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CARES Act: Coronavirus Relief Check Questions Answered

The CARES Act provides financial support through a one-time check for American workers to help them as our country continues its work to defeat the novel coronavirus.

04.03.2020
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$2 Trillion Federal Stimulus Package To Fund Array of Benefits for Texas Workers, Employers

Disaster relief funds, increased unemployment compensation and extended duration part of federal package to help unemployed workers and businesses affected by COVID-19.

04.03.2020
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Chairman Christian Applauds President Trump on Energy Negotiations

Saudi Arabia and Russia may be cutting back approximately 10 Million Barrels, and maybe substantially more which, if it happens, will be GREAT for the oil & gas industry!

04.03.2020
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Protecting Your Paycheck

The Paycheck Protection Program is to help millions of Americans providing $349 billion in low interest loans and grants directly to employers to survive this economic setback and retain their workforce.

04.03.2020
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Plastic Bag Bans Ending Quickly as Customer-Mandated Totes Prove Good Carriers of Viruses or Bacteria

Liberal cities, and even states like NY & NH are suddenly suspending their "Plastic Bag Bans" as customer-mandated totes are proving to be good carriers for Bacteria & Viruses – including the CoronaVirus – and pose a public health hazard during a time of national crisis.

04.02.2020
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Cong. Williams' COVID-19 Update: We're All Stepping Up

From private labs in the U.S., to global giants like Ford and General Motors, the power of the private sector is using its strength to help get us through this crisis.

04.02.2020
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Gov. Abbott Extends Social Distancing Protocols & School Closings to Restrict Spread of CoronaVirus

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he was extending the existing Social Distancing Guidelines originally set to expire last Monday until April 30th. The list of "Essential Services & Activities" follows the federal government's definition of Critical Infrastructure Sectors, and includes...

04.02.2020
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Cong. McCaul: New COVID-19 Treatments

"I sent letters to the Food & Drug Authority (FDA) and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) calling on them to share what their plan is to fast-tracking life-saving treatments to help those who test positive for CoronaVirus."

04.02.2020
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Lt. Gov. Patrick Applauds 5th Circuit Court Stay on Non-Essential Elective Surgeries, including Abortion

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today applauding Att. Gen. Ken Paxton for his quick appeal and victory at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding non-essential elective surgeries during the CoronaVirus pandemic, including abortion.

04.02.2020
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Comptroller’s Office Extends Franchise Tax Deadline

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that his agency is automatically extending the due date for 2020 franchise tax reports to July 15 to be consistent with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

04.02.2020
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State Rep. Phil King: Here's Your Small Business Owner's CoronaVirus Recovery Guide & Links to Assistance or Help

I know many of you have called our offices and are having trouble getting through on the Texas Workforce Commission's phones or website to process your Unemployment Benefits. I've pulled together a number of links and resources shared with our office from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) that I hope you'll find helpful. 

04.01.2020
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Cong. Brady: Protection For American Workers

The Federal CoronaVirus Aid, Relief & Security CARES Act establishes immediate relief for our small businesses in crisis with a $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program.

04.01.2020
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Chairman George P. Bush Provides Loan Relief for Veterans During COVID-19

The VLB recognizes the unique circumstances induced by COVID-19 and has taken measures to ease the burden of loan and housing penalties on the Veteran community.

04.01.2020
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Texas Businesses Must File Property Tax Renditions by April 15

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds business owners that for many property types, April 15 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts.

04.01.2020
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Coronavirus Update: CARES Act

My sole priority is protecting the safety, health and stability of the American people.

04.01.2020
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Trump's Right: We Must Get the U.S. Economy Back Up & Running

The families being hit hardest by the lock-down paralysis of our economy are the lowest-income workers. Getting America back to work ASAP, while taking all necessary measures to contain the CoronaVirus, is the wisest and most balanced solution.

03.31.2020
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Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

03.31.2020
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Steve Moore on Texas Insider Radio: 'We've got to get the economy up & running as soon as possible – President Trump's right about that."

"Just think about it: four weeks ago we had a beautiful economic picture – a $20 trillion dollar economic engine that was the envy of the world. But you can't just shut down a $20 trillion dollar engine for two or three or four months and expect it to start right back up. That just doesn't happen. We've got to get America back up and running," economist Steve Moore tells Insider's Jim Cardle.

03.31.2020
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Free Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall On Thursday!

I’m inviting you to a free telephone town hall on Thursday at 5:45PM featuring Hopkins County Court Judge Robert Newsome and other special guests.

03.31.2020
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How the Cares Act Supports America’s Small Businesses and Job Creators

This bill provides immediate emergency relief to working men and women all across this country and will help keep America’s small businesses afloat during these challenging times.

03.31.2020
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FLASTER: This CoronaVirus Should Make the Fall Election Very Interesting

Jig-saw puzzles are hard to find, and the kids are learning some discipline. The coming holidays of Easter & Passover are usually recognized as times of family togetherness – but this year, many gatherings will be by internet. A temporary change in life-style is warranted – and actually happening.

03.31.2020
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COVID-19 Relief Delivered​​​​​​​

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives, and President Trump has signed it into law.

03.30.2020
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Monday, March 30 COVID-19 Upda

President Trump announced that social distancing guidelines will be extended until April 30th.

03.30.2020
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TWC Expands Child Care Access for Essential Workers in Texas, Effective Immediately

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott approved the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) request to temporarily suspend compliance with several state laws that impair the ability to maintain child care services, especially child care services for essential frontline workers in relation to efforts to cope with the declared disaster.

03.30.2020
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Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’: From Abortion to Undocumented Immigrant's Coverage, Here Are the Things You Didn’t Know Are Included

"Medicare for All" legislation in the House & Senate would do more than just transform the nation's entire $3.7 trillion Health Care System. It would touch everything – and wade into some of the biggest political fights of our era, including Abortion, Drug Prices & the nation's Immigration Policies. Here are 14 Elements of the plan that you may not know were in there.

03.30.2020
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03.30.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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03.27.2020
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03.24.2020