Federal Relations

March 23, 2020

Third Supplemental Introduced in House

A third COVID-19 supplemental appropriations bill as been introduced in the House. Among other things, the bill includes funding for key social services, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and provisions for federal student loans. The bill also expands unemployment insurance and provides greater protections for workers with regards to COVID-19.

Some key funds included in the bill:

  • $50 billion to states for K-12 and higher education.
  • $300 million for National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • $100 million for National Science Foundation for research and related activities.
  • $99.5 million for Department of Energy Office of Science.

This bill is a counter-proposal to the Senate bill which is currently being negotiated.

The full text of the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act (HR 6379) is available here.