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Even if judging only by the sheer number of #ReopenAmerica rallies that were held in state capitals across the country last week, it is clear that Americans have been so devastated by government responses to coronavirus that such “cures” are shaping up to be worse than the very virus itself. Whether politicians like it or not, Americans want to reopen society in some way, even though there is still a threat from coronavirus. The question is not whether to reopen, but when and how to reopen to allow our nation to continue on, while living with coronavirus.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 266, also known as the Phase 3.5 bill, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks' Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:
It’s understandable that people are focused on the numbers coming out of the CDC about COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths. The sickness and deaths are the obvious, heartbreaking tragedy, that which can be seen. But Americans are determined and resilient, which is why our economy has weathered so many tough storms.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FreedomWorks is pleased to announce today that Stephen Moore has expanded his role to serve as the chair of the newly formed Task Force on Economic Revival in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Moore was previously a Senior Economic Contributor with FreedomWorks.
News coverage has centered on the coronavirus protests that have broken out in states enacting harsh lockdowns such as Michigan, North Carolina, and others over the past week. Commentators have compared these with the “Tea Party” rallies of more than a decade ago.
This past week, FreedomWorks continued to measure the effects of COVID-19 on our audience. As we conduct more surveys, our organization has seen the devastation caused by the virus amongst our activists, as well as the increasing desire they have to reopen America.
One of the most important legacies the Trump administration will leave behind is the mountain of regulatory red tape taken off the books. This red tape reduction contributed greatly to the expansion of our economy, the growth of the stock market, and the reduction in unemployment. This has been a key part, if not the cornerstone, of fulfilling the president’s promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington.
Welcome to FreedomWorks Foundation’s fifth 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 government regulations that have been repealed to fight the pandemic. Check back next week for the next edition.
This week has marked a significant turning point in American attitudes regarding the coronavirus crisis and, more significantly, the stay-at-home orders that have swept our nation and devastated our economy. Such orders have mandated certain activities -- often under threat of criminal penalty -- and required closure of businesses deemed “nonessential” by various government officials.