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COVID-19 Federal Update (3/30)

March 30th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Capitol Hill Update Following passage and enactment of the Phase III COVID-19 response bill late last week, lawmakers have left Washington and are expected to be out of session until Apr. 20th at the earliest. Despite this extended absence, discussions among lawmakers on a ‘Phase IV’ coronavirus legislative package are expected to intensify in the […]

COVID-19 Alert: House Passes ‘Phase III’ Coronavirus Response Measure

March 27th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Bill clears by voice vote, set for POTUS signature at 4 PM. Deal includes funding for small businesses, health care needs, and direct payment relief. Speaker Pelosi emphasizes need for ‘Phase IV’ legislation Today, House lawmakers passed a sweeping $2.3 trillion economic stimulus package (section-by-section) aimed at bolstering the response efforts and stemming the negative […]

COVID-19 Federal Update (3/27)

March 27th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Capitol Hill Update House lawmakers have reconvened for legislative business as they look to swiftly clear the $2 trillion COVID-19 economic stimulus measure. The bill currently enjoys strong bipartisan support on both sides of the aisle after it overwhelmingly cleared the Senate on a 96-0 vote. While the House will try to pass the package […]

COVID-19 Federal Update (3/26)

March 26th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Late last night, Senators overwhelmingly passed (96-0) a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package aimed at bolstering the economy and response efforts amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill now heads to the House, where lawmakers are eyeing a voice vote passage of the measure during an abbreviated session tomorrow morning. The House Rules Committee is expected […]

COVID-19 Federal Update (3/25)

March 25th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Late last night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin struck a bipartisan agreement on a $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus deal following days of intense negotiations. In a “Dear Colleague” letter to members, Leader Schumer outlined several funding streams Democrats were able to secure in the final bill, including: (1) $150 […]

COVID-19 Federal Update (3/24)

March 24th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

White House officials and Congressional leaders are inching closer to an agreement on the “Phase III” COVID-19 response legislation following a tense day on the Senate floor that saw Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) bill stall for a second time. Off the floor, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) worked […]

COVID-19 Federal Update (3/23)

March 23rd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Capitol Hill Update Senators will try to advance Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’s “Phase III” COVID-19 response legislation (Division A Summary; Division B Summary) again this afternoon as negotiations between party leadership continue. Leader McConnell originally lined up the next procedural vote for 9:45 AM, but has since adjusted the upper chamber’s schedule to convene at noon […]

Join the NTC Team!

January 28th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized

Are you an innovative, high-energy individual? Do you like meeting leaders across the region? Do you want to make North Texas a better place? If you do, then we have the place for you! The North Texas Commission is hiring for a Vice President of Development. Check out the job description here.

TNT – Episode 2: The Dallas Arboretum

October 25th, 2019 Posted in Topic: North Texas

On this week’s episode of Topic: North Texas, Patrick and I traveled to the Dallas Arboretum and met with the Vice President of Gardens, Dave Forehand to learn more about Dallas’s number one tourist attraction. During our visit, Dave gave us an exclusive tour of the grounds along with some insight on the history of […]

The Economic Impact of Immigrants in North Texas

July 25th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized

On Wednesday, July 24, the North Texas Commission and New American Economy released a report on the Demographic and Economic Contributions of Immigrants in the Metro Area. In order for our economy to grow, we must have a reliable workforce. In total, the immigrant population makes up 18.7% of the region’s population and 85.6% of […]