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United States Has Built the World’s Leading Coronavirus Testing System

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump is working tirelessly to ensure that every State, territory, and tribe has the resources they need to meet their testing goals.

The Administration is sending $11 billion to help States, territories, and tribes meet the testing goals set out by their Governors and tribal leaders.

The Federal Government will be sending approximately 12 million swabs to States over the course of May to supplement private sector resources.

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By the Numbers: A Massive Nationwide Response

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – When the world has faced trying times, Americans have never failed to rise to the occasion. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is and will be no exception.
 
U.S. Sparing no expense to win this fight
 
“We have the best doctors, the best military leaders, and the best logistics professionals anywhere in the world,” President Donald Trump said yesterday. “And we’re orchestrating a massive federal response unlike anything our country has ever seen or done.”

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams delivers remarks at a Coronavirus briefing. (White House)

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams delivers remarks at a Coronavirus briefing. (White House)

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Releases Coronavirus Resource Guide for Tennesseans

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has released the following Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource guide for Tennesseans.

Our Tennessee Workforce: Have you recently been laid off, or has a reduction in compensation made it difficult to make ends meet?

Visit the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development website to file for Unemployment Insurance and other forms of assistance: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/apply-for-benefits.html.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Congress unable to pass Coronavirus Stimulus Plan to Give Cash to Families

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “Congress was unable to reach an agreement Sunday on a $1 trillion-plus stimulus package that gives cash to families and keeps small businesses afloat during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” Tom Howell Jr. writes in The Washington Times.
 
“This national crisis is not going to wait around if Congress slips back into conventional politics or haggles endlessly over the finer points,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said.

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President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Members of Coronavirus Task Force Remarks at Press Briefing, March 20th

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – THE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  I had a very good telephone conversation — extremely good — with Senator Schumer a little while ago.  We’re working on various elements of the deal, and the Democrats are very much wanting something to happen, and the Republicans, likewise, are very much wanting something to happen.  And I think it will.

I spoke with — at length with Mitch McConnell.  And there’s tremendous spirit to get something done, so we’ll see what happens.  But my conversation was very good with Senator Schumer.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Prioritizing, Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of Covid-19

 

President Donald J. Trump

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (the “Act”), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Policy and Findings.  On March 13th, 2020, I declared a national emergency recognizing the threat that the novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 poses to our national security. 

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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24 hours of all-American Teamwork

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – When President Donald Trump took the podium at yesterday’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing, he asked Americans to unite behind a single goal. “We’re announcing new guidelines for every American to follow over the next 15 days as we combat the virus,” he said.
 
And in just 24 hours, the selflessness and patriotism on display all across our great country has been astounding.

The new guidelines released yesterday deliver a nationwide game plan. Each one of us has a role to play in stopping transmission of this virus.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Coronavirus briefing. (White House)

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Coronavirus briefing. (White House)

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Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, a Model of Bipartisanship

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “This week, one of President Donald Trump’s most outspoken critics, Governor Gavin Newsom of California, said this about the president and his team’s response to the cruise ship in Oakland: ‘Every single thing [Trump] said, they followed through on. Every single thing. His administration—and it starts at the top, including the vice president—has been consistent,’” Reps. Roger Marshall (R-KS) and Brian Babin (R-TX) write.

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President Donald Trump Mobilizes Full Resources of Federal Government for Coronavirus

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump is leveraging the full power of the Federal Government to protect the health and safety of the American people. 

President Trump is exercising statutory authorities to declare a national emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The unprecedented action the President is taking invites States, territories, and tribes to access over $42 billion in existing funding to combat the coronavirus.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam makes case for Insure Tennessee to General Assembly

 

Governor’s plan provides health care coverage to more Tennesseans at no cost to the state

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam this evening addressed a joint convention of the 109th General Assembly as legislators began an extraordinary legislative session to consider his Insure Tennessee plan.

The proposal, a two-year pilot program to provide market-based health care coverage to more than 250,000 Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options, does not create any new taxes for Tennesseans and will not add any state cost to the budget.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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