Topic: Federal Government
Washington, 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.
Washington, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Washington, 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.
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Members of Coronavirus Task Force Remarks at Press Briefing, March 20th
Washington, 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.
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
Washington, 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.
Washington, 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.
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.
Washington, 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.
Washington, 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.
Governor’s plan provides health care coverage to more Tennesseans at no cost to the state
Nashville, 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.
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