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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Information

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A short while ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and President Trump just signed the bill into law. This bill will provide aid to the American workers, families, small businesses, and health care providers. In an effort to provide everyone with up-to-date information to you, businesses, and concerned individuals, we wanted to provide you some key resources from the bill, along with other resources that may be valuable to you.  

  • Summary of CARES Act – Small Business Provision (Click Here)
  • Summary of CARES Act – Tax (Click Here)
  • Summary of CARES Act – Unemployment (Click Here)
  • Summary of CARES Act – Health (Click Here)
  • Summary of CARES Act – American Livelihood (Click Here)
  • Small Business Committee – Information on Paycheck Protection and Loan Forgiveness (Click Here)
  • Small Business Committee – Small Business Loans FAQ Click Here

We are also adding the following information courtesy of the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor regarding actions those respective agencies are taking in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Click HERE for Department of Labor – Employee Paid Leave Rights
  • Click HERE for Department of Labor – Employer Paid Leave Requirements
  • Click HERE for Department of Labor – Questions and Answers
  • Click HERE for IRS – Payroll Tax Credit for Small and Midsize Businesses
  • Click HERE for IRS – Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers

  We know there have been many questions regarding the details of individual tax rebates that are authorized by the CARES Act. We have attached information regarding this tax rebate to this email for your reference.   We also are hearing from many of you on how to help during this pandemic. We are providing you with information below on how you can help with medical supplies, equipment, and services, and other items.
How to Help – Companies With Medical Supplies, Equipment and Services

  • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please email specifics to [email protected].
  • If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide us details on what you are offering.
  • If you are a private company that wants to produce a product related to the COVID response – email [email protected].
  • For non-medical supplies, services or equipment, if you are interested in doing business with FEMA, visit our Industry Liaison Program.

Finally, we want to emphasize Congressman Ratcliffe’s webpage dedicated to resources on COVID-19. You can find this webpage  HERE  with additional resources.   Thank you for all that you do and please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with questions or concerns.     Robbin Bass                                     James W. Baker III                              Virginia Hannan District Director                                 Director of Public Policy              Constituent Services Manager Congressman John Ratcliffe             Congressman John Ratcliffe             Congressman John Ratcliffe Texarkana District Office                 Sherman District Office            Rockwall District Office 903-823-3232                                   903-813-5270                                      972-771-0100

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