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H.R. 6809: Nurse Workforce Protection Act of 2020

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To prohibit health care providers that receive funding through the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund from reducing employment or compensation for certain nurses employed by the provider.

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Sponsor and status

Rodney Davis

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 12, 2020
Length: 4 pages
May 12, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 12, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 12, 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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What legislators are saying

SIU Center for Family Medicine Recognizes Rodney Davis for Support of Health Centers Nationwide
    — Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] (Sponsor) on Aug 11, 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Cosponsors Bill to Help Independent Restaurants Devastated by Coronavirus Crisis
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 5, 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls For Hawaii Department of Health To Fully Mobilize COVID-19 Contact Tracing Force
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 5, 2020

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May 12, 2020

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