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Trump Signs Relief for the American People

Today, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. This historic package is expected to provide supplies and aid to hospitals and healthcare professionals, along with much needed economic relief for families and small businesses to get through the COVID-19 crisis. “Today, President Trump showed yet again he is willing to do whatever it takes to get the American People through this crisis, and I am thankful for his leadership.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “I am also deeply grateful for our GOP Congressional Delegation who were able to pull this across the finish line – providing much-needed relief for those Michiganders on the frontlines of this outbreak and those struggling with its effects. Under the president’s leadership our nation will get through this crisis, and come out stronger and more united.” Some highlights of the CARES Acts: Coronavirus Specific Aid $100 billion in support for hospitals and health care providers Provides an additional $16 billion to secure ventilators, PPE’s and additional medical supplies necessary for state and federal responses. Provides immediate assistance to childcare providers to prevent them from going out of business and supports childcare for families, including for healthcare workers, first responders, and others playing critical roles during this crisis. Additional regulatory relief at FDA and CDC for market-based testing solutions and essential supplies such as testing kits, ventilators, PPEs, reagent supply, and hospital conversion Economic Relief $350 billion in loans for small businesses and non-profits.... More >

Cox Statement on Whitmer Claim

The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman, Laura Cox, on Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s appearance on WWJ radio in which she claimed that federal government vendors involved in the COVID-19 relief effort "are now being told not to send stuff here to Michigan”. However, when pressed later in the day by reporters to substantiate these claims, the governor’s office failed to provide any evidence of federal interference in the Michigan relief effort.  “Governor Whitmer made an extraordinary claim today which requires extraordinary evidence. If it is found that this claim is untrue and was simply a partisan attack to undermine the administration, I expect for the people of Michigan to hold Gretchen Whitmer accountable for trying to sow fear in a time of national crisis.”    More >

Cox Calls for Planned Parenthood Restrictions

Friday, Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox called on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to expand Executive Order 2020-17 to place Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics under the same regulations as other outpatient facilities specializing in non-emergency medical procedures. Such a move would help preserve valuable medical supplies during the COVID-19crisis, and similar restrictions have been implemented in Ohio, Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  Currently, Executive Order 2020-17 states that hospitals, freestanding surgical outpatient facilities, dental facilities, and all state-operated outpatient facilities must implement a plan to temporarily postpone all non-essential procedures until the termination of the COVID-19 state of emergency.   “Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there is an incredible strain being placed on Michigan’s healthcare system. It makes sense that all nonessential medical procedures be postponed.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “With that in mind, I am calling on Governor Whitmer to expand Executive Order 2020-17 to include Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. This move will save valuable medical supplies in the fight against COVID-19 and reduce the risk of hospitalization due to complications from the abortion procedure. The governor must act to put the health and safety of the people of Michigan ahead of her political position on this issue.”   More >

Cox Statement on Haley Stevens’ Meltdown

The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the meltdown today by Michigan Congresswoman Haley Stevens, resulting in the Chair deeming Stevens out of order and her being gaveled down on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  (Stevens on the House Floor) “Yet again, Haley Stevens has displayed that she lacks the temperament to represent the people of Michigan in the United States House of Representatives. While Congress debated the most important stimulus package in a generation, Stevens shouted and screamed over multiple requests by House leadership to stand down. This defiance in decorum is alarming and a continuation of the failed leadership we’ve witnessed since Stevens took office. Michiganders deserve better.”   More >

Governor Whitmer, What’s the Hold Up?

Just like the FEMA disaster declaration, Michigan Fails to Act Fast. A week ago, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and President Trump announced that Tax Day would be moved back to July 15th – providing a sigh of relief for many individuals and small business owners. Since that announcement by the federal government, two other Midwest states, Illinois and Ohio, have followed suit in deferring the deadline for their state taxes.  On Wednesday, Michigan House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez called for the deadline for Michigan’s income tax filing to be extended. In her virtual town hall with WOOD-TV on Thursday, Governor Whitmer suggested that her administration was considering the possibility. There has yet to be an Executive Order delaying the deadline.  “By waiting to delay the tax deadline, Governor Whitmer is yet again behind in providing relief for the hardworking families and small businesses of our state,” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “This delay is causing confusion and many people may fail to file on time thinking that state taxes are due in July along with federal tax returns. A problem that could be solved with a single stroke of the governor’s pen. What’s the holdup, Governor?” More >

