While Democrats Continue Playing Politics, The Trump Administration Is Taking Quick, Decisive Action To Address The Coronavirus

The Facts:


  • Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is holding a hearing on coronavirus preparedness and response.
  • On January 7, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established a coronavirus incident management system to provide support for the government’s coronavirus response.
    • The CDC has issued guidance for healthcare professionals to assess exposure to the virus and to evaluate individuals.
    • The CDC has also developed a test which will allow state and local labs to diagnose the virus.
  • Following the outbreak of the virus, the Trump Administration quickly committed billions in resources to address the virus including signing a bill that provides $7.76 billion to federal, state and local agencies to combat the virus and authorizes $500 million in waivers for Medicare telehealth restrictions.
    • Additionally, the Trump Administration transferred $35 million to the CDC to help state and local communities that have been impacted most by the coronavirus.
    • President Trump donated his quarterly salary to the Department of Health and Human Services to support efforts to confront the coronavirus.
  • The Trump Administration also initiated travel bans and quarantines of individuals suspected of potentially having the virus including suspending entry of foreign nationals who have been to China and Iran within the past 14 days.
  • The Trump Administration’s response to the virus has been praised by Democrat Governors from Washington, California and New York.
    • Democrat Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, praised President Trump for supporting his state saying “he said everything I could have hoped for… and every single thing he said, they followed through on.”
    • Washington Governor Jay Inslee said the Federal government was responsive and diligent to the needs of his state regarding the coronavirus.
    • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo praised the Trump Administration’s appointment of Mike Pence to head the coronavirus task force and said his administration had a “highly functional relationship” with the Trump Administration.

Read the full list of actions here.