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H.R. 6698 (116th): Quality Care for Nursing Home Residents and Workers During COVID-19 Act of 2020

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To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the quality of care in skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program and nursing facilities under the Medicare program during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes.

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Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

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

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Last Updated: May 5, 2020
Length: 29 pages
May 5, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 5, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


52 Cosponsors (52 Democrats)


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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

Rep. Waters Joins AARP Telephone Town Hall with 600+ Seniors in the 43rd District
    — Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 15, 2020

Washington Review, October 19, 2020
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] on Oct 19, 2020

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May 5, 2020

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H.R. 6698 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6698. 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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