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H.R. 6800: The Heroes Act

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Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Nita Lowey

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 1, 2020
Length: 1854 pages
Introduced
May 12, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Parts Incorporated Into Other Measures

This bill passed in the House on May 15, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

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Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 14, 2020. (compare text)
S. 3084: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the limitation on pay for certain high-level employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 2, 2020. (compare text)
Prognosis
93% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Velazquez Leads NYC Members in Calling for Higher Education Funding from Senate
    — Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 26, 2020

OHalleran: Relief bills need immediate action
    — Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1] on Sep 10, 2020

CJS Chairman Serrano Demands Answers on Census Changes
    — Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15] on Aug 5, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 6800 will add $3.1 trillion in new spending through 2030.

History

May 12, 2020
 
Introduced

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May 12, 2020
 
Text Published

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May 15, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jun 10, 2020
 
Considered by Housing, Community Development, and Insurance

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Jun 30, 2020
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 23, 2020
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Sep 10, 2020
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Sep 16, 2020
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Sep 22, 2020
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 6800 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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