On this Friday more exciting news keeps rolling in! I’m beyond grateful to share the news that the Charles Country Republican Central Committee unanimously endorsed me for re-election as National Committeewoman. Chairman Nicole Bennett issued the following resolution on behalf of the entire committee:
I am endlessly grateful to all members of the Charles County GOP for their endorsement and support, and for additional individual support statements below. Thank you to Chairman Nicole Bennett, Vice Chair Jim Crawford, Bill Dotson, Katie Stickel, Steve Mattingly, Norris Hanes, James Ashburn, Henry Thompson and Joe Crawford! It is a tremendous honor to work alongside these fine Americans as we take the fight directly to voters with Super Saturdays, recruiting, and our winning issues.
Nicolee Ambrose Maryland National Committeewoman Republican National Committee NicoleeAmbrose.com
“After careful consideration, it is with full confidence that I pledge my support and endorse Nicolee Ambrose. It’s no secret that our Party is blessed with an abundance of smart and capable women, however, Nicolee’s enthusiasm and devotion to growing the Republican party is unmatched. She has worked tirelessly to streamline our Grassroots Committees and refocus our messaging. She has traveled to every corner of our State to lead Super Saturday events and serve as a guest Speaker for Republican organizations. As a Conservative woman I have found an understanding ear, a voice of reason and a Patriot in arms in Nicolee. She is as comfortable knocking doors in rural Charles County as she is representing Maryland Republicans on the National stage. MDGOP is well represented by Nicolee Ambrose as National Committeewoman.”
Nicole Bennett, Chairman Charles County Republican Central Committee
“Nicolee has ALWAYS been available and very helpful, so much so that our Charles County Committee voted unanimously to re-elect her in 2016. Personally, I had the honor of serving with Nicolee at the 2016 National Convention on the select Rules Committee and was greatly impressed at how highly respected she was by National Committee members from all over the Country. We can be very proud of her. Maryland simply could not have a better National Committeewoman!”
Jim Crawford, Vice-Chair Charles County Republican Central Committee
“Nicolee is an incredible activist and party leader. When I wanted to get involved with State politics, a friend introduced me to NicoleeAmbrose. She’s a dynamo that never stops working to advance conservative principles. She’s a hardworking fighter for our party and I support her 100%!
Bill Dotson, Member Charles County Republican Central Committee
I want to share the incredibly exciting news that the President of the United States Donald Trump has endorsed me for re-election as Maryland’s National Committeewoman!
It is truly the honor of my century, and I am ever grateful that we Americans have President Trump to lead us in these precarious times. I’m also grateful that the President recognizes our efforts to make Maryland more RED and support him in Keeping America Great!
It is very rare for the President to weigh in on Republican National Committee races, and below is the President’s letter. President Trump endorsed both me and my National Committeeman teammate and Campaign Chairman Dave Bossie: “In Maryland, National Committeeman David Bossie and National Committeewoman Nicolee Ambrose have been strong supporters and have my endorsement for their re-elections.”
Onward to victory!
Nicolee Ambrose Maryland National Committeewoman Republican National Committee NicoleeAmbrose.com
I have to share great news from Harford County! I’m honored that the Republican Central Committee of Harford County unanimously endorsed my re-election as National Committeewoman via this kind letter:
It’s been an honor to work arm-in-arm with Harford’s team on everything, ranging from Super Saturdays that resulted in electing Republicans, Grassroots Training, and special initiatives such as bringing Dr. Alveda King to Bel Air as part of a Juneteenth Tour of Maryland.
A special thanks to the entire leadership team: Chairwoman Jessica Blake, Senator Linda Norman, Sharon Beam, Jean Beulah, Matt Resnik, Pat Haggerty, Jordan Glassman, Jeffery McBride, Carol McCubbin, Christina Trotta, Delegate Mike Griffith, and Mayor Patrick McGrady.
Looking forward to making Maryland more RED!
Nicolee Ambrose Maryland National Committeewoman Republican National Committee NicoleeAmbrose.com
“Nicolee is always helpful and gracious with her time and advice no matter if you’ve been involved with the party ten years or ten days. She tasks herself with practical ways to improve the GOP, and produces practical results.”
