US HB352 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 19 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-02 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Requires the Department of Labor to award grants to states and other governmental and native American entities to (1) support the recruitment, placement, and training of—and provide employment to—certain individuals seeking employment in COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) contact tracing and pandemic response positions; and (2) assist with the transition to new employment or education and training of these individuals in preparation for and upon termination of such employment. The employees must be paid at least the required prevailing wage and fringe benefit rates. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services and state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments, must establish and implement a national evidence-based system for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation. The CDC shall also award grants or contracts to these entities for such activities and to public entities to implement multilingual and culturally appropriate COVID-19 awareness campaigns.

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Title

Jobs to Fight COVID–19 Act of 2021

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-02HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2021-01-19HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-01-19HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-01-19HouseIntroduced in House

Subjects

Cardiovascular and respiratory health
Community life and organization
Computer security and identity theft
Congressional oversight
Disaster relief and insurance
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Employee hiring
Employment and training programs
Federal-Indian relations
Government information and archives
Health care coverage and access
Health information and medical records
Health personnel
Health programs administration and funding
Health promotion and preventive care
Indian social and development programs
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Labor and employment
Labor-management relations
Medical tests and diagnostic methods
Minority employment
Minority health
Public contracts and procurement
Right of privacy
Self-employed
State and local government operations
Unemployment
Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
Wages and earnings
Worker safety and health

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Bill Comments 750

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