Kenny Marchant

Kenny Marchant Serving the 24th Congressional District of Texas

I was born in Bonham, Texas on February 23, 1951. My father was a barber and my mother stayed at home with my four siblings and me. Early on, my father instilled in me the value of hard work and personal responsibility. Growing up in Carrollton, Texas, I worked a newspaper route, mowed lawns, and washed dishes in local restaurants while attending R.L. Turner High School. It was while I was pursing my bachelor’s degree at Southern Nazarene University, I garnered a passion for roofing houses. After graduation, I started my own roofing business which quickly expanded to include home construction and development. I was first elected to the U.S. House in 2004 and previously served Texas as a Carollton City Councilmember (1980-1984), as mayor of Carrollton (1984-1987), a member in the Texas House of Representatives (1987-2004), and as Chair of the House Republican Caucus (1999-2002). Currently, I serve on the House Committee on Ways and Means. I’m also an active member of the Republican Study Committee (RSC). My wife, Donna, and I reside in Coppell, Texas. We have four children – all raised in the 24th District – and are proud grandparents of three granddaughters.

06/06/2020
D-Day

Today, we recognize the anniversary of D-Day and remember the brave troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy to protect freedom.

Thank you to all who currently serve or have served our great nation. May we never forget those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our liberties.

Today's jobs report is a great sign for our country, trouncing expectations and demonstrating that we are starting to bo...
06/05/2020

Today's jobs report is a great sign for our country, trouncing expectations and demonstrating that we are starting to bounce back from the COVID-19 outbreak. While there is still plenty of work to be done, this data offers hope for the many families whose livelihoods have been affected by the crisis.

ATTN SENIORS: if you have lost your health insurance coverage due to the coronavirus, you may be eligible to qualify for...
06/03/2020
New Online Tools for Seniors Who Have Lost Health Coverage at Work - Ways and Means Republicans

ATTN SENIORS: if you have lost your health insurance coverage due to the coronavirus, you may be eligible to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period in Medicare Part B. Click on the link below for more information and to find out if you qualify.

Important News: If you are a senior who has lost your health insurance coverage due to the coronavirus, you may be eligible to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period in Medicare Part B. Who can apply? Any American who is 65 or older who has had group health plan coverage – or, job-based health ca...

Great news for those with health Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs): the Treasury Dept. recently announced that it wi...
06/01/2020
Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on FSAs - U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant

Great news for those with health Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs): the Treasury Dept. recently announced that it will be extending the claims period for users to apply unused amounts remaining in an FSA, expanding the ability for users to make mid-year changes to their contributions, and increasing the limit for the amount of unused FSAs you can carryover to the next year. All of these reforms are in response to a letter I was proud to co-lead calling for increased flexibility for FSAs during the COVID-19 outbreak. These are commonsense changes that will provide extra relief and security to American families as we address the current health crisis.

Read our letter to Sec. Mnuchin here:

As a lifelong conservative, Congressman Kenny Marchant is committed to the values of limited government and fiscal responsibility. Congressman Marchant has a strong record of fighting for lower taxes, eliminating wasteful government spending, bringing accountability and transparency to government, s...

If you have not yet received your Economic Impact Payment, be sure to keep an eye on your mail. The Treasury Department ...
05/29/2020
Treasury is Delivering Millions of Economic Impact Payments by Prepaid Debit Card | U.S. Department of the Treasury

If you have not yet received your Economic Impact Payment, be sure to keep an eye on your mail. The Treasury Department has begun sending the payments out on debit cards so that Americans can get access to the funds more quickly. These cards can be used to purchase items or to transfer the balance to your bank account, all with no fees.

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America lost one of its heroes today with the passing of Sam Johnson. It was an honor to work alongside such a great Ame...
05/28/2020

America lost one of its heroes today with the passing of Sam Johnson. It was an honor to work alongside such a great American in both the Texas statehouse and in the US House of Representatives, seeing first-hand his passion for service to our country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time.

Since 1776, brave men and women have risked their lives to defend our great country. Today, we remember and honor all th...
05/25/2020

Since 1776, brave men and women have risked their lives to defend our great country. Today, we remember and honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield so that future generations may enjoy the freedoms we hold dear. May we never forget their names, their stories, and the causes for which they fought.

Congress and the administration have worked hard to get states the resources they need to combat the coronavirus. Here a...
05/22/2020

Congress and the administration have worked hard to get states the resources they need to combat the coronavirus. Here are the latest figures of PPE being provided to our state to protect Texans and our healthcare workers.

