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H.R. 6720 (116th): Student Loan Forgiveness for Frontline Health Workers Act

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To provide student loan forgiveness to health care workers who are on the front line in response to COVID-19.

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Sponsor and status

Carolyn Maloney

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 5, 2020
Length: 20 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).


40 Cosponsors (39 Democrats, 1 Republican)


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May 5, 2020

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H.R. 6720 (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. 6720. 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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