About the bill
The federal government has enacted four main stimulus laws in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Here’s a brief rundown of what each of these legislative actions did.
Phase 1: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act was enacted on March 6, at a cost of $8.3 billion.
The economic impact of the virus had barely hit at this point, with most shutdowns and stay-at-home orders arriving between one and two weeks later. Accordingly, the money here was primarily for measures such as vaccine development and public health funding, with most dollars going to agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services.
81% of funds were allocated domestically, with the other 19% allocated internationally. The virus had …
Sponsor and status
Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 24, 2020
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 24, 2020.
Betty McCollum was the sponsor of this bill when it was introduced on Jan 8, 2019, but the bill’s text was subsequently replaced with unrelated provisions.
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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2020
Length: 11 pages
What legislators are saying
H.R. 266 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 266. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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GovTrack.us. (2023). H.R. 266 — 116th Congress: Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr266
“H.R. 266 — 116th Congress: Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2019. October 2, 2023 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr266>
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, Pub. L. No. 116-139, H.R. 266, 116th Cong. (2020).
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