US HB6201 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Passed on March 18 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-19 - Engrossment Correction
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]

Summary

Families First Coronavirus Response Act This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak by providing paid sick leave, tax credits, and free COVID-19 testing; expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits; and increasing Medicaid funding. DIVISION A--SECOND CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2020 Second Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 This division provides FY2020 supplemental appropriations for federal agencies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The supplemental appropriations are designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits. TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE This title provides appropriations to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). (Sec. 1101) This section allows USDA to approve state plans to provide emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) benefits to households with children who would otherwise receive free or reduced-price school meals if their schools were not closed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The child's school must be closed for at least five consecutive days for the household to be eligible for benefits. States may provide the benefits using the Electronic Benefit Transfer system. (Sec. 1102) This section provides appropriations to USDA for grants to the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa for nutrition assistance in response to a COVID-19 public health emergency. TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE This title provides appropriations to the Defense Health Program for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and services. TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY This title provides appropriations to the Internal Revenue Service to implement the tax credits included in this bill. TITLE IV--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES This title provides appropriations to the Indian Health Service for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and services. TITLE V--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES This title provides appropriations to the Administration for Community Living for nutrition programs that assist the elderly. The title also provides appropriations to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund. The funds are provided for the National Disaster Medical System to reimburse the costs of providing COVID-19 diagnostic testing and services to individuals without health insurance. TITLE VI--DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS This title provides appropriations to the Veterans Health Administration for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and services. TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT (Sec. 1701) This section requires agencies that receive funding in this division to report to Congress regarding the anticipated uses of the funds. (Sec. 1702) This section requires state and local governments that receive funding or assistance in this division to ensure that (1) the respective State Emergency Operations Center receives regular and real-time reporting on aggregated data on testing and results from state and local public health departments, and (2) the data is transmitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Sec. 1703) This section specifies that the funds provided by this division are in addition to funds otherwise appropriated for the fiscal year involved. (Sec. 1704) Funds provided by this division may not remain available beyond the current fiscal year, unless this division provides otherwise. (Sec. 1705) Unless otherwise specified by this division, the funds provided by this division are subject to the authorities and conditions that apply to the applicable appropriations account for FY2020. (Sec. 1706) This section provides that amounts designated by this division as emergency requirements are only available (or rescinded, if applicable) if the President subsequently designates the amounts and transmits the designations to Congress. (Sec. 1707) This section specifies that the emergency funds that are transferred pursuant to this division retain the emergency designation. DIVISION B--NUTRITION WAIVERS This division expands food and nutrition programs of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to COVID-19. TITLE I--MAINTAINING ESSENTIAL ACCESS TO LUNCH FOR STUDENTS ACT Maintaining Essential Access to Lunch for Students Act or the MEALS Act (Sec. 2102) This title modifies USDA food and nutrition programs to allow certain waivers of requirements for the school meal programs, including waivers that increase federal costs during a COVID-19-related school closure. Such waivers must be requested by a state or service provider and be for purposes of providing meals and snacks during such a closure. TITLE II--COVID-19 CHILD NUTRITION RESPONSE ACT COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response Act (Sec. 2202) This section authorizes USDA to issue a single waiver of child nutrition program requirements to all states under the National School Lunch Program for purposes of providing meals and snacks with appropriate safety measures with respect to COVID-19, grant waivers of requirements to allow non-congregate feeding in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for purposes of providing meals and snacks with appropriate safety measures with respect to COVID-19, and grant waivers related to the nutritional content of meals served in child nutrition programs if it determines the waiver is necessary to provide meals and snacks and there is a food supply chain disruption due to COVID-19. (Sec. 2203) USDA may grant waivers allowing participants under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to get certified or recertified without being physically present at a WIC clinic, and defer anthropometric and bloodwork requirements necessary to determine nutritional risk. State agencies must submit waiver requests to USDA. (Sec. 2204) USDA may also grant waivers from administrative requirements for WIC if it determines that (1) the requirement cannot be met by a state due to COVID-19, and (2) the waiver is necessary to provide assistance under WIC. TITLE III--SNAP WAIVERS (Sec. 2301) This section temporarily suspends work requirements under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) during a public health emergency declaration due to COVID-19, allowing participants who would have lost eligibility due to such requirements to continue to receive SNAP benefits. (Sec. 2302) This section provides for emergency SNAP benefits during a public health emergency declaration due to COVID-19. States may request waivers from USDA to provide emergency allotments to households participating in SNAP to address temporary food needs not greater than the applicable maximum monthly allotment for the household size. State requests must be supported with sufficient data. USDA may adjust (through guidance or based on states' requests) administrative requirements such as issuance methods and reporting requirements to be consistent with what is practicable under actual conditions in affected areas. DIVISION C--EMERGENCY FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE EXPANSION ACT

