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H.R. 6509: Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act of 2020

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To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide public safety officer death and disability benefits for certain public safety officers who contract COVID-19, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jerrold Nadler

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 1, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Apr 14, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on May 27, 2020

This bill passed in the House on May 27, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
83% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

Congressman Nadler Floor Statement Before Passage of the Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act, H.R. 6509
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Sponsor) on May 27, 2020

the daily leader: wednesday, may 27, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 26, 2020

Higgins Announces Passage of Legislation Extending Death and Disability Benefits to Public Safety Officers Contracting COVID-19
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] on May 28, 2020

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History

Apr 14, 2020
 
Introduced

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May 26, 2020
 
Text Published

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May 27, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 6509 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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