Christina Trotta Member, Harford County Republican Central Committee
“Nicolee’s tireless work in building a ground game for our party has led to countless victories at the state and local level. She is a true asset to our party and I am proud to endorse Nicolee Ambrose for another term as MDGOP National Committeewoman!”
Pat Haggerty Member, Harford County Republican Central Committee
“I officially offer my support and endorsement for Nicolee Ambrose, who has been and continues to be an effective strategist and leader in the Republican Party of Maryland. Through her constant engagement with both the College Republicans and Young Republicans, Nicolee symbolizes what it means to be an effective grassroots leader. Someone who is not afraid to get her hands dirty and help where it is needed.”
Matt Resnik Chair, Stevenson College Republicans Member, Harford County Republican Central Committee
“I am proud to endorse Nicolee Ambrose for re-election as RNC Committeewoman. Nicolee has been a staunch supporter of the Republican Party in Maryland and has always been there for Harford County during my time on the committee and I fully support here re-election and look forward to work with her in the future.”
Delegate Mike Griffith (District 35B – Harford County) Member and Past Chairman of the Republican Central Committee of Harford County (RCCHC)
“I would like to join Harford County Delegate Griffith and MD GOP leaders across the state to endorse Nicolee Ambrose for re-election as RNC Committeewoman. Over my entire tenure with the RCCHC and my five years as Chairman in Harford County, she has gone beyond the call of duty, been supportive of the MD GOP and our local committee. Now, in the trying times we find ourselves, Nicolee’s re-election makes sense on every level.”
Jeffery McBride Member and Past Chairman of the Republican Central Committee of Harford County (RCCHC)
Hello Friends, Maryland Central Committee Leaders,
It is my honor and privilege to share an exciting letter from my National Committee teammate, Dave Bossie. We all know Dave as the extremely talented & winning Deputy Campaign Manager for President Trump in 2016, the President of Citizens United, and as our very own Maryland National Committeeman and leader of Maryland’s Trump Campaign. We are lucky to have Dave call Maryland home, and he consistently brings in great Republican resources and speakers to our state. Today, I am honored to share that Dave is the Chairman of my campaign for re-election as Maryland’s National Committeewoman!
Please see this letter from Dave Bossie:
I’m so grateful for Dave’s leadership. I’m also grateful for the support pouring in from across Maryland. Thank you to the many leaders who are endorsing me, and I wanted to share a few of the very kind endorsements that have come in:
“I am very proud to endorse Nicolee Ambrose for re-election as RNC Committeewoman. Over the years I have witnessed first-hand Nicolee’s dedication to the MD GOP and Conservative principles. Nicolee has taken the lead on many statewide training programs. She can be seen going door-to-door on Super Saturdays, no matter where and what the weather is. She is a dedicated fundraiser for our party and graciously opens her home up for fundraising events. Nicolee is a proven leader and I am proud to support her for re-election as RNC Committeewoman.”
Baltimore County Republican Central Committee
“Nicolee Ambrose has worked tirelessly and effectively to advance Republican values and principles while serving as the Republican National Committeewoman for Maryland. I support her re-election to this position and look forward to her continued strong leadership on behalf of Republicans in Maryland.”
David Reel Chair Talbot County Republican Central Committee
“Nicolee Ambrose has been coming to Frederick County to support Republican causes and candidates for years. I greatly appreciated her knocking doors and calling voters for me – and many other candidates – in 2018! I’m proud to endorse Nicolee for re-election as our National Committeewoman.”
Frederick County Republican Central Committee
“Nicolee Ambrose is not just another National Committeewoman to the RNC, she is the glue that binds us together here in the Maryland Republican Party. Her leadership, inspiration, and dedication is unparalleled, and she has my unwavering and unshakable support for all that she does. We are truly blessed to count her as one of our own.”
Washington County Republican Central Committee
“Nicolee Ambrose and I have worked side by side on many activities throughout the state of Maryland. I have seen the hard work and drive she brings to represent the state. Along with her compassion and perseverance to get the job done, she brings her enthusiasm and strong work ethic in representing the Republican Party. She is a grassroots activist that engages and motivates people with her strong leadership qualities towards our unified goals. I am proud to endorse her at the MDGOP Spring Convention and MFRW Spring Board Meeting. Her excitement and energy are unrivaled in the Republican party in Maryland. Please join me in endorsing Nicolee Ambrose for our National Committeewoman.”