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Title

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-03-18 - Senate - Passed Senate, under the order of 3/18/20, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment RC# 76 (Y: 90 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-18 - Senate - Amendment SA 1558, under the order of 3/18/20, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was S.Amdt.1558 RC# 75 (Y: 50 N: 48 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2020-03-18 - Senate - Amendment SA 1559, under the order of 3/18/20, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was S.Amdt.1559 RC# 74 (Y: 47 N: 51 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2020-03-18 - Senate - Amendment SA 1556, under the order of 3/18/20, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was S.Amdt.1556 RC# 73 (Y: 3 N: 95 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2020-03-14 - House - On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended RC# 102 (Y: 363 N: 40 NV: 1 Abs: 26) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-19SenateEngrossment Correction
2020-03-18SenateBecame Public Law No: 116-127. (TXT | PDF)
2020-03-18SenateSigned by President.
2020-03-18SenatePresented to President.
2020-03-18SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2020-03-18SenatePassed Senate, under the order of 3/18/20, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 90 - 8. Record Vote Number: 76.
2020-03-18SenateS.Amdt.1558 Amendment SA 1558, under the order of 3/18/20, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 48. Record Vote Number: 75.
2020-03-18SenateS.Amdt.1559 Amendment SA 1559, under the order of 3/18/20, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 51. Record Vote Number: 74.
2020-03-18SenateS.Amdt.1558 Amendment SA 1558 proposed by Senator Johnson. (consideration: CR S1793-1796; text: CR S1794) To strike Federally mandated sick pay and paid family leave and replace it with financial support provided through State administered unemployment insurance systems and funds.
2020-03-18SenateS.Amdt.1559 Amendment SA 1559 proposed by Senator Murray. (consideration: CR S1792-1793, S1795; text: CR S1808-1814) To provide Americans with paid sick time and paid leave so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.
2020-03-18SenateS.Amdt.1556 Amendment SA 1556, under the order of 3/18/20, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 3 - 95. Record Vote Number: 73.
2020-03-18SenateS.Amdt.1556 Amendment SA 1556 proposed by Senator Paul. (consideration: CR S1790-1791; text: CR S1790-1791) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require a social security number for purposes of the child tax credit, to provide the President the authority to transfer funds as necessary, and to terminate United States military operations and reconstruction activities in Afghanistan.
2020-03-18SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S1790-1796)
2020-03-17SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
2020-03-14HouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 6201.
2020-03-14HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2020-03-14HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 363 - 40, 1 Present (Roll no. 102). (text: CR H1675-1687)
2020-03-14HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6201.
2020-03-14HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1675-1691)
2020-03-14HouseMrs. Lowey moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2020-03-11HouseReferred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, 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.
2020-03-11HouseReferred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, 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.
2020-03-11HouseReferred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, 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.
2020-03-11HouseIntroduced in House

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Subjects

Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Adult day care
Aging
Appropriations
Assault and harassment offenses
Cardiovascular and respiratory health
Child care and development
Child health
Civil actions and liability
Congressional officers and employees
Department of Agriculture
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Labor
Disability assistance
Domestic violence and child abuse
Elementary and secondary education
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Employee benefits and pensions
Employee leave
Employment and training programs
Executive agency funding and structure
Food assistance and relief
Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
Government studies and investigations
Health
Health care costs and insurance
Health care coverage and access
Health facilities and institutions
Health personnel
Health programs administration and funding
Health promotion and preventive care
Health technology, devices, supplies
Income tax exclusion
Indian social and development programs
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Long-term, rehabilitative, and terminal care
Medicaid
Medical tests and diagnostic methods
Medicare
Mental health
Military medicine
Minority health
Nutrition and diet
Sex offenses
Social Security Administration
State and local finance
State and local government operations
U.S. territories and protectorates
Unemployment
Veterans' medical care
Wages and earnings
Women's health
Worker safety and health

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