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H.R. 6206: PREP Act of 2020

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To provide that the President may provide additional Federal assistance for an emergency related to a public health emergency, including a pandemic or virus threat, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Antonio Delgado

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 19th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Mar 11, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 11, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 11, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Bills to make Emergency Assistance Available During Coronavirus Outbreak
    — Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 12, 2020

Newhouse Urges Congressional Leadership to Strengthen Rural Hospitals During COVID-19 Outbreak
    — Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4] on Mar 20, 2020

Kuster, Torres Small Urge Congressional Leadership to Provide Additional Resources for Rural Health Providers During COVID-19 Outbreak
    — Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2] on Mar 19, 2020

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Mar 11, 2020

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