Republican Women of Baltimore County
I sincerely appreciate everyone’s support of the work we have done to transform our Party to an organization that can WIN, and I look forward to our continued work together!
The saying “May we live in interesting times” is proving a bit too “interesting” these days. However, we are brilliant and innovative Americans and we are doing what we do best, which is adapting and figuring out ways to make things work.
Along these lines, I wanted to share today’s updates from The White House, including the long list of everything President Trump and his Administration are doing to respond to the Wuhan Coronavirus. (See below.)
Additionally, so many of you have signed up for the training sessions we’ve scheduled for late March and April. We are working hand-in-hand with the RNC to move our March 28th trainings to virtual sessions, and we hope you can participate online from home. We will keep you apprised of our April sessions, in case these need to be virtual, as well. For our Grassroots Meeting, please still plan to join us on March 25th as we will all meet via conference call, rather than in person!
“Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.’” – 2 Chronicles 20:15
HIGHLIGHTS | President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force Discuss Progress on Response Efforts
SLASHING RED TAPE AT THE FDA
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Today, I want to share with you exciting progress that the FDA is making with the private sector as we slash red tape like nobody has ever done it before.” PRESIDENT TRUMP: “I’ve directed the FDA to eliminate outdated rules and bureaucracy so this work can proceed rapidly, quickly, and, I mean, fast. And we have to remove every barrier.” PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Clinical trials are already underway for many new therapies and we’re working on scaling these to allow many more Americans to access different drugs that have shown really good progress – really good promise.” PRESIDENT TRUMP: “The FDA has also approved compassionate use for a significant number of patients.”
PROGRESS ON THERAPEUTICS
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Nothing will stand in our way as we pursue any avenue to find what best works against this horrible virus. Now, a drug called Chloroquine and some people would add to it Hydroxychloroquine … it’s shown very encouraging – very, very encouraging early results. And we’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately.” PRESIDENT TRUMP: “There are promising therapies produced by Gilead, and that’s Remdesivir, Remdesivir. And that’s a drug used for other purposes that’s been out and it’s had very good results for other purposes, but it seems to have a very good result having to do with this virus. And that drug also has been approved, or very close to approved in that case, by the FDA.” FDA COMMISSIONER HAHN: “The FDA is committed to continuing to provide regulatory flexibility and guidance. But let me make one thing clear. FDA’s responsibility to the American people is to ensure that products are safe and effective. And — we are continuing to do that.”
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “On testing, we want the American people to know, once again, that testing is available in all 50 states and is becoming increasingly available literally every hour of the day.” VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “Because of the public-private partnership that the President initiated several weeks ago with major commercial labs, I am pleased to receive a report today that tens of thousands of tests are being performed every day.” VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: “With the passage of last night’s legislations, state and private labs are now required, by law, to report all coronavirus testing directly to the CDC, which will give the American public, and also give our researchers, timely and important information.”
HEALTHCARE EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “We continue to work with health care providers, businesses, and state leadership to identify available supplies, not merely in the federal stockpile, but much more importantly, available across the private sector.” VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “Following the signing of last night’s bill, all of those masks now have liability protection and the companies can sell industrial masks to hospitals.” VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “We’re seeing a dramatic increase in production. Honeywell alone is repurposing a factory that was destined for Mexico to produce another 120 million masks per year. 3M is increasing output to 420 million masks per year.” VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “We’ve literally identified tens of thousands of ventilators that can be converted to treat patients. And we remain increasingly confident that we will have the ventilators that we need as the coronavirus makes its way across America.”
CALL FOR BLOOD DONATIONS
SURGEON GENERAL ADAMS: “Blood centers are open now and in need of your donation. I want America to know that blood donation is safe and blood centers are taking extra precautions at this time based on new CDC recommendations.” SURGEON GENERAL ADAMS: “Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement. So give blood today.”
