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H.R. 6074: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020

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

Nita Lowey

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Length: 12 pages
Mar 4, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 6, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 6, 2020.

Pub.L. 116-123

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Graves Statement on Democrats Wish-List HEROES Act and Why He Voted No
    — Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6] on May 15, 2020

Courtney Announces Over $800,000 in New Federal Funds to Support COVID-19 Testing Across New London and Windham Counties
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] on May 8, 2020

ICYMI: Haaland, Gallego Press CDC, FEMA to Deliver Funds, Services to Indian Country Immediately
    — Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1] on May 22, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 6074 will add $8.1 billion in new spending through 2030.


Mar 4, 2020

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

Mar 4, 2020
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Mar 4, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Mar 5, 2020
Passed Senate

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

Mar 6, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6074 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. 6074. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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