US SB32 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)
Status: Introduced on January 22 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-22 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Establishes and expands programs to bring on individuals to perform public health functions, such as contact tracing and vaccine administration, to respond to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency and meet future public health needs. The bill provides funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish a Health Force. The funds are designated as an emergency requirement, which exempts the funds from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules. To establish the force, the CDC must award grants within 30 days to state, tribal, territorial, and local governments and community health centers to recruit and train individuals for roles in public health and health care. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must hire and train additional individuals for its Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery Employees. These employees may be detailed to certain federal agencies or to state, local, or tribal governments to support response efforts related to COVID-19 or other disasters or emergencies.

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Health Force, Resilience Force, and Jobs To Fight COVID–19 Act of 2021



2021-01-22SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Same As/Similar To

HB460 (Same As) 2021-02-04 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.


Advisory bodies
Cardiovascular and respiratory health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Community life and organization
Congressional oversight
Department of Health and Human Services
Disaster relief and insurance
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Employee benefits and pensions
Employee hiring
Employee leave
Employment and training programs
Federal-Indian relations
First responders and emergency personnel
Foreign labor
Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
Government information and archives
Health care coverage and access
Health personnel
Health programs administration and funding
Health promotion and preventive care
Immigration status and procedures
Indian social and development programs
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Intergovernmental relations
Medical tests and diagnostic methods
Mental health
Minority employment
Minority health
Poverty and welfare assistance
State and local government operations
Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
Worker safety and health

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