PRESIDENT TRUMP: “I want to thank the American people for the incredible sacrifices that they are making on behalf of our nation and I want to encourage everyone to keep following our guidelines on social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and hand washing and all of the other things that everybody knows they are supposed to be doing.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Ultimately, the goal is to ease the guidelines and open things up to very large sections of our country as we near the end the end of our historic battle with the invisible enemy.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “My first priority is always the health and safety of the American people and I want everyone to understand that we are continuing to evaluate the data. We are working with the task force and making decisions based on what is best for the interests of our fantastic country.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “I said earlier today that I hope we can do this by Easter. I think that would be a great thing for our country and we’re all working very hard to make that a reality.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We’ll only do it if it’s good and maybe we do sections of the country.”
LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC RELIEF
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We are working to pass the biggest and boldest financial relief package in American history. Senators will soon hopefully vote on a $2 trillion bill that will deliver direct cash payments to struggling Americans. No fault of their own.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “The legislation will also include billions of dollars for additional resources for our and really heroic -- these are incredible doctors, nurses, brave, and hospitals; as well as support for hard-hit industries, such as the airline industry and cruise ship industry which employ tremendous amounts of people and obviously serves important functions beyond that.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Today, as you probably saw, the DOW surged over 2,100 points. That’s the all-time record history of the exchange. This is very encouraging and I think part of the reason is they are looking at what is close to being passed. And I think a very big part of it is they see we want to get our country open as soon as possible.”
NEC DIRECTOR LARRY KUDLOW: “This legislation is urgently needed to bolster the economy, provide cash injections and liquidity, and stabilize financial markets to get us through a difficult period.”
NEC DIRECTOR KUDLOW: “This package will be the single largest main street assistance program in the history of the United States.”
NEC DIRECTOR KUDLOW: “The total package here comes to roughly $6 trillion. $2 trillion direct assistance, roughly $4 trillion in Federal Reserve lending power.”
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “The Federal government is using every resource at its disposal to acquire and distribute critical medical supplies.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Through FEMA, the Federal government is distributing more than eight million N-95 respirators, 14 million surgical masks and many, many millions more under order.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “2.4 million face shields, 1.9 million surgical gowns. 13.5 million gloves and more than 4,000 ventilators to the areas of greatest need have already been sent and we have 4,000 being delivered to New York.”
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “New York state has prioritized three alternative medical facilities and, at the President’s direction, the Army Corps of Engineers is working on plans to build those facilities out. You’ve heard the President speak about the Javits Center, the addition of 1,000 beds.”
PRIVATE SECTOR STEPPING UP
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Private companies are heeding our call to produce medical equipment and supplies because they know that we will not hesitate to invoke the [Defense Production Act] to get them to do what they have to do.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Ford, 3M, General Electric Health are making tremendous numbers. They’ve already started on respirators, ventilators and face shields. They’re working together.”
GUIDANCE FOR NEW YORKERS
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “For anyone in the New York metropolitan area who has traveled, our task force is encouraging you to monitor your temperature, be sensitive to symptoms, and we are asking anyone who has traveled out of the New York City metropolitan area to anywhere else in the country to self-isolate for 14 days.”
Associate Director, White House Office of Public Liaison
The Vice President stated today, “The President has made it clear that he hopes -- in weeks, not months -- to be able to open up the country. But let me make one last encouragement to every American: We will get to that day quicker if every American will put into practice the President's coronavirus guidelines for our nation: "15 Days to Slow the Spread.” If every American will do this, I have no doubt that we will slow the spread, we will protect our most vulnerable, and we will heal our land.”
We encourage you all to continue to put into practice the President’s 15 Days to Slow the Spread guidelines. Additionally, please see the highlights from today’s Coronavirus Task Force Briefing. Feel free to share these highlights and the guidelines across your networks.
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Michelle Steel, a Candidate for Congress
Hi all, this is Matt Ciepielowski, campaign manager for Michelle Steel for Congress. In this unprecedented period of crisis, we have temporarily changed traditional campaign activities. We will keep you updated on the Michelle-led county response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below find the letter Michelle sent to Orange County’s congressional delegation requesting their support for much needed medical supplies, testing kits, and productive equipment to help Orange County tackle COVID-19-
Real leaders vs. the pundits
A global crisis like the Coronavirus pandemic separates the real leaders from the pundits.
