Coronavirus

As a school year unlike any other begins, I authored the following op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman about my bill to increase access to broadband so all Texas students have access to a safe and quality...
I co-sponsored the Save our Stages Act, H.R. 7806, to help the music industry, which has been greatly impacted due to COVID-19. 
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It’s pretty discouraging to see that Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer want to ignore the pleading of people who are still hurting and not receiving a paycheck for some help, and I can’t think of any good reason to deny...
Today I announced the third round of grant funding totaling more than $16 million for the Cities of San Antonio and El Paso and Bexar County to address the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants will go to programs administered by...
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Beyoncé, Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen, Selena, George Strait, Usher, Kenny Rogers, Erykah Badu, and Roy Orbison.
I announced yesterday at Lubbock ISD that public schools in the region so far have been allocated $10.3 million in federal coronavirus relief resources from Congress. While there, I visited with Lubbock students, teachers,...
Risch goes on to recall that Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has resolutely denied any benefit from hydroxychloroquine, was similarly obstructionist (the similarity is almost eerie) in 1987, in the face of the AIDS epidemic.
Taiwan has proven to be a reliable partner in the global health community, and I am incredibly grateful for their unwavering support for Houston during this time. Their generous donation of 50,000 masks will go to our local...
Thousands packed into a water park over the weekend in the Chinese city of Wuhan -- the first epicenter of the novel coronavirus that quickly swept the globe earlier this year.
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.
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Tuesday morning, I joined my House Republican colleagues on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to make a commitment to America – that under our leadership, we can restore our way of life, rebuild the greatest economy, and renew...
As our nation continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest, we still have a broader global threat to be concerned about: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Yesterday on the floor, I discussed how my travel around Texas during the August state work period has reinforced the urgency of and informed my priorities for the next coronavirus relief package.
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China continues its efforts to destabilize and malign the United States and its allies.  Republicans have taken the threat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seriously, creating the China Task Force to educate the American...
Today I announced the Middle Rio Grande Development Council in Carrizo Springs, Texas will receive a $397,181 grant through the Economic Development Administration. The grant is intended to aid the council in developing...
Over the past decade, 21 rural Texas hospitals have closed. Thirty-two counties have no doctor, and an additional 23 have only one. According to the 2018 Rural Health Report Card published by Texas Tech University Health...
Recently, the IRS Criminal Investigation Unit has seen an uptick in scam cases related to COVID-19 and Economic Impact Payments (EIP). 
An estimated 291,000 US citizens and lawful permanent residents* (LPRs) living in Texas were ineligible for federal economic impact payments because of a “marriage penalty.” Under the CARES Act, any person with a social...
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.

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