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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, FreedomWorks’ nationwide grassroots community has initiated the #LoveAmerica pledge, urging citizens to take a leadership role in supporting their communities. Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks' President, wrote in The Washington Examiner:
America is no stranger to catastrophe. Together, we have persisted through the Civil War, the Spanish flu, the Great Depression, two world wars, the Sept. 11 attacks, and the 2008 financial crisis, to name a few.
Just as the coronavirus pandemic is not an excuse for legislatures to pass irresponsible measures in the name of protecting their citizenry, the coronavirus pandemic is also not an excuse for these same legislatures to forego their responsibilities to continue working on unrelated issues. Once the current state of affairs has passed, citizens will return to their daily patterns and elected officials to their posts taking care of issues unrelated to coronavirus.
Earlier this week, the Department of the Treasury released its requests to Congress for the third-phase of COVID-19 response legislation. This request includes $500 billion in direct payments to Americans, $300 billion in loans to small businesses, $150 billion to distressed industries, and $50 billion to the airline industry. Add it all up, and we’re looking at a $1 trillion package to address COVID-19, in addition to the roughly $110 billion that Congress has already spent in response to the pandemic.
Welcome to FreedomWorks Foundation’s third regulatory review of 2020! Our Regulatory Action Center proudly updates you with the latest regulatory actions from the swamp.This week, we bring you a special coronavirus edition, highlighting some of the positive ways our government is responding administratively. Check back next week for the next edition.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Following reports that congressional leadership is pushing to include language in the third phase of coronavirus legislation to artificially fix prices in an effort to address medical “surprise billing,” Jason Pye, FreedomWorks’ Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:
The Senate gave final legislative approval Wednesday afternoon to the $100 billion Families
First Coronavirus Response Act and President Trump is expected to quickly sign it into law. But
the cost of this bill pales in comparison to emergency economic assistance legislation that could
cost $1 trillion or more.