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H.R. 266: Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act


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 law

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 only ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 24, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 24, 2020.

Law
Pub.L. 116-139
Sponsor

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.

Text

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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2020
Length: 11 pages

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

illinois gop demands transparency from pritzker regarding federal covid-19 relief funding
    — Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12] on Jul 31, 2020

Illinois GOP Demand Transparency from Pritzker Regarding Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding
    — Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] on Jul 31, 2020

Illinois GOP Demand Transparency from Pritzker Regarding Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding
    — Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL18] on Jul 31, 2020

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 266 will add $482.9 billion in new spending through 2030.

History

Jan 8, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 11, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Apr 21, 2020
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 21, 2020
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Apr 23, 2020
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 24, 2020
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 266 is 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.

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