3/22 Weekly Legislative Update



H.R. 6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (PASSED BOTH CHAMBERS AND ENACTED)
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H.R. 6172: USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 (PASSED House)
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H.Res. 891: [A pile of important stuff, including the cessation of hostilities against Iran, funding Historically Black Colleges & Universities, amending the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act…] (AGREED TO)
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S. 3503: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education converted to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situations in the same manner as programs of education pursued at educational institutions, and for other purposes.
PASSED BY VOICE VOTE in both Chambers


H.R. 748: Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019
This bill, which was introduced and passed through the House last year, is now on the Senate’s schedule. It has to do with what became known as Obamacare’s “Cadillac Tax.” Basically it placed a 40% tax on companies offering their employees health insurance plan above $10,200 for an individual or $27,500 for a family. Originally sold as a tax on the richest companies, it became extremely unpopular on both sides of the aisle when studies showed it would have a negative impact on as much as 82% of businesses. This resolution aims to repeal this tax entirely.

See all bills scheduled for floor time here

This week’s committee meetings schedule


Trump has activated the Defense Production Act, which could authorize the government to deploy its resources to increase production of things like ventilators and personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.

States like Minnesota and Vermont have officially classified grocery store clerks as emergency personnel to help them access free childcare and other services.