Real leaders know that every decision in Washington affects millions of Americans. Pundits, on the other hand, aren’t accountable to anyone except the media execs who sign their paychecks. They don’t have real jobs, so they don’t suffer when Democrats in Congress block a relief bill—or when politicians say it’s OK to shut down our entire economy indefinitely.
President Trump understands that when officials close down businesses to safeguard public health, there must be an ambitious recovery plan ready. Part one of that plan is immediate relief for millions of affected American workers. Part two is aggressive action to make sure America can open for business again the moment it is safe to do so.
Part one is nearly complete. Working late last night and into the early morning hours, Trump Administration officials and Senate lawmakers came together on a deal. “The legislation developed in the Senate is the first step to restoring confidence and stability to America’s economy,” the President said yesterday.
Larry Kudlow: “This legislation is urgently needed to bolster the economy.”
The next step is preparing to get America back to work as soon as possible. Once again, the pundit class lined up to attack common sense—they say it’s too soon to even think about how our economy recovers once the threat passes.
Easy for them to say, of course. A mass quarantine doesn’t risk their paychecks, their families’ futures, or their ability to retire the same way it threatens millions of small businesses and workers. Most pundits don’t know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck; they don’t have to fear not being able to put food on the table.
Leaders, however, don’t have the “luxury of being one-dimensional,” as Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) said this week. Public health is essential, but “we also have to start to plan the pivot back to economic functionality. You can't stop the economy forever.”
President Trump: The best thing for our economy is victory over this virus
Gov. Cuomo also thanked President Trump and his team for their full cooperation and creative private-sector involvement during the outbreak. As President Trump says, bipartisan cooperation right now is crucial to get every American the support they need.
America’s future shines bright. No country on Earth is better prepared to handle this pandemic than we are. We will beat this virus together. And when we do, our economy will pick up right where it left off—with high wages, job growth, and rising 401(k)s.
Maybe that’s what the pundits are really worried about.
“List: 74 actions taken by Trump to fight virus and bolster economy”
Together, we will prevail!
The American people are showing each day that unity and resolve define our nation.
“In the selfless actions of our amazing citizens, we’re seeing enduring strength of our magnificent nation, a spirit that can never be broken, and a victorious future that can never be denied,” President Trump said.
Nationally, the Republican led Senate reached a deal on a workers first coronavirus relief package.
CNN reports Republicans delivered:
- $250 billion for direct payments to individuals and families
- $350 billion for small business loans
- $250 billion for unemployment insurance benefits
- $500 billion for loans for distressed companies
However, the Democrats made clear they intend to use this crisis as an opportunity to push their far-left agenda. For example, Biden said that the pandemic is an “opportunity” to get the Green New Deal passed.
capable of transiting the Panama Canal.
It appears the ship is doing sea trials off the cost of San Diego after being outfitted upon coming off drydock there before being deployed to Los Angeles Harbor later this week.
President Donald Trump has approved the deployment of a U.S. Navy hospital shop to Los Angeles in order to assist the state of California as it deals with the coronavirus outbreak.
During a press conference on Sunday, Trump confirmed that the USNS Mercy, a hospital ship that has been docked in San Diego, will be deployed to the port of Los Angeles immediately.
The ship, measuring nearly 900 feet in length, holds around 1,000 hospital beds, including 80 intensive care unit beds.
Mercy's sister ship, USNS Comfort, is also set to be sent to New York in the next few weeks to assist with COVID-19 aid.
"The Department of Defense has been given direction to dispatch it to Los Angeles immediately," Gaynor said. "DoD has advised that Mercy can get into position within a week or less of today's order.
Orthopedic surgery performed in one of the ship's operating rooms.
Intensive care wards: 80 beds
Recovery wards: 20 beds
Intermediate care wards: 280 beds
Light care wards: 120 beds
Limited care wards: 500 beds
Total Patient Capacity: 1000 beds
Operating Rooms: 12
Departments and Facilities:
Radiological services including CT
Main laboratory plus satellite lab
Central sterile processing
Physical therapy and burn care
Intensive Care Unit
Oxygen producing plants (two)