McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

Washington, DC…U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: “It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. “In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our […]

Governor Newsom Announces Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Governor Newsom Announces Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that financial institutions will provide major financial relief for millions of Californians suffering financially as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. “Millions of California families will be able to take a sigh of relief,” said Governor Newsom. “These new financial protections will provide relief to California families and serve […]

PG&E Reaches Plea Agreement on State Charges Related to 2018 Camp Fire; Reaffirms Commitment to Get Victims Paid Fairly and Quickly and Continue Butte County Rebuilding Effort

PG&E Reaches Plea Agreement on State Charges Related to 2018 Camp Fire; Reaffirms Commitment to Get Victims Paid Fairly and Quickly and Continue Butte County Rebuilding Effort

San Francisco, CA…Pacific Gas and Electric Company today announced it has resolved all state charges related to the 2018 Camp Fire through a plea agreement with the Butte County District Attorney. Under that agreement, PG&E will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire stemming from the […]

State Postpones Tax Deadlines Until July 15 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

State Postpones Tax Deadlines Until July 15 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sacramento, CA…The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced updated special tax relief for all California taxpayers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. FTB is postponing until July 15 the filing and payment deadlines for all individuals and business entities for: 2019 tax returns, 2019 tax return payments, 2020 1st and 2nd quarter estimate payments, 2020 LLC taxes […]

Tax Day Now July 15: Treasury, IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments Regardless of Amount Owed

Tax Day Now July 15: Treasury, IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments Regardless of Amount Owed

Washington, DC… The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. […]

Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy

Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy

Washington, DC…The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support households, businesses, and the U.S. economy overall in this challenging time. The coronavirus pandemic is causing tremendous hardship across the United States and around the world. Our nation’s first priority is to care for those afflicted and to limit the […]

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for a point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic for the Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test.  “The test we’re authorizing today will be able to provide Americans with results within hours, rather than days like the existing tests, and the company plans to roll it out […]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

Washington, DC…Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Washington and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available for […]

California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that President Donald Trump has approved California’s request, submitted earlier today, for a presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster California’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts. “Earlier today we requested a presidential Major Disaster Declaration and this afternoon we got it,” said Governor Newsom. “The declaration will supplement our state’s comprehensive […]