This Week’s Update

The Senate passed H.R. 748, the legislative vehicle for the Phase 3 coronavirus response bill, “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act,” by a vote of 96-0. The bill includes forgivable small business loans, direct assistance to taxpayers, assistance to severely distressed sectors of the economy, and additional health care resources to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed H.R. 748, the legislative vehicle for the Phase 3 coronavirus response bill, “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act,” by a vote of 96-0. The bill includes forgivable small business loans, direct assistance to taxpayers, assistance to severely distressed sectors of the economy, and additional health care resources to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • House – The House passed the CARES Act by voice vote. President Trump is expected to sign the bill Friday afternoon.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate will be in recess until April 20. The Senate will hold pro forma sessions on March 30, April 2, April 6, April 9, April 13, and April 16.
  • House – The House will be in recess until a pro forma session on March 31.

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