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H.R. 6702 (116th): Pandemic Response and Opportunity Through National Service Act

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To amend the national service laws to prioritize national service programs and projects that are directly related to the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

David Price

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 5, 2020
Length: 35 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.

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).


67 Cosponsors (62 Democrats, 5 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Higgins Says Expanded National Service Would Support COVID Recovery
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 6, 2020

Rep. Schrier Leads Effort to Bolster Public Health Through National Service
    — Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8] (Co-sponsor) on May 12, 2020

ICYMI: Dozens of bipartisan mayors from across the U.S. ask Congress to expand national service programs to aid COVID-19 response and recovery
    — Sen. Christopher Coons [D-DE] on May 13, 2020

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May 5, 2020

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H.R. 6702 (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. 6702. 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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