If granted, the declaration would allow FEMA to provide personal protective equipment (PPE), medical and testing supplies, medical response personnel, and hospital beds for Texans.
Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined Stuart Varney on Fox Business to talk about the federal response to the novel coronavirus.
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.
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
“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.”
“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. "
They spoke about how federal funding will help local response efforts, the need to expand testing capabilities and the timeline on vaccine development.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called on federal officials to take four immediate, concrete steps to detect, treat, and prevent the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19.
“We have a unique public health threat posed by individuals arriving unlawfully at the border,” said one administration official. “The American people can be assured we’re doing everything we can to protect our homeland," said acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli.
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As Spring Break begins, I'd like to mention a few points to assist visitors and show the importance of the Texas Coast. Here are some excellent opportunities to participate in and see for more of the great South Texas Culture on the Gulf Coast.
“We've done a lot of work on two other CoronaViruses that've been epidemic in the near past... So, we’ve been working for several years on a vaccine,” said UT Medical Branch-Galveston's executive director, Dr. Jim Le Duc. The Texas lab's researchers are leading the way on CoronaVirus treatment, and a vaccine that would stop people from getting COVID-19.