Coronavirus

I helped introduce legislation yesterday to provide $28 billion for state and local governments to update technological infrastructure to help with COVID-19 recovery efforts and enhance existing cyber infrastructure.
I recently announced at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) that entities in the Rio Grande Valley so far have been allocated $530 million in federal coronavirus relief resources from Congress.
It’s college football players, and the #WeWantToPlay movement. 
Businesses that make up most of their sales with alcohol were closed down by Abbott’s latest shutdown order, leaving them to maneuver through loopholes to reopen.
Gov. Greg Abbott stressed Tuesday that only local school boards, not local governments, have the power to decide how to open schools this fall during the coronavirus pandemic.
We need to put the grandstanding, and the posturing, and the rhetoric, and the politicization of this pandemic on the shelf. We need to demonstrate we can work our differences out, and come together, and respond to that need...
The spread of the SARS-COV-2 virus has renewed the focus on the need for domestic vaccine production and manufacturing and the TAMU CIADM is a tremendous tool to fight the virus and future pandemics right here in Texas. ...
I recently introduced the Safeguarding America’s Frontline Employees To Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy (SAFE TO WORK) Act, which would temporarily limit liability for COVID-19...
I released the following information about the new COVID-19 relief bill – the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act – announced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-...
As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on our economy, Texas’ small businesses are bearing a tremendous financial burden. The EIDL program has helped many businesses keep their doors open during the pandemic, and this...
I don’t make a habit of cheering for politicians, as you surely know. But holy cow. Kristi Noem, governor of South Dakota, has been outstanding. She refused to lock down her state. The crazies went berserk.
The vaccine still has to complete final trials, raising concerns among some experts at the speed of its approval, but the Russian business conglomerate Sistema has said it expects to put it into mass production by the end of...
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Friday, I announced my support for the American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act, a bill to retroactively send economic recovery checks authorized by the CARES Act to Texans who did not originally qualify...
This bill will provide families with the resources needed to support their children's education - including tuition, instructional materials, tutoring, and education therapies for students with disabilities.
The city of Houston will begin issuing citations to people who refuse to wear a mask or face covering, Mayor Sylvester Turner said Monday. People who violate Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide face covering order will be issued a...
Following the largest emergency aid package in American history, Congress is working to craft a smaller, more targeted follow-on package to help accelerate a return to healthy lives and a healthy economy.
It is critical that the most vulnerable Americans receive affordable and effective at-home care. By extending this Medicare pilot program, we can help thousands of Americans with weakened immune systems receive life-saving...
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the U.S. company Moderna and the National Institutes of Health starts its final phase of testing. It’s one of a handful of candidates to reach this stage.
America can be the world leader in innovation if we focus on economic growth and making the U.S. medically independent. We have an agenda for a healthy American economy, and it starts with bringing manufacturing back to the...
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One of my favorite clients is asking me to urge lawmakers not to extend the $600 weekly federal unemployment bonus. 

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