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S. 4112 (116th): Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act

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A bill to support education and child care during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Patty Murray

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Washington. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020
Length: 125 pages
Jun 30, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 30, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


24 Cosponsors (23 Democrats, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Feinstein, Durbin, Colleagues Urge Senate to Reject Conditioning of Federal Funds to Schools Reopening
    — Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 31, 2020

Durbin, Colleagues Urge Senate To Reject Conditioning Federal Funds To Schools On Reopening In-Person
    — Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 31, 2020

Velazquez Leads NYC Members in Calling for Higher Education Funding from Senate
    — Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7] on Aug 26, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 4112 will add $430 million in new spending through 2030.


Jun 30, 2020

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S. 4112 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4112. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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