On Thursday, President Donald J. Trump and members of his Administration hosted phone calls with Republican and Democrat Members of the House of Representatives and Senate serving on the Opening Up America Again Congressional Group.
One of the members asked to be on the bipartisan congressional task force was U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY).
“I am pleased to be joining the bipartisan task force on reopening the economy. Together with President Trump, we will get this economy roaring once again. We need to let Americans get safely back to work and bring prosperity to this nation anew,” said Dr. Paul.
The dialogue between the President, senior Administration officials, and the bipartisan group of Members of Congress also included a range of topics, namely the need for additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, the international and domestic supply chains, ways to energize the economy, surprise medical billing, clarifying the difference between essential and non-essential workers, mental health, and relief for small businesses.
Additionally, the Opening Up America Again Congressional Group discussed the rapidly expanding access to COVID-19 diagnostic and anti-body tests, ventilators, face masks, and other PPE.
Paul is one of dozens of member of the House and Senate to serve on the Group.
Along with his continued efforts to ensure a strong and wide-ranging federal response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, including getting more masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to our medical professionals and working for expanded and faster testing, Dr. Paul has also been volunteering at a local Kentucky hospital to relieve other physicians and work with and encourage COVID-19-positive patients.