This Week’s Update

The House adopted technical changes to H.R. 6201, “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” and sent the bill to the Senate for consideration.

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House adopted technical changes to H.R. 6201, “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” and sent the bill to the Senate for consideration.
  • Senate – The Senate passed H.R. 6201 and the President signed the bill into law. Senate Republicans released a proposal for a third coronavirus response package, S. 3548, “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.” The proposal includes small business interruption loans, direct assistance to taxpayers, assistance to severely distressed sectors of the economy, and additional health care resources to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Negotiations on the proposal are ongoing.

Next Week in Congress

  • House – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced that the House will not reconvene until it is prepared to vote on the third coronavirus response package. 
  • Senate – The Senate will continue work on the CARES Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said that he hopes to take the first procedural steps on the bill as early as Friday night, with a vote on passage occurring as soon as Monday.

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