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H.R. 6487 (116th): ACCESS Act

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To increase the ability of nursing facilities to access telehealth services and obtain technologies to allow virtual visits during the public health emergency relating to an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Length: 9 pages
Apr 10, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 10, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


87 Cosponsors (75 Democrats, 12 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Schakowsky and Eshoo Urge Congressional Leadership to Help Prevent Nursing Home Deaths and Infections Through Future Coronavirus Relief Package
    — Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] (Sponsor) on Jul 24, 2020

@MyKitchenTable - May 20, 2020
    — Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6] (Co-sponsor) on May 20, 2020

Eshoo and Schakowsky Urge Congressional Leadership to Help Prevent Nursing Home Deaths and Infections Through Future Coronavirus Relief Package
    — Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] on Jul 25, 2020

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Apr 10, 2020

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H.R. 6487 (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. 6487. 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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