The End is in Sight
Dear Friends,

As your federal representative, I want to ensure that you and your family have the latest accurate information on the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by the federal government. My office has compiled some information and resources on efforts being taken at both the federal and state level to keep Georgians safe and healthy. 

This resource guide includes information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on topics such as how the virus spreads, tips for prevention, travel Information, and interim guidance for mass gatherings; it provides legislative summaries of the three-phase response to the coronavirus pandemic and includes small business resources as well as assistance available to employees and families.

Click here to review this complete resource page, and please contact my office for additional questions.


Progress Ahead

As we strengthen our efforts against the coronavirus, we continue to receive more data. Recently, the White House has indicated in its updated figures and models that the United States is experiencing a decrease in cases. In some of the country’s “hot spots,” like New York and New Jersey, we have witnessed a plateau in cases, signaling that there is hope and a possible end is in sight. States such as Washington, Oregon, and California are even at the point in recovery where they are able to send ventilators to states with a greater need for them.

While the latest figures are reassuring, we must remember to continue to practice the precautions that the CDC has set forth. We cannot claim victory before the battle is over, but it is safe to say that we are starting to see the light at the end of this dark tunnel.


Demanding Accountability

When the pandemic has ended, we cannot forget the lessons that we have learned, and we must hold bad actors responsible for the suffering of hundreds of thousands around the world.

We have been reminded that we cannot trust the Chinese Communist Party. From the beginning, their government disseminated propaganda and misinformation that made the spread of COVID-19 inevitable, destroying our booming economy, putting millions out of work, and costing thousands of Americans their lives. Instead of raising alarm, the World Health Organization lied to America and the world about the virus’ ability to be transmitted person-to-person.

It is critical that Congress investigate these entities. I applaud President Trump's proposal to suspend of funding for the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) We can no longer sit idly by and send our taxpayer dollars to an organization that has interests contrary to ours nor can we allow ourselves to be dependent on a bad ally for essential medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Tuesday evening, I joined One America News Network to discuss how Congress should to put America first and become independent from foreign manufactures. Click here to watch.


April Hice Headliner

Each day, I’m inspired by the kindness, energy, and innovation of Georgia residents in the 10th District, and each month, I take the opportunity to highlight the good work of one individual. In the spotlight this week as the “Hice Headliner” for the month of April is Bryce Allfrey.

Bryce, the pharmacist manager and owner of Crawford and Breazeale Drug Company in Lincolnton, is providing aid during this current crisis. He and his colleagues are making hand sanitizer at a minimal cost for their customers in sizes ranging from two ounces to five gallons. They also are donating to local law enforcement and hospitals to help combat the shortage of supplies. Just last week, he made a delivery to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Thank you, Bryce, for what you do every day and how you are collaborating with other pharmacists to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus.

To nominate an outstanding individual who is making a positive impact in your community, please send an email to Jessica.Hayes@mail.house.gov.


Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Earlier this week, we celebrated World Health Day. During this pandemic, there could not be a more appropriate time to recognize the incredible work and tremendous sacrifices of our medical teams both within Georgia and across our country.

We cannot say thank you enough to the medical teams, scientists, and professionals who are dedicated to patient care. Without them, our current crisis would be much more dire. They have been the backbone from the beginning, carrying us and caring for our loved ones.


Celebration of Art

Each spring, high school students from across the nation have the chance to enter their masterpieces into the annual Congressional Art Competition. This year, to ensure everyone’s health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, I have moved the District 10 competition online.

Students have until Monday, April 20th to submit a high-resolution photo and student release form to Mark.Elliott@mail.house.gov. I look forward to showcasing these entries on my Facebook page so that the public may vote on its favorite piece. The artwork receiving the most votes will represent the 10th District for one year in the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Click here to access the student release form and competition guidelines. I look forward to seeing the creativity of our students.

Please feel free to reach out to my staff with any questions you may have. As always, stay health and stay safe!

Sincerely,

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In This Edition
The End is in Sight
Progress Ahead
Demanding Accountability
April Hice Headliner
Not All Heroes Wear Capes
Celebration of Art
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