The Trump administration declared a public health emergency in January and several federal agencies have been involved in the U.S. response to the outbreak.
March 27, 2020
Background on the Coronavirus Relief Bill
Sen. Cornyn voted for the CARES Act in the Senate on Wednesday, and the House of Representatives will soon pass it and send it to the President’s desk for his signature.
“With both the physical and economic health of our country in crisis, this bold legislation is our best path forward,” said Sen. Cornyn.
March 25, 2020
Memorandum | COVID-19 LEGISLATIVE RESPONSES: IMPACT FOR SMALL BUSINESS
As the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down the United States, Congress has seen a flurry of legislative action intended to combat the outbreak and mitigate its impact on the US economy. Several of these efforts would have significant impacts for small businesses who have been disproportionately impacted by the outbreak.
March 18, 2020
Family First Coronavirus Response Act is Signed into Law
The Senate will soon vote on the Families Fist Coronavirus Response Act to help Americans deal with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Sen. Cornyn spoke about his support for the bill on the Senate floor earlier today, and below is a summary of its positive impact on Texas.
March 13, 2020
Governor Abbott Declares State of Disaster in Texas
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been recognized globally as a contagious respiratory virus; and
WHEREAS, as of March 13, 2020, there are more than 30 confirmed cases of COVID-l 9 located in multiple Texas counties; and
March 13, 2020
President Trump Declares National Emergency
3:30 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, everyone. Thank you. Thank you.
A beautiful day in the Rose Garden. Appreciate everybody being here. Today, I’d like to provide an update to the American people on several decisive new actions we’re taking in our very vigilant effort to combat and ultimately defeat the coronavirus.
March 6, 2020
Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act is Signed into Law
H.R. 6074, CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2020
Title-By-Title Summary This $8.3 billion package will fully fund a robust response to coronavirus, including vaccine development, support for state and local governments, and assistance for affected small businesses.
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