As the Coronavirus pandemic roils on, Trump Administration Seeks to Support the American People.
LANSING, Mich., March 19, 2020 – The Trump Administration has taken unprecedented steps this week to fight the COVID-19 virus and support the American people during the rapidly unfolding pandemic. Here are just a few of the actions the president took this week on behalf of the American people:
President Donald Trump announced a strict set of guidelines for Americans to follow for the next 15 days to try to “slow the spread” of the coronavirus.
The IRS will postpone the April 15 tax deadline by 90 days for millions of individuals who owe $1 million or less and corporations that owe $10 million or less
Medicare will immediately expand coverage for telemedicine nationwide to help seniors with health problems stay home to avoid the coronavirus.
The Department of Health and Human Services will allow all physicians and other medical personnel to practice in states other than the ones they are licensed to practice in.
President Trump announced from the White House Briefing Room Wednesday that he will invoke the Defense Production Act, which will speed up and expand the supply of resources from the country's industrial base, particularly to increase the production of medical supplies and equipment.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the Pentagon will provide 5 million respirator masks and 2,000 specialized ventilators to federal health authorities to help in the response to the coronavirus pandemic
President Donald Trump signed a $100 billion coronavirus aid package into law which includes provisions for emergency paid leave for workers as well as free testing.
President Trump announced that the federal government would suspend both evictions and foreclosures as the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen. The suspension will last until the end of April.
“While some out there attempt to diminish the work President Trump is doing, the American people know the truth. Everyday this administration is fighting for the health, safety and well-being of the hardworking people of this great nation.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “I applaud the president’s comprehensive approach, and his administration’s dedication to keep the country informed during this time of national crisis.”