Federal Relations

May 12, 2020

COVID Supplemental Introduced in House

A fifth supplemental package (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act “HEROES Act”, H.R.6800) has been introduced in the US House of Representatives by the majority.  The 1800-page bill, available here, is worth $3 trillion and covers a wide range of relief areas. It includes assistance to state and local governments, hazard pay for frontline workers, student loan relief, and assistance to medicaid and medicare programs. It also includes funding for COVID-19 research and contact tracing, among other provisions.

A vote is expected on Friday.