Coronavirus Legislation Heads to President's Desk: Phase 3 Highlights

As we continue to combat this national health pandemic, President Trump has advocated for unity, calling on Members of Congress to work together with the administration to help American families, workers, and small businesses suffering from the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus. After days of unnecessary Democrat political posturing, today the House of Representatives passed by voice vote a coronavirus response package – phase 3 – that is the result of necessary bipartisan coll...

Supporting Older Americans Act Becomes Law

Today, President Donald Trump signed into law the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 (H.R. 4334), bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes the Older Americans Act and helps provide social and nutrition services to older Americans, empowering our nation’s seniors to live independent, high-quality lives. “Today, President Trump signed into law a bill that reflects our nation’s steadfast commitment to the well-being, health, and dignity of older Americans. We have an obligation to protect the m...

Foxx Slams Democrats for Partisan COVID-19 Bill

Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), released the following statement in response to Democrats’ partisan COVID-19 legislation circulated earlier today: “This is a socialist dream agenda full of permanent policy changes that Democrats are attempting to jam through during an unprecedented public health and economic crisis. It is disgraceful. This partisan bill is chock full of special interest bailouts, union wish lists, and job destroying policies. Th...

Relief for Students During COVID-19

Times of uncertainty require government leaders to step up and provide security. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that borrowers can temporarily suspend student loan payments without financial penalty. This, combined with last week’s announcement from the Trump administration that it will waive all interest on federal student loans, will provide relief to tens of millions of borrowers. "These are anxious times, particularly for students and families whose educations, careers, a...

ICYMI: FCC Increases Student Access to Online Learning During COVID-19 School Closures

During this unprecedented health crisis, our nation’s schools, students, and teachers are grappling with unique challenges. The novel coronavirus has led to at least 114,000 school closures, affecting over 50 million students, so students are turning to online learning. But they face a roadblock. Current federal rules prohibit schools from accepting anything of value—like improved Wi-Fi hotspots and networking gear—from service providers. This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) too...

Foxx, House Republicans Statement on Senate Coronavirus Response Package

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and six other House Committee Republican leaders released the following joint statement on the coronavirus response package, introduced today by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), which will enhance Congress' bicameral and bipartisan effort to mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19 on American families and businesses: "The American worker, family, and business own...

ICYMI: USDA Announces Partnership to Provide 1 Million Meals to Rural Children

The coronavirus has led 72,000 schools to shut down operations, affecting nearly 40 million students. So, the Trump administration is taking action to ensure that school meals are reaching those in need. Today, USDA announced it will be working with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, McLane Global, PepsiCo, and others to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals per week to students at rural schools that have closed due to the coronavirus. This announcement follows Secretary Perdue’s action la...

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