MAKING SHIPS AVAILABLE FOR RESPONSE EFFORTS
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “One of the things that happened this morning: I spoke with Micky Arison of carnival cruise lines, and he’s going to make ships available.” PRESIDENT TRUMP: “So in addition to the big medical ships that you have coming, if we should need ships with lots of rooms, they will be docked at New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco – different places. So I want to thank Mickey Arison. That’s carnival cruise line.”
What You Need To Know | President Trump’s Decisive Action on Coronavirus: Containment, Mitigation, and Innovation ________________________________ President Trump has taken action to stem the spread of the virus, mitigate its impact on the U.S., and find innovative solutions to address this outbreak. CONTAINMENT: President Trump has taken action to restrict travel from impacted areas and secure our borders.
President Trump implemented travel restrictions on travel from China in January.
The President placed further travel restrictions on Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Iran.
The Administration raised travel warnings to their highest level for hot spot locations.
The President expanded airport screenings and instituted mandatory quarantines.
The U.S. and Canada have mutually agreed to close the northern border to nonessential travel.
MITIGATION: President Trump is working every day to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus here in the United States.
The Administration is keeping the public informed so that every American can do their part.
The Administration launched a website – coronavirus.gov – to keep the public informed about the outbreak.
The President announced guidelines for Americans to follow and do their part to stem the spread of the virus.
The President launched a partnership with the Ad Council, media networks, and digital platforms to communicate public services announcements about the coronavirus.
The Task Force has recommended mitigation strategies to heavily impacted communities, like those in New York, Washington, and California.
CMS announced guidance to protect vulnerable elderly Americans and limit medically unnecessary visits to nursing homes.
President Trump is working to ensure healthcare providers have the resources and flexibility they need to respond to this outbreak.
In January, the Administration declared the coronavirus to be a public health emergency.
The President announced he is invoking the Defense Production Act.
The President signed a memorandum directing his Administration to make general-use face masks available to healthcare workers.
HHS announced it will be purchasing 500 million N95 respirators for the Strategic National Stockpile.
The Department of Defense announced it will be providing 5 million respirator masks and 2,000 specialized ventilators to assist.
The President took action to give HHS authority to waive rules and regulations so that healthcare providers have maximum flexibility to respond to this outbreak.
CMS dramatically expanded telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries, ensuring more patients can access their doctors remotely while avoiding exposure.
CMS and the VA are working to limit nonessential, elective medical procedures to free up healthcare resources.
The Navy will be deploying two medical ships to help support impacted areas.
The President is rapidly expanding testing across the country to identify cases.
The FDA issued emergency approval for new commercial coronavirus tests to significantly expand testing across the country.
HHS is providing funding to help accelerate the development of rapid diagnostic tests for the coronavirus.
The FDA is empowering states to authorize tests developed and used by laboratories in their states.
The Administration is ensuring that all Americans can be tested regardless of their financial situation.
The President secured legislation to ensure Americans are able to be tested for free.
CMS is giving flexibility to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans to waive cost-sharing for coronavirus tests and treatment.
The Administration announced that health plans with health savings accounts will be able to cover coronavirus testing and treatment without co-payments.
President Trump is supporting working Americans and their families who have been impacted by the coronavirus.
The Administration negotiated legislation which will provide tax credits for eligible businesses that give paid leave to Americans affected by the virus.
The Administration took action to provide more flexibility in unemployment insurance programs for workers impacted by the coronavirus.
The President has directed the Education Department to waive interest on student loans held by the federal government.
The Administration is deferring tax payments for certain impacted individuals and businesses.
USDA announced a new collaboration with the private sector to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals a week to students in rural schools closed due to the coronavirus.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is halting foreclosures and evictions for families with FHA-insured mortgages.
The Administration is providing relief for businesses who have been affected by this outbreak.
The Small Business Administration has announced disaster loans which provide impacted businesses with up to $2 million.
The President directed the Energy Department to purchase large quantities of crude oil for the strategic reserve.
President Trump has held calls and meetings with leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, airlines, health insurers, grocery stores, retail stores, banks, and more.
INNOVATION: President Trump is promoting innovative solutions to meet the challenges we are facing due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Trump Administration is working with the private sector to find innovative solutions to expand testing.
The Administration is working with the private sector to develop a website that Americans can utilize to determine whether they need a test and, if so, where to get it.
The Administration is working with state and local partners and the private sector to open up drive-through testing sites.
