Federal - HR 6800

Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act

Introduced

May 12, 2020

Description

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

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 11

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  • May 25, 2020E.B. Johnson, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.108, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E475

  • May 25, 2020E.B. Johnson, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.106, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E475

  • May 25, 2020E.B. Johnson, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.105, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E475

  • May 21, 2020 — Taken from the desk and read the first time. Congressional Record p. S2584, S2610

  • May 20, 2020 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S2548

  • May 19, 2020Mitchell, R-Mich., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.108, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E469

  • May 19, 2020Mitchell, R-Mich., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.109, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E469

  • May 19, 2020Mitchell, R-Mich., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.106, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E469

  • May 19, 2020Mitchell, R-Mich., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.105, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E469

  • May 15, 2020Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.109, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2255

  • May 15, 2020Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.108, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2255

  • May 15, 2020DesJarlais, R-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.108, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2255

  • May 15, 2020Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.106, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2019

  • May 15, 2020DesJarlais, R-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.109, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2255

  • May 15, 2020DesJarlais, R-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.106, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2255

  • May 15, 2020DesJarlais, R-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.105, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2255

  • May 15, 2020Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.105, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2018

  • May 15, 2020House Vote 109 Coronavirus Aid Package — Passage
    Passage of the bill, as amended, that would provide roughly $3 trillion in funding to further address the health and economic effects of COVID-19, including almost $1 trillion for direct aid to state and local governments; $200 billion for a fund to provide hazard pay for essential workers; $75 billion for a national testing program; and funding for state and federal response related to health care, education, housing, and food supply. It would extend federal funding of expanded unemployment compensation benefits through January 2021 and provide an additional round of tax rebates of $1,200 for individuals with incomes of $75,000 or less. The bill would provide $540 billion for states, territories, and tribal governments and $375 billion for local governments to address costs and economic impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It would also provide $100.2 billion for the Education Department; over $120 billion for federal programs and $75 billion to states to provide housing and homeownership assistance; and over $14 billion for nutrition programs. It would provide $16.5 billion for the Agriculture Department to reimburse agricultural producers for losses due to COVID-19, in addition to other assistance for farmers and ranchers. It would provide $200 billion to establish a fund providing grants for employers to provide hazard pay to essential employees at $13 per hour above regular wages during the COVID-19 crisis. It would provide $75 billion to the Health and Human Services Department for a national testing and contact tracing initiative and $100 billion for HHS to reimburse health care providers for expenses and lost revenue related to COVID-19. It would increase federal contributions to state Medicaid programs and eliminate cost sharing for coronavirus treatments under Medicare and Medicaid. It would create a special enrollment period during the public health emergency for Affordable Care Act marketplace health plans and Medicare Parts A and B, and it would establish "risk corridor" programs to make federal payments to issuers of most private health insurance plans and Medicare Advantage plans. It would provide an additional tax rebate of $1200 to individuals or $2400 to those filing a joint return, increased by $1200 for each of up to three dependents. It would extend through January 2021 federal unemployment compensation benefits of up to $600 per week under previous coronavirus response legislation. It would extend through 2021 requirements for employers to provide additional sick and family leave, and expand the requirements to apply to all private employers. It would extend the Paycheck Protection Program for small business loans through 2020; remove loan forgiveness requirements related to minimum amounts used for payroll costs; and establish set-asides for businesses with 10 or fewer employees, nonprofit organizations, and community financial institutions. It would provide $45 billion for Treasury Department payment of private student loans up to $10,000 for economically distressed borrowers, and it would provide up to $10,000 of loan forgiveness for all federal student loans. It would expand a March 2020 provision to prohibit all evictions and foreclosures for one year and establish a temporary moratorium on consumer debt collection from consumers and debt collection from small businesses and nonprofits. It would provide $3.6 billion for payments to states for coronavirus response related to the 2020 elections and require states to offer same-day voter registration and an early voting period of at least 15 consecutive days. It would also provide $25 billion to the U.S. Postal Service and $410 million to the Census Bureau. Among other provisions, it would eliminate the existing $10,000 cap on federal tax deductions for state and local taxes for tax years 2020 and 2021. Passed 208-199. Note: A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H2255

