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USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will take several actions to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. President Trump directed USDA to craft this $19 billion immediate relief program to provide critical support to our farmers and ranchers, maintain the integrity of our food supply chain, and ensure every American continues to receive and have access to the food they need.

Oklahoma Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Make Publicly Owned Hospitals Eligible for CARES Act Programs

Oklahoma Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Make Publicly Owned Hospitals Eligible for CARES Act Programs

Oklahoma’s Congressional Delegation, led by Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), penned a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza, and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell urging that publicly trusted hospitals be made eligible for Paycheck Protection Program loans and other financial assistance programs. In Oklahoma, 43 rural hospitals are designated as a Public Trust making them ineligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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