To protect older adults and people with disabilities living in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and psychiatric hospitals from COVID-19.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 18th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 22, 2020
Length: 18 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on May 22, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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9 Cosponsors (9 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Schakowsky and Eshoo Urge Congressional Leadership to Help Prevent Nursing Home Deaths and Infections Through Future Coronavirus Relief Package”
— Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 24, 2020
May 22, 2020
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H.R. 6972 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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