IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 21, 2020
Mr. Cotton introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations
To withhold funding authorized under the CARES Act from any State or municipality that provides economic stimulus payments through a program designed to exclusively assist illegal aliens.
This Act may be cited as the
No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act.
Prohibition on the use of funds to offset stimulus checks to illegal aliens
Title XIII of the Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations (division B of Public Law 116–136) is amended—
by redesignating section 23008 as section 23009; and
by inserting after section 23007 the following:
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any amendment made by this Act, no funds made available under this Act or by any amendment made by this Act, may be made available to a State or municipality (as such terms are defined in section 4002 of division A) unless the State or municipality has certified that it is not providing relief funds or similar monetary payments of any kind that are targeted exclusively to individuals who are believed to be unlawfully present in the United States.
The amendment made by subsection (a)(2) shall apply to any funds made available under the CARES Act (Public Law 116–136) on or after the date of the enactment of that Act.