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H.R. 6698: 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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Sponsor and status

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)

Introduced on May 5, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 5, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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What legislators are saying

Schakowsky Votes For The Heroes Act: Includes Nursing Home Provisions and Boosts Local Municipalities
    — Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] (Sponsor) on May 15, 2020

Booker, Blumenthal Announce Plans to Introduce Comprehensive Legislation To Address Covid-19 Crisis In Nursing Homes
    — Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ] on May 6, 2020

Schakowsky Fights To Keep Nursing Home Residents And Staff Safe During Covid-19 Through Heroes Act
    — Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] (Sponsor) on May 12, 2020

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May 5, 2020

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