Federal - HR 6201

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Introduced

March 11, 2020

Description

A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.

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Co-Sponsors 6

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  • March 19, 2020Mullin, R-Okla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.102, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E325

  • March 18, 2020 — Became Public Law, PL 116-127, 134 Stat. 178.

  • March 18, 2020 — Signed by the president.

  • March 18, 2020 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H1709, H1710

  • March 18, 2020 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S1804

  • March 18, 2020 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. S1796

  • March 18, 2020Senate Vote 76 Further Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would appropriate approximately $3.5 billion in supplemental funding and authorize additional funding to support the federal response to the spread and economic effects of COVID-19, including for paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, diagnostic testing, and nutritional assistance. Among other provisions, the bill would require health plans to cover diagnostic tests for COVID-19 and provide $1 billion for the Health and Human Services Department to reimburse laboratories for testing of uninsured individuals. It would temporarily increase by 6.2% the federal medical assistance percentage to match state expenditures for certain medical and social services. It would provide a total of $206 million for Defense Department HHS Indian Health Services, and Veterans Health Administration health programs for coronavirus response. It would provide $1 billion for Labor Dept emergency grants to states related to unemployment insurance and provide full federal funding for extended unemployment insurance in states with an unemployment rate increase of 10% or more. It would provide $1.3 billion for Agriculture and Health and Human Services Department nutrition assistance programs, including for grants to U.S. territories and services for families, low-income individuals, elderly individuals, and students affected by school closures. It would require employers with fewer than 500 employees and government employers, to grant an additional 80 hours of paid sick leave for employees affected by the coronavirus, including to care for dependents due to illness or school closures. It would limit sick pay to a maximum of $511 per day or $5,110 in aggregate for each employee who is ill, quarantined, or seeking treatment, and to $200 per day or $2000 in aggregate for each employee who is caring for a dependent. It would also require such employers to provide 12 weeks of job-protected leave for employees caring for a child whose school or place of care has been closed due to a public health emergency related to COVID-19 and to provide paid family leave to such employees after 10 days, at a rate of at least two-thirds their regular rate of pay, capped at $200 per day or $10,000 in aggregate. It would allow employers to exclude health care providers and first responders from the bill's paid and unpaid leave requirements. It would provide tax credits for employers equal to the full amount of sick leave and family leave wages paid in any calendar quarter, capped at the same maximum amounts established for such pay. It would also provide for increased tax credits for amounts paid by employers as health insurance plan contributions and provide for paid leave wage tax credits for self-employed individuals. It would provide $15 million for Internal Revenue Service implementation of tax credit provisions under the bill. Passed (thus cleared for the president) 90-8. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Per a unanimous consent agreement, 60 votes were required for passage of the bill. Congressional Record p. S1796

  • March 18, 2020 — Johnson, R-Wis., amendment no. 1558 to the bill, rejected by roll call vote, 50-48. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S1793-S1795, S1795-S1796

  • March 18, 2020 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment no. 1559 to the bill, rejected by roll call vote, 47-51. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S1792-S1794, S1795

  • March 18, 2020Senate Vote 73 Further Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations — Afghanistan Withdrawal, Child Tax Credit, Federal Fund Transfers
    Paul, R-Ky., amendment no. 1556 to the bill that would require an individual to include the social security number of a qualifying child on their annual tax return to be eligible for a child tax credit, and require that the child be a U.S. citizen. It would allow the president to transfer Treasury Department funds among department accounts, without limitation, through Dec. 31, 2020, for the purpose of addressing the coronavirus pandemic. It would require the president to submit to Congress periodic notifications detailing each transfer. It would terminate all U.S. military operations and reconstruction activities in Afghanistan. It would require that U.S. armed forces be removed from Afghanistan and such activities be concluded by Dec. 31, 2020, and it would prohibit any appropriated funds from being obligated or expended in connection with such activities. Rejected 3-95. Note: Per a unanimous consent agreement, 60 votes were required for adoption of the amendment. Congressional Record p. S1790-S1791

  • March 18, 2020 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S1790-S1796

  • March 18, 2020 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1560. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S1807, S1814-S1815

  • March 18, 2020 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1559. Congressional Record p. S1807, S1808-S1814

  • March 18, 2020 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1558. Congressional Record p. S1807, S1808

  • March 18, 2020 — John Kennedy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1557. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S1807, S1808

  • March 18, 2020 — Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1556. Congressional Record p. S1807, S1807-S1808

  • March 17, 2020 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S1777

  • March 16, 2020Grijalva, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.102, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E321

  • March 16, 2020Brownley, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.102, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E321

  • March 16, 2020Draft bill text released by Rep. Neal, D-Mass.

  • March 14, 2020House Vote 102 Further Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations — Passage
    Lowey, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would appropriate approximately $3.5 billion in supplemental funding and authorize additional funding to support the federal response to the spread and economic effects of COVID-19, including for paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, diagnostic testing, and nutritional assistance. Among other provisions, the bill would require health plans to cover diagnostic tests for COVID-19 and provide $1 billion for the Health and Human Services Department to reimburse laboratories for testing of uninsured individuals. It would temporarily increase by 6.2% the federal medical assistance percentage to match state expenditures for certain medical and social services. It would provide $82 million for the Defense Department health program, $64 million for the HHS Indian Health Services, $60 million for the Veterans Health Administration for coronavirus response. It would provide $1 billion for Labor Dept emergency grants to states related to unemployment insurance and provide full federal funding for extended unemployment insurance in states with an unemployment rate increase of 10% or more. It would provide $1.3 billion for Agriculture and Health and Human Services Department nutrition assistance programs, including for family nutrition programs, grants to U.S. territories, and services for low-income and elderly individuals. It would provide for temporary emergency procedures to provide nutrition assistance for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and to students affected by school closures. It would require employers with fewer than 500 employees and government employers to grant an additional 80 hours of paid sick leave for individuals affected by the coronavirus, including to care for dependents due to illness or school closures. It would sunset the emergency paid sick leave program one year after enactment. It would also require such employers to provide 12 weeks of job-protected family or medical leave for affected employees during a public health emergency related to COVID-19 and to provide paid leave after 14 days, at a rate of at least two-thirds an employee's regular rate of pay. It would provide tax credits for employers equal to the full amount of sick leave wages paid in any calendar quarter, capped at $511 per day for each employee who is ill, quarantined, or seeking treatment, or $200 per day for each employee who is caring for a family member. It would provide tax credits for employers equal to the full amount of family leave wages paid in any calendar quarter, capped at $200 per day and $10,000 per quarter for each employee. It would also provide for paid leave wage tax credits for self-employed individuals. It would provide $15 million for Internal Revenue Service implementation of tax credit provisions under the bill. Passed Motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, agreed to., 363-40. Note: In the legislative day that began on Friday, March 14, 2020. A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (270 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. The bill was modified after passage, pursuant to the provisions of H Res 904, which was agreed to by unanimous consent on Monday, March 16, 2020. Congressional Record p. H1675-H1691

  • March 13, 2020Draft bill text released by Rep. Lowey, D-N.Y.

  • March 12, 2020 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • March 11, 2020Draft bill text released by Rep. Lowey, D-N.Y.

  • March 11, 2020 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • March 11, 2020 — Original cosponsor(s): 6

    Bishop, S. (D-Ga.)Neal, (D-Mass.)Peterson, (D-Minn.)
    DeLauro, (D-Conn.)Pallone (D-N.J.)Scott, R. (D-Va.)
  • March 11, 2020 — Introduced in the House. House Appropriations, House Budget, House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H1661