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Trump Signs Relief for the American People

Today, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. This historic package is expected to provide supplies and aid to hospitals and healthcare professionals, along with much needed economic relief for families and small businesses to get through the COVID-19 crisis. “Today, President Trump showed yet again he is willing to do whatever it takes to get the American People through this crisis, and I am thankful for his leadership.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “I am also deeply grateful for our GOP Congressional Delegation who were able to pull this across the finish line – providing much-needed relief for those Michiganders on the frontlines of this outbreak and those struggling with its effects. Under the president’s leadership our nation will get through this crisis, and come out stronger and more united.” Some highlights of the CARES Acts: Coronavirus Specific Aid $100 billion in support for hospitals and health care providers Provides an additional $16 billion to secure ventilators, PPE’s and additional medical supplies necessary for state and federal responses. Provides immediate assistance to childcare providers to prevent them from going out of business and supports childcare for families, including for healthcare workers, first responders, and others playing critical roles during this crisis. Additional regulatory relief at FDA and CDC for market-based testing solutions and essential supplies such as testing kits, ventilators, PPEs, reagent supply, and hospital conversion Economic Relief $350 billion in loans for small businesses and non-profits.... More >

Cox Statement on Whitmer Claim

The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman, Laura Cox, on Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s appearance on WWJ radio in which she claimed that federal government vendors involved in the COVID-19 relief effort "are now being told not to send stuff here to Michigan”. However, when pressed later in the day by reporters to substantiate these claims, the governor’s office failed to provide any evidence of federal interference in the Michigan relief effort.  “Governor Whitmer made an extraordinary claim today which requires extraordinary evidence. If it is found that this claim is untrue and was simply a partisan attack to undermine the administration, I expect for the people of Michigan to hold Gretchen Whitmer accountable for trying to sow fear in a time of national crisis.”    More >

Cox Calls for Planned Parenthood Restrictions

Friday, Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox called on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to expand Executive Order 2020-17 to place Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics under the same regulations as other outpatient facilities specializing in non-emergency medical procedures. Such a move would help preserve valuable medical supplies during the COVID-19crisis, and similar restrictions have been implemented in Ohio, Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  Currently, Executive Order 2020-17 states that hospitals, freestanding surgical outpatient facilities, dental facilities, and all state-operated outpatient facilities must implement a plan to temporarily postpone all non-essential procedures until the termination of the COVID-19 state of emergency.   “Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there is an incredible strain being placed on Michigan’s healthcare system. It makes sense that all nonessential medical procedures be postponed.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “With that in mind, I am calling on Governor Whitmer to expand Executive Order 2020-17 to include Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. This move will save valuable medical supplies in the fight against COVID-19 and reduce the risk of hospitalization due to complications from the abortion procedure. The governor must act to put the health and safety of the people of Michigan ahead of her political position on this issue.”   More >

Cox Statement on Haley Stevens’ Meltdown

The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the meltdown today by Michigan Congresswoman Haley Stevens, resulting in the Chair deeming Stevens out of order and her being gaveled down on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  (Stevens on the House Floor) “Yet again, Haley Stevens has displayed that she lacks the temperament to represent the people of Michigan in the United States House of Representatives. While Congress debated the most important stimulus package in a generation, Stevens shouted and screamed over multiple requests by House leadership to stand down. This defiance in decorum is alarming and a continuation of the failed leadership we’ve witnessed since Stevens took office. Michiganders deserve better.”   More >

Governor Whitmer, What’s the Hold Up?

Just like the FEMA disaster declaration, Michigan Fails to Act Fast. A week ago, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and President Trump announced that Tax Day would be moved back to July 15th – providing a sigh of relief for many individuals and small business owners. Since that announcement by the federal government, two other Midwest states, Illinois and Ohio, have followed suit in deferring the deadline for their state taxes.  On Wednesday, Michigan House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez called for the deadline for Michigan’s income tax filing to be extended. In her virtual town hall with WOOD-TV on Thursday, Governor Whitmer suggested that her administration was considering the possibility. There has yet to be an Executive Order delaying the deadline.  “By waiting to delay the tax deadline, Governor Whitmer is yet again behind in providing relief for the hardworking families and small businesses of our state,” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “This delay is causing confusion and many people may fail to file on time thinking that state taxes are due in July along with federal tax returns. A problem that could be solved with a single stroke of the governor’s pen. What’s the holdup, Governor?” More >

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