One Hundred Sixteenth Congress of the United States of America
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January, two thousand and twenty
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
To amend section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide authority for fiscal year 2020 for increased payments for temporary assistance to United States citizens returned from foreign countries, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Emergency Aid for Returning Americans Affected by Coronavirus Act.
Increase in aggregate payments for fiscal year 2020
Section 1113(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1313(d)) is amended by striking
fiscal years 2017 and 2018 and all that follows through the period and inserting
fiscal year 2020, the total amount of such assistance provided during such fiscal year shall not exceed $10,000,000..
The amounts provided by the amendment made by this section are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4(g) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 933(g)).
Designation in senate
In the Senate, this section and the amendment made by this section are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4112(a) of H. Con. Res. 71 (115th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.
Limit on direct contact with repatriated individuals during COVID–19 emergency period
During the emergency period described in section 1135(g)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–5(g)(1)(B)), in providing temporary assistance under section 1113 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1313), no employee of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services shall have direct, in-person contact with an individual specified in section 1113(a)(1) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1313(a)(1)), except in the case of a uniformed member of the Regular Corps or the Ready Reserve Corps of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (as described in section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204)) in an active duty status who, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, has—
received appropriate training on infection prevention and control; and
access to appropriate personal protective equipment.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate