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Wittman to Pelosi: We need more COVID-19 relief for people - NOW!

I am once again writing to ask that you would bring before the House of Representatives bipartisan COVID-19 relief legislation that could also pass the Senate and be signed into law by the President. Unfortunately, since this Spring, the House has only considered partisan legislation that has no chance of being signed into law.

SS Commissioner instructs recipients how and when to file for COVID-19 benefits

People receiving benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under age 17, however, should not wait for their automatic $1,200 individual payment.

New guidance for Social Security beneficiaries about COVID-19 impact payments

Andrew Saul, Commissioner, Social Security Administration, announced today, April 13, “The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for eligible individuals who do not normally file a tax return, and also announced that it would begin making automatic payments.

Social Security payments will be paid as usual, Commissioner Saul advises

Commissioner Saul said. “I want our beneficiaries to be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping or somehow changing your Social Security payments, but that is not true. Don’t be fooled.”

Sen. Warners’s Academy Day canceled; get info via video

US Senator Mark Warner’s Academy Day 2020 has been canceled. Those interested in attending a Service Academy should sign up to receive a video with the information.

Wittman introduces bill for pilot grants to expand reliable broadband to 19 million rural Americans

Today, April 6, Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman, who represents part of Prince William County, and Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-6), spurred by the Coronavirus Pandemic across America, introduced legislation to create a five-year pilot grant program to expand reliable broadband access to some 19 million rural Americans who are unable to connect to this service.

US okays Va. request to cancel SOL tests for 2019-20 school year

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year.

PRTC seeks help from Congressional Delegation on COVID-19 Crisis

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission, which operates mobility services under the name OmniRide, is seeking help from its Congressional delegation to deal with significant revenue losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local census “events” canceled; residents are asked to complete the form online, by phone or mail

US Census Bureau asks people to complete the 2020 U.S. Census online, by phone, or send it in by mail. Person-to-person contact is not needed to complete the 2020 Census.

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