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  • Calling All Texas Manufacturers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    In a time of public crisis, it falls on all of us to do our part to support the nation. Right now, President Trump is calling on all manufacturers across the nation to help produce critical equipment to combat the Coronavirus. Yesterday, the President invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950, which gives him the authority to incentivize companies to make products deemed necessary to combat nationwide threats. We need more life-saving ventilators, respirators, and personal protective equipment ... Read more

  • BREAKING: New Community-Based Testing Site to Open in Houston
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Brady released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that a new community-based testing site will open in Houston on March 20: “This new community-based testing site in Houston will drastically increase the number of Texans who can get tested. The best part is, this facility will be run by our local Texas authorities and health officials who know what’s best for our community needs. “Thanks to rapid re... Read more

  • Phase III: Strong Economic Action to Stave COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Key Information: Congress and the Administration are set to begin negotiations on a “phase three” package aimed at securing our economy as communities work to fight the novel coronavirus. Secretary Mnuchin is aiming to have four key parts be included in this package: Support for parts of the economy that are seeing the greatest economic and financial loss; Stabilization of the money market mutual fund industry; Cash for workers and families; and More help for Main Street businesses. The Details:... Read more

  • Congressman Brady Urges FRA to Extend Public Comment Period on High Speed Rail
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following 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: “I appreciate the FRA’s commitment to abiding by CDC guidelines, and our first priority should always be the health and safety of the public. However, replacing in-person public hearings with virtual meetings while our communities continue to respo... Read more

  • Secretary Mnuchin Defers Tax Payments, Delivers Relief for Taxpayers & Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Because many families, businesses, and tax preparers may be unable to meet their tax obligations despite their best efforts, President Trump is allowing “the Treasury Department to defer tax payments, without interest or penalties, for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted.” The Treasury Secretary Has Deferred Tax Payments, and Waived Penalties Families and small businesses can defer tax payments for 90 days. This covers a broad range of Americans, including small businesses tha... Read more

  • Move to Expand Telehealth Makes Care Safer for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Key Information: Vulnerable seniors on Medicare need care, and providers must be able to focus on the most critical patients, especially during this national emergency. The Trump Administration has quickly acted on Congress’s work in the first coronavirus emergency supplemental to expand access to telehealth. Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare will temporarily broaden its policy to pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for seniors across the country. The Details: On March 13, 2020, Pr... Read more

  • Brady: Education Secretary DeVos Will Have Testing Waivers for States Available by End of Week
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brady (TX-08) released the following statement following a call he held with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos who is creating a waiver process for federal testing requirements for states: “In response to COVID-19, over 33 states have closed schools and are concerned about looming federal testing requirements. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that Secretary DeVos assured me she is creating a new, streamlined process for states to request federal testing w... Read more

  • BREAKING: CDC Grants $35.2 Million Towards Texas COVID-19 Response
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) awarded $35.2 million to Texas to support the COVID-19 response: “This new grant from the CDC will help Texas state and local health entities contain and mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. Only by working together can we flatten the curve and stop the spread of this virus, and I thank President Trump and the Administration for their commitment to helping our ... Read more

  • Brady: Put Politics Aside, Support President During National Emergency
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement following President Trump's declaration of a national emergency in the wake of the novel coronavirus: “President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency is a call to action for all public officials to put aside politics and put forward policies that protect families and prevent economic harm. The Administration’s continued hard work is getting tests to those who nee... Read more

  • Brady: President Trump is protecting Americans' safety
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after President Trump addressed the nation about the novel coronavirus: “President Trump’s swift action to get medical supplies and aid to those who need it has protected Americans’ safety and well-being. Tonight’s message was a vital step towards reassuring the public that the government is making major strides, and more help is on the way. I look forward to working wi... Read more