Saving Texas Jobs
Over 51 million jobs nationwide were supported by the Paycheck Protection Program, including 58,000 in our district, and I’m proud to have supported this successful program the CARES Act. This funding is crucial to ensuring Main Street America can continue driving our economy during and after the pandemic as we move forward. There is currently about $130 billion left in the program, and it’s my hope that Congress will re-purpose the remaining funding so businesses still in need can receive resources to keep their doors open. I’m proud to fight on behalf of all entrepreneurs in the 25th District and deliver resources that allow them to continue serving Texans.
Take a look below at a few of our TX-25 highlights from this week:
Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area
The Boys & Girls Club of the Austin area was able to keep 40 employees on payroll and their doors open thanks to the Paycheck Protection Program. I’m proud to deliver relief for vital nonprofits who are dedicated to serving our community and investing in the next generation.
North Central Texas Jellystone Park employs hundreds of workers in Burleson and attracts thousands of visitors every year. They’re able to continue providing fun for families in our TX-25 community due to the Paycheck Protection Program keeping their doors open and all of their employees on payroll.
Rudy’s BBQ and Mighty Fine Burgers
K&N Management operates four Rudy’s “Country Store” & BBQ and five Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes in Austin, and has been able to continue serving our community because of relief under the Paycheck Protection Program. Through community impact programs, the organization gives back locally and globally, and encourages volunteerism via company sponsored community impact events for Austin charitable organizations.
Dripping Springs Chocolate Company
The Dripping Springs Chocolate Company was started as a family-owned business in 2016. Thanks to pro-growth, pro-business policies and the Paycheck Protection Program, they’ve been able to expand over the last few years and adapt to changes during COVID-19.
Hudson’s on Mercer Street
The Save Our Stages Act would save community staples like Hudson’s on Mercer Street in Dripping Springs and provide relief to survive and recover from COVID-19. I was grateful for the opportunity to tour the venue and learn more about their dedication to the TX-25 community.
Hiller Measurements designs mission-critical test instrumentation, assemblies, and systems for growing industries including aerospace and defense, medical devices, test and measurement, 5G, and power storage. Since 2010, Hiller has grown from a handful of talented engineers in garage to nearly two hundred engineers at sites all across the United States. It was great to tour their new facility in Dripping Springs and learn more about their successful operation supporting critical industries nationwide.
Hill Country Indoor
Gyms across the country have faces tremendous challenges as COVID-19 has severely restricted the use of machinery and shared space. Hill Country Indoor Athletic Facility has adapted to these changing times by revamping cleaning protocols, participating in virtual fitness classes and increasing other safety measures. I had the opportunity to tour their Bee Cave facility this week to learn more about their operation and the road ahead as they continue evolving to serve the Austin area.
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU
While we continue fighting the pandemic together, my office is working hard for you. If you are experiencing an issue with a federal agency or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to my team in either Cleburne or Austin, or send us an email here. You can also stay up to date by following me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
In God we trust,
Member of Congress