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Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus Update: What you need to know about the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package, the Federal Debt and What’s Next

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill , two days after the Senate passage of the legislation. President Trump signed the legislation shortly after the House vote.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides relief for workers and businesses that have been devastated by the outbreak, and is the largest economic relief package in modern U.S. history. This is the third round […]

Mar 23, 2020

Tackling Coronavirus: The Latest News and Updates

The U.S. government and many state governments have taken steps over the last couple of weeks to combat the spread of COVID-19. We know many of you are also taking action to slow and prevent the disease. Communities are a fragile ecosystem that are being hit hard. Local businesses are hurting and some of the most vulnerable […]

Mar 13, 2020

What You Need to Know about the Health and Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus

It seems that every hour brings more news of outbreaks, cancellations, and economic turmoil  including volatility of the stock market and oil prices. The fabric of our neighborhoods and communities that rely on local patrons for their livelihood are struggling to survive the social distancing and work from home directives. The Policy Circle team, like most of you, […]

Feb 21, 2020

The President’s Budget: What You Need to Know

Last week, President Trump released the Budget for America’s Future , his administration’s proposal for Fiscal Year 2021. The $4.8 trillion budget details spending increases balanced by spending cuts to eliminate annual deficits by 2035 and generate $4.4 trillion in savings by 2030.  Addressing Wasteful Spending  One key area the President’s proposed budget addresses is wasteful spending in the form of improper year-end waste […]

Feb 12, 2020

Human Trafficking: New Executive Order Sheds Light on Prevention, Protection and Prosecution

I had the honor of participating in a summit at the White House on Human Trafficking last week to mark Human Trafficking Prevention Month , as well as the 20th anniversary of the Antitrafficking Act on January 31st. This is an issue that can feel remote to some – but whether it’s an urban center, suburb or rural area, it’s unfortunately something that touches each of our communities. To […]

Feb 12, 2020

Welcoming Circle Members to The Lone Star State

This month The Policy Circle team headed to Austin to spread the organization’s message and vision with more than 50 women in the state’s capital. A very big thank you to our hosts Stacy Hock and Ellen Troxclair whose leadership to bring together an amazing group of women is much appreciated.  We exceeded our goal […]