The Administration is working to help accelerate the development of therapeutics and a vaccine to combat the disease.
The National Institutes of Health has announced the beginning of a clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine candidate.
What You Need To Know | President Trump is Cutting Red Tape and Empowering Coronavirus Response Efforts________________________________ President Trump is cutting red tape to empower federal, state, local, and private sector response efforts.
PROVIDING FLEXIBILITY FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
President Trump took action to give HHS the authority to waive certain rules and regulations to provide flexibility to healthcare providers in response to the coronavirus emergency.
The President signed legislation removing restrictions preventing manufacturers from selling industrial masks – which can readily protect healthcare workers – directly to hospitals.
EXPEDITING AND EXPANDING TESTING
FDA empowered certain qualified laboratories to use validated coronavirus tests while their Emergency Use Authorization requests were under review.
The FDA took action to empower states to authorize tests developed and used within their borders.
ENABLING MORE TELEHEALTH
CMS removed restrictions on telehealth for Medicare patients, dramatically expanding access across the country.
HHS lifted HIPAA penalties to enable healthcare providers to expand telehealth for their patients.
The Department of Education has given broad approval to colleges and universities to allow them to more easily move their classes online.
USDA waived certain requirements to allow children to continue receiving meals during school closures.
SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES
SBA relaxed criteria for disaster assistance loans – greatly expanding small businesses’ access to economic assistance.
What The Admin Is Saying | Secretary Mnuchin Discusses the Administration’s Economic Response on Fox Business
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin joined Fox Business this morning to discuss the Administration’s economic response to the coronavirus outbreak.
RELIEF FOR AMERICAN WORKERS, FAMILIES, AND BUSINESSES
SECRETARY MNUCHIN: “The President is determined to go big and support the American economy.” SECRETARY MNUCHIN: “We’ve announced a trillion-dollar plan. The first part of this is $300 billion that goes to small businesses. That money needs to be used to hiring people, keeping people on the payroll. And if they do, there will be loan forgiveness on that afterwards.” SECRETARY MNUCHIN: “The second component, and you know I referred to this as checks in mail. But that’s — it’s really money direct deposited. Most people we have all their information. And the plan is $500 billion in two tranches. The first one would be a $1,000 per person, $500 per child. So for a family of four, that’s a $3,000 payment. As soon as Congress passes this, we get this out in three weeks. And then six weeks later, if President still has a national emergency, we’ll deliver another 3,000 dollars. So that’s a lot of money to hardworking Americans.” SECRETARY MNUCHIN: “The third component is $200 billion that we can use for more facilities with the FED like we’ve been doing, for secured lending to airlines, and for other critical industries.”
OVERCOMING THIS CHALLENGE
SECRETARY MNUCHIN: “We are going to get through this. This is not a financial crisis that will go on for years. We are going to destroy this virus and our economy will come roaring back better than ever.” SECRETARY MNUCHIN: “I think you’re going to see a lot of pent-up demand. I think you’re going to see – when we get through the next few months and Americans see what’s happening and we’ve killed this virus – people are going to be comfortable going back to work, we’re going to be opening back businesses, and people are going to continue what they do. You know, they’re going to live, they’re going to shop, they’re going to eat out, they’re going to enjoy restaurants and travel and entertainment. And we will go back to a normal world.”
SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN BUSINESSES
SECRETARY MNUCHIN: “This isn’t a bailout. So, let me just say, you know, that for small businesses, we’re providing liquidity. If people have shut down their restaurants because they’ve been told to, that’s not bailout. We’re doing things to encourage them to keep their workers. And as relates to the big companies like the airlines, we’re looking at making secured loans on market terms.” SECRETARY MNUCHIN: “These are about very, very good companies that have been instructed to shut down, so they need liquidity. That’s with what they need. And in most cases, my expectation is they’ll be able to pay back those loans. In the case of small businesses, if they can’t afford to pay back those loans, we’ll forgive them.”
SECRETARY MNUCHIN: “Yesterday, I was very pleased to see Mark Calabria announce that both Fannie and Freddie are going to suspend foreclosures for 90 days. They’re also going to issue forbearance. HUD did the same thing. So that’s a giant part of the market.”