With the school year coming to a close, let's thank those who dedicate their careers to educating our children. Teaching...
05/20/2020

With the school year coming to a close, let's thank those who dedicate their careers to educating our children. Teaching can be difficult, but having good teachers can make a world of difference in a child's life. Our nation depends on educators to prepare the next generation of leaders, and during Teacher Appreciation Month we recognize the tremendous work they do all year long.

Businesses in our district have been stepping up to help combat this crisis. One example is Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, ...
05/18/2020
How One Manufacturer Invented a Portable Clean Room | NAM

Businesses in our district have been stepping up to help combat this crisis. One example is Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, which recently developed portable booths to keep our healthcare workers safe. You can read more about the innovative work that this Texas 24 business has been doing here:

How do you keep health care workers safe during COVID-19? It’s one of the most crucial questions of the pandemic. One manufacturer came up with an answer: build them portable booths that mimic clean…

The freedoms we hold dear are under constant threat across the globe. Thank you to all of our active duty service member...
05/16/2020

The freedoms we hold dear are under constant threat across the globe. Thank you to all of our active duty service members who are working tirelessly to protect them for us and for the next generation of Americans.

Today marks two years since the American embassy opened in Jerusalem. This was an important step that affirmed our recog...
05/14/2020

Today marks two years since the American embassy opened in Jerusalem. This was an important step that affirmed our recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and showed our commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship.

During National Police Week, we give thanks to all members of our law enforcement who put themselves in harm's way to pr...
05/13/2020

During National Police Week, we give thanks to all members of our law enforcement who put themselves in harm's way to protect our communities.

The most important role that the federal government can play is ensuring that state and local governments have the resou...
05/12/2020
State and Local Governments Have Received Over $765 Billion in Federal Coronavirus Spending - Ways and Means Republicans

The most important role that the federal government can play is ensuring that state and local governments have the resources they need during this crisis. Click the link below to see all the different ways that Congress has helped support our state and local governments in their fight against the coronavirus.

“Congress has already funded over $700 billion to state and local governments, that’s more than we funded our small businesses. And that’s direct aid, state and local government, state unemployment funding, local hospitals, state and local disaster aid, local school funding, state college fund...

Thank you to the hardest working people I know -- Happy Mother's Day!
05/10/2020

Thank you to the hardest working people I know -- Happy Mother's Day!

The devastation and horrors of World War II ended 75 years ago today with Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender. V-E Da...
05/08/2020

The devastation and horrors of World War II ended 75 years ago today with Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender. V-E Day is our chance to thank all those who sacrificed so much in the fight against hate and tyranny, and to re-dedicate ourselves to the values for which we fought.

I hope you will will join me today in praying for the health and safety of our nation as we recognize the National Day o...
05/07/2020

I hope you will will join me today in praying for the health and safety of our nation as we recognize the National Day of Prayer.

This week is Nurses Appreciation Week, the perfect time to thank all of the nurses who give so much to our communities. ...
05/06/2020

This week is Nurses Appreciation Week, the perfect time to thank all of the nurses who give so much to our communities. Thank you for working hard to keep our families healthy and safe.

05/03/2020
George W. Bush

A great message of unity from former President George W. Bush. Now is not the time to engage in partisanship, but to promote compassion as we fight the coronavirus together.

If you have a little time to spare, please listen to the message below and visit https://unite.us/ to tune in and learn more.

The Call to Unite
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#answerthecall

Our fight against the coronavirus is demanding, but America's front line responders have been working selflessly since d...
04/29/2020

Our fight against the coronavirus is demanding, but America's front line responders have been working selflessly since day one to save lives. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, first responders, and public safety officers who are helping keep our communities healthy.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has already sent out the first wave of funding to Texas from the CARES A...
04/27/2020

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has already sent out the first wave of funding to Texas from the CARES Act that Congress passed unanimously last month. This includes money to expand hospital capacities, support businesses manufacturing medical supplies, and provide shelter and support for homeless citizens.

It is more important than ever to support local small businesses as they weather the current crisis. Ordering takeout, s...
04/24/2020

It is more important than ever to support local small businesses as they weather the current crisis. Ordering takeout, shopping online, and buying in advance are easy ways to help keep our local economy strong.

After weeks of delay by Speaker Pelosi, the House finally passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhance...
04/23/2020

After weeks of delay by Speaker Pelosi, the House finally passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. This vital bill will ensure that small businesses and hospitals have the resources they need during this unprecedented time.

