Last week, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. The $1.9 trillion package had many provisions including $1,400 direct payments for some households, an extension of enhanced unemployment benefits, funding for vaccination programs, and $350 billion in State and local aid.
Congress is Using the Budget Reconciliation Process to Pass Coronavirus Relief Legislation
Currently, the House and Senate are going through the budget reconciliation process to pass a broad coronavirus relief package. The whole package is expected to cost $1.9 trillion. This would include $350.7 billion for state and local aid and $1,400 stimulus checks for some families. In the coming weeks, the House expects to pass its […]
FY 2021 Appropriations Package Included Money for Coronavirus Relief Activities
At the end of 2020, an appropriations package that also included $900 billion for coronavirus relief activities was signed into law. This included $600 stimulus checks for those that make under $75,000 annually as well as funding for testing, vaccine acquisition, and vaccine distribution.
President Trump Takes Action to Safeguard America’s First Responders
In August, President Donald J. Trump signed into law S. 3607, the “Safeguarding Amerca’s First Responders Act.” The law establishes a statutory presumption that law enforcement or other public safety officers who die or becomes disabled from COVID-19 or complications related to COVID-19 did so because they sustained a personal injury in the line of […]
President Trump signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act
President Donald J. Trump signed into law H.R. 6201, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” The law provides paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expands food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requires employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.
Senate passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Senate considered and passed H.R. 6201, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” on a 90-8 vote. The bill was transmitted to the president, who signed it into law.
House makes technical corrections to H.R. 6201
The House is in recess this week, but used a parliamentary procedure to make technical corrections to H.R. 6201, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” The bill was transmitted to the Senate for further action.