Coronavirus

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...
Restaurants operate at the center of an economic ecosystem, with farmers, ranchers, wineries, brewers, distillers, maintenance and delivery companies, and all their families relying on a thriving restaurant industry. PPP...
Lockdown zealot Dr. Anthony Fauci was slammed this week for finally admitting that schools should have been open despite coronavirus restrictions, with critics charging that children have been subjected to eight months of...
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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In a recent interview published by the Houston Chronicle, Congressman Michael McCaul discusses why he will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine and his support for Operation Warp Speed. 
Our first priority needs to be the pandemic. Coronavirus relief is and needs to be at the top of the Senate’s to-do list. The virus has claimed the lives of more than 20,000 Texans, and millions continue to grapple with the...

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