Coronavirus

State Rep. Joe Deshotel, D-Beaumont, told The Texas Tribune he tested positive Thursday — three days after lawmakers gaveled in for this year’s legislative session
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Those calling for impeachment or invoking the 25th Amendment in response to President Trump’s rhetoric are themselves engaging in intemperate and inflammatory language and calling for action that is equally irresponsible and...
Today I received a briefing on Texas’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout from Dept. of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt, Texas Dept. of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief Nim Kidd, member of the State’s...
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I released the following statements after the Save Our Stages Act, legislation we authored to provide Small Business Administration grants for independent live music venues, live performance...
Three years ago, House Republicans and President Trump rewrote our nation’s tax code for the first time in 30 years.
I issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act to fund the government through fiscal year 2021 and provide relief to hardworking American families and businesses who...
As Congress prepares to pass a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill rolled into a consolidated appropriations package - with funding for assistance for households and businesses, along with vaccine distribution and other...
Stimulus negotiations are set to spill over into the weekend, as Capitol Hill negotiations continue to hit last-minute stumbling blocks over a nearly $1 trillion coronavirus relief package ahead of a Friday...
Four people who got Pfizer‘s coronavirus vaccine in the firm’s trial developed Bell’s palsy, a form of temporary facial paralysis, according to U.S. regulators’ report on the shot.
On the Senate floor, I recently pushed back against Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) opposition to including protections for small businesses, schools, churches from frivolous lawsuits in the next round of COVID relief...
Offering the latest reminder that the COVID-19 vaccine isn't 100% effective at stopping people from getting the virus, Democratic Representative Adriano Espaillat of New York announced that he had tested positive even after...
Almost a year into dealing with Covid-19, Harris County (Houston) Judge (really an executive) Lina Hidalgo still doesn't get it or is intentionally trying to injure the private sector. Once again pushing for school closures...
Big pharma shedding liability for rushed coronavirus treatments is alarming and has certainly been the holdup for Pfizer's vaccine distribution across South America.  
Trump said he wants Congress to increase the amount in the stimulus checks to $2,000 for individuals or $4,000 for couples, instead of the "ridiculously low" $600 for individuals that is in the bill.
Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19...
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Last night, Congress passed a year-end spending relief package, or omnibus.
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and I announced that our bipartisan bill to provide $15 billion in relief for independent venues —including live music stages, movie theaters, and museums shuttered by the pandemic — is included in the...
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declared Tuesday that any member of the House who does not wear a mask “will not be recognised.”
The first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine began arriving arriving throughout the U.S. on Monday including in Texas, with health care workers first in line to receive the shots.
A State Senator in New Jersey wants the coronavirus vaccine made mandatory for all school age children, despite them being the least at risk group.

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