Small business owners: (UPDATE: the webinar has been postponed, but you can pre-register at the link below to receive up...
04/22/2020
Webinars for Small Businesses | Internal Revenue Service

Small business owners:
(UPDATE: the webinar has been postponed, but you can pre-register at the link below to receive updates on the new timing.)
IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, Chief of IRS Communications Terry Lemons, and Customer Service Strategy Project Manager James Clifford will be holding a “webinar” open to any small business owner, individual, veteran, or Social Security beneficiary. This is a chance to ask questions directly to the IRS about how relief payments from the CARES Act work, as well as a number of other topics regarding COVID-19.
You can register for the event here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/webinars-for-small-businesses

Find webinars for small businesses and other video and audio presentations on topics of interest for small businesses, individuals and tax professionals.

Are you a Social Security beneficiary? The Treasury Dept. has announced that Social Security (retirement and disability)...
04/21/2020
Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here | Internal Revenue Service

Are you a Social Security beneficiary?

The Treasury Dept. has announced that Social Security (retirement and disability) beneficiaries who did not file 2018-2019 taxes and who have dependent children must fill out the non-filer information form by this Wednesday, April 22. Those who do not fill out the form by the deadline will not receive the Economic Impact Payment of $500 per eligible child until they file a 2020 tax return. SSI recipients with children will also need to fill out this form, but no deadline has so far been announced.
You can find the form here:

Steps to receive the Economic Impact Payment if you haven't filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, and aren't receiving Social Security, SS Disability Income or Railroad Retirement benefits. This payment is also referred to as "stimulus checks" or "coronavirus relief."

04/20/2020

🚨 Important News for Veterans 🚨
The Treasury Department has announced that veterans and their families who receive compensation and pension benefits won’t have to do any extra paperwork to receive relief payments passed in the CARES Act to fight coronavirus. They will receive these payments the same way they receive their normal benefits.

This is a common sense step that cuts down on government red tape and ensures our nation's heroes get the assistance they need.

The Paycheck Protection Program is a vital part of our efforts to keep the economy strong, having already approved over ...
04/17/2020
Paycheck Protection Program officially runs out of money

The Paycheck Protection Program is a vital part of our efforts to keep the economy strong, having already approved over 1.65 million loans to help small businesses keep employees on payroll. When Treasury Secretary Mnuchin warned that the PPP's funds were already running low last week, Republicans in Congress put forth a clean funding bill. Democrats said no. With the PPP officially running out of money yesterday, I urge Speaker Pelosi to stop playing politics with people's paychecks and bring up the clean funding bill for a vote.

The small-business-aid program is out of funds, which should spur policymakers to work out a solution. It should be easy, but it's not.

Want to know the status of your Economic Impact Payment? Use the IRS's Get My Payment tool to see when you can expect yo...
04/16/2020
Get My Payment | Internal Revenue Service

Want to know the status of your Economic Impact Payment? Use the IRS's Get My Payment tool to see when you can expect yours.

Use Get My Payment to get information about your payment status and payment type.

The Treasury Department and IRS began sending Economic Impact Payments on Friday via direct deposits, and plan on sendin...
04/14/2020
Over 80 Million Americans Will Receive Economic Impact Payments in their Bank Accounts This Week | U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Treasury Department and IRS began sending Economic Impact Payments on Friday via direct deposits, and plan on sending over 80 million within this first week. Keep an eye on your bank account so that you know when yours arrives!

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Circumstances may change how we celebrate Easter this year, but they do not change the holiday's message. Wishing you an...
04/12/2020

Circumstances may change how we celebrate Easter this year, but they do not change the holiday's message. Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter Sunday.

The Paycheck Protection Program is a vital tool to keep our economy strong while fighting the coronavirus. If you are a ...
04/09/2020

The Paycheck Protection Program is a vital tool to keep our economy strong while fighting the coronavirus. If you are a small business owner with questions about PPP loans, please see my website's Coronavirus Resources page, which includes a new technical FAQs document from the Treasury Department.
https://marchant.house.gov/coronavirus-resources/

Wishing a happy Passover to everyone celebrating tonight. Chag Sameach!
04/08/2020

Wishing a happy Passover to everyone celebrating tonight. Chag Sameach!

04/08/2020

Concerned about visiting a doctor due to the coronavirus? Local DFW-area physicians want you know that there are ways to get the care you need remotely. Many offices are now doing phone or video-call consultations with patients to ensure that you can see your doctor while still social distancing. If you or a loved one is currently experiencing health issues, please call your doctor's office today to schedule one of these alternative check-ups. Maintaining your health is more important than ever during this time.

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