 30th.

03.30.2020
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Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’: From Abortion to Undocumented Immigrant's Coverage, Here Are the Things You Didn’t Know Are Included

"Medicare for All" legislation in the House & Senate would do more than just transform the nation's entire $3.7 trillion Health Care System. It would touch everything – and wade into some of the biggest political fights of our era, including Abortion, Drug Prices & the nation's Immigration Policies. Here are 14 Elements of the plan that you may not know were in there.

03.30.2020
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State Rep. Hunter: Here's All Your Links for Assistance or Help to Recover from the CoronaVirus

If you're looking for the latest Federal, State or Local links to assist you or your business in accessing assistance or responding to the COVID-19 CoronaVirus, please click on the links below which specifically address the most current developments for help.

03.27.2020
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Pelosi, Democrats Use CoronaVirus Economic Relief Crisis to Change Nation's Voting Laws

House Democrat Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said last week that the CoronaVirus created “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” But, "By changing the election rules, The Left is setting the stage for them to never lose a Presidential Election again – Ever," says the Public Interest Legal Foundation's Sue Becker.

03.27.2020
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Sen. Cruz Votes in Favor of Third Coronavirus Relief Package

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued a statement after voting in favor of the third coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which unanimously passed out of the Senate.

03.26.2020
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Brady: "Phase Three" COVID-19 Package ”Big, Targeted, and Will Make a Difference”

Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) breaks down the phase three package.

03.26.2020
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Trump Earns Best Job Approval Numbers Ever in Gallup Poll, with Massive Increase Among Independents

It’s the first time Gallup has ever given President Trump a positive job approval differential since entering office – 49% of the 1,020 participants surveyed between March 13th-22nd say they now approve of the job President Trump is doing, while 45% said they disapprove. Trump’s support is even higher when specifically asked about his handling of the CoronaVirus.

03.25.2020
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Coronavirus FAQ

 I'm sure many of you have the same questions, so I wanted to take a moment to answer those here. 

03.25.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces Federal Grant for Senior Citizen Meals

“This grant is especially timely given the disproportionately high toll that COVID-19 has been taking on seniors around the world,” ​​​​​​​

03.25.2020
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04.07.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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04.06.2020
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