  • May 15, 2020House Vote 108 Coronavirus Aid Package — Recommit
    Riggleman, R-Va., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would strike from the bill a section that would retroactively expand eligibility for the March 2020 tax rebate by making individuals with a taxpayer identification number eligible. Motion rejected 198-209. Congressional Record p. H2253, H2254-H2255

  • May 15, 2020 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H2042-H2253, H2254-H2255

  • May 15, 2020House Vote 106 Remote Voting; Coronavirus Aid Package — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 967) that would provide for consideration of a resolution (H Res 965) related to remote voting by proxy, and provide for consideration of a roughly $3 trillion coronavirus aid package (HR 6800). The rule would provide for automatic adoption of a Lowey, D-N.Y., manager's amendment to HR 6800. Among other provisions, the manager's amendment would provide $309 million for an Agriculture Department rural housing service rental assistance program. It would limit eligibility for student loan assistance provided by the bill to focus on borrowers with defaulted loans and those facing economic hardship. It would allow Paycheck Protection Program funding to be used for the provision of personal protective and other safety equipment for employees. It would prohibit the use of PPP funding for compensation of registered lobbyists and clarify that nonprofits that have engaged in election and campaign activities are not eligible for PPP or other emergency loans. It would require all scientific research agencies to implement "scientific integrity" policies and authorize $1 million for a National Science Foundation and the National Academies study on the spread of disinformation related to COVID-19. It would require the Human Services Department and Social Security Administration to establish "risk corridor" programs to make federal payments to issuers of most private health insurance plans and Medicare Advantage insurance plans, respectively. The rule would also provide for House proceedings from Tuesday, May 19, through Tuesday, July 21, 2020, including to provide for consideration of motions to suspend the rules through July 19 and provide for same-day consideration of House Rules Committee resolutions through July 21. Adopted 207-199. Congressional Record p. H2019

  • May 15, 2020House Vote 105 Remote Voting; Coronavirus Aid Package — Previous Question
    McGovern, D-Mass., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 967) that would provide for consideration of a resolution (H Res 965) related to remote voting by proxy, and provide for consideration of a roughly $3 trillion coronavirus aid package (HR 6800). The rule would provide for automatic adoption of a Lowey, D-N.Y., manager's amendment to HR 6800. Among other provisions, the manager's amendment would provide $309 million for an Agriculture Department rural housing service rental assistance program. It would limit eligibility for student loan assistance provided by the bill to focus on borrowers with defaulted loans and those facing economic hardship. It would allow Paycheck Protection Program funding to be used for the provision of personal protective and other safety equipment for employees. It would prohibit the use of PPP funding for compensation of registered lobbyists and clarify that nonprofits that have engaged in election and campaign activities are not eligible for PPP or other emergency loans. It would require all scientific research agencies to implement "scientific integrity" policies and authorize $1 million for a National Science Foundation and the National Academies study on the spread of disinformation related to COVID-19. It would require the Human Services Department and Social Security Administration to establish "risk corridor" programs to make federal payments to issuers of most private health insurance plans and Medicare Advantage insurance plans, respectively. The rule would also provide for House proceedings from Tuesday, May 19, through Tuesday, July 21, 2020, including to provide for consideration of motions to suspend the rules through July 19 and provide for same-day consideration of House Rules Committee resolutions through July 21. Motion agreed to 219-182. Congressional Record p. H2018

  • May 14, 2020 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 967, reported to the House as a rule for HR 6800.

  • May 14, 2020Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • May 14, 2020 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H2002, H2003

  • May 14, 2020 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • May 12, 2020Draft bill text released by Rep. Lowey, D-N.Y., House Appropriations Committee.

  • May 12, 2020 — Original cosponsor(s): 11

    Engel, (D-N.Y.)Nadler, (D-N.Y.)Takano, (D-Calif.)
    Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Neal, (D-Mass.)Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
    Lofgren, (D-Calif.)Pallone (D-N.J.)Waters, Maxine (D-Calif.)
    Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)Scott, R. (D-Va.)
  • May 12, 2020 — Read twice and referred to: House Appropriations, House Budget, House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H1900