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H.R. 6201: Families First Coronavirus Response 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

Nita Lowey

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

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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2020
Length: 43 pages
Introduced
Mar 11, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 18, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 18, 2020.

Law
Pub.L. 116-127
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Scott Applauds USDA Plan to Provide Emergency EBT Assistance for Low-Income Virginians
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Co-sponsor) on May 11, 2020

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

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Votes to Expand Flexibility in Paycheck Protection Program to Help Small Businesses and Workers
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] on May 28, 2020

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 6201 will add $97.7 billion in new spending through 2030.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3499: Free COVID-19 Testing Act

Introduced on Mar 12, 2020. 85% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6199: Emergency Unemployment Insurance Stabilization and Access Act of 2020

Introduced on Mar 11, 2020. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6244: To amend titles XVIII and XIX to provide for coverage at no cost sharing of COVID-19 testing under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Introduced on Mar 12, 2020. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6220: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

Introduced on Mar 12, 2020. 50% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6273: Protecting Vulnerable Americans in Times of Crisis Act of 2020

Introduced on Mar 13, 2020. 82% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6200: Pandemic EBT Act of 2020

Introduced on Mar 11, 2020. 85% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6203: COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response Act

Introduced on Mar 11, 2020. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6263: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive cost sharing under the Medicare program for certain visits relating to testing for COVID-19.

Introduced on Mar 12, 2020. 84% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6213: No Cost for COVID-19 Testing Act

Introduced on Mar 11, 2020. 93% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6214: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of testing for COVID-19 at no cost sharing under the Medicare Advantage program.

Introduced on Mar 12, 2020. 79% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6187: MEALS Act

Introduced on Mar 11, 2020. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Mar 11, 2020
 
Introduced

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

Mar 11, 2020
 
On House Schedule

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

Mar 11, 2020
 
Text Published

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

Mar 13, 2020
 
Text Published

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

Mar 14, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Mar 18, 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 18, 2020
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Mar 18, 2020
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House.

H.R. 6201 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. 6201. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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