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H.R. 7720: Helping Child Care Providers Respond to the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Act of 2020

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To permit child care providers that receive payment for services provided under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to use a portion of such payment to pay the cost of sanitization and other costs associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency, necessary to protect the health of participating children and child care workers.

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Gilbert Cisneros

Sponsor. Representative for California's 39th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Jul 22, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 22, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 22, 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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Rep. Cisneros Joins House Virtual Roundtable on Child Care Crisis and Solutions
    — Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39] (Sponsor) on Aug 14, 2020

Rep. Cisneros Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging DoD to Close Child Care Gaps for Military Families
    — Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39] (Sponsor) on Aug 7, 2020

Rep. Cisneros’ Bipartisan Bill Passes the House with Pair of Bipartisan Child Care Relief Bills
    — Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39] (Sponsor) on Jul 29, 2020

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Jul 22, 2020

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