Abbott’s statement on federal approval for lost wages assistance funds September 02, 2020 - 00:00 Posted in: Viewpoints AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott Aug. 21 issued a statement after the federal government approved nearly $1.4 billion in initial funds made available through President Trump’s Lost Wage Assistance Executive Order. This funding will provide an additional $300 per week in benefits for qualifying Texans receiving unemployment benefits. The Texas ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!