Farmers and Ranchers Need Relief
Our farmers and ranchers are essential to keeping our nation’s food supply secure and we must do everything in our power to provide relief as they continue facing challenges with fortitude and determination during the pandemic.
Since the agriculture community has felt their heaviest losses over the last few months, allowing greater flexibility and aid will help in survival and recovery. I wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the USDA to reevaluate losses for livestock and crops through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) from April 16, 2020 until June 30, 2020 and request that cow-calf and stocker operators be provided more than $33 per head for the cattle they have had to hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I’m grateful for all the work that Secretary Perdue has done during COVID-19, and while we still have a long way to go, I am committed to providing these hardworking Americans with the support needed to continue serving Texans. Click here to learn more.
OUR ECONOMY IS READY TO REBOUND
There is no denying that we had the strongest economy in decades prior to the pandemic. In order to get us back on track, I will keep working to cut taxes and regulations, and provide targeted relief during the pandemic so Main Street America can be re-energized. Click here or on the image above to watch my interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business.
SMALL BUSINESS TOWN HALL
Thank you to all who joined our small business townhall this week! I especially want to thank panelists Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Laura Huffman, President and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce; and Art Mann, Administrator of the Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation for graciously providing their invaluable insight during our discussion.
Throughout the pandemic, it has been my priority to ensure our small businesses are able to survive and recover, and I’m proud to have supported programs like the Paycheck Protection Program that provide them with needed relief. Main Street America is the heartbeat of our economy and we need to do all we can to equip these entrepreneurs with certainty and confidence for the future.
If you were unable to join, click here to watch the recording.
DELIVERING FOR TX-25
I’m proud to deliver $45,923 to the Cleburne Housing Authority so they can continue serving residents during the pandemic. These funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19. Though TX-25 has already received much-needed relief, this grant under the CARES Act will allow the Cleburne Housing Authority to meet the needs of the Johnson County community.
In God we trust,
Member of Congress