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H.R. 6720: 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)

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.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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May 5, 2020

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H.R. 6720 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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