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H.R. 7481: RESTART Act

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To establish a loan program for businesses affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jared Golden

Sponsor. Representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 2, 2020
Length: 43 pages
Jul 2, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 2, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 2, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Golden, Kelly Lead 22 Members to Urge Inclusion of RESTART Act in COVID-19 Relief Package
    — Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME2] (Sponsor) on Aug 4, 2020

Congressman Cohen Asks Congressional Leaders to Include Support for Restaurants and Entertainment Venues in Next Coronavirus Relief Bill
    — Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 25, 2020

District Connection - 7/13/20
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7] on Jul 13, 2020

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Jul 2, 2020

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