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April 2020 Monthly Legislative Wrap-Up


April 2020 Legislative Updates

PASSED LEGISLATION

H.R.6322 the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 makes certain improvements in the educational assistance benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the case of changes to courses of education by reason of emergency situations, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Salud Carbajal, Rep. Gil Cisneros, Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Jared Golden, and Rep. Jimmy Panetta
Update: Bill became law

SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.6466 the Integrated Disability Evaluation System Accountability Act of 2020 directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a report on the implementation and application of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System
Sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast

H.R.6528 the VA RAISES Act amends title 38, United States Code, to modify the limitation on pay for certain high-level employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sponsored by Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.6578 the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2020 amends the Public Health Service Act to establish the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Program.
Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow

H.R.6618 the TRIAGE Act of 2020 directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a database to facilitate the provision of health care services by a volunteer at a Federal or State agency during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Michael Waltz

CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.6447 the Northern Border Regional Commission Financial Flexibility Act amends title 40, United States Code, is amended [sic] with respect to the maximum contribution for certain projects or activities carried out in certain distressed counties, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jared Golden

H.R.6452 the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Equity Act requires the Secretary of Transportation to repay the credit risk premiums paid with respect to certain railroad infrastructure loans after the obligations attached to such loans have been satisfied.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jason Crow

H.R.6467 the Coronavirus Community Relief Act provides for an enhanced Coronavirus relief fund for units of government with a population of 500,000 or less, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. Salud Carbajal, Rep. Gil Cisneros, Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Elaine Luria, and Rep. Mikie Sherrill

H.R.6497 the Never Again Small Business Protection Act of 2020 makes available insurance coverage for business interruption losses due to national emergencies, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.6502 the COVID-19 Graduate Relief Act amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for deferral of loan repayment for graduates during the period of the coronavirus.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.6536 the CARE for Kids Act of 2020 amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to enhance direct certification under the school lunch program.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.6575 the National Transit Workforce Training Act of 2020 amends title 49, United States Code, to establish a national transit frontline workforce training center, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon

H.R.6602 the Emergency Cannabis Small Business Health and Safety Act provides assistance under programs relating to COVID-19 of the Small Business Administration to cannabis businesses and their service providers, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Jason Crow

H.R.6611 makes supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Agriculture to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon and Rep. Jim Baird

H.R.6641 establishes the Commission on the Strategic National Stockpile, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Van Taylor

H.R.6643 allows tax credits to Federal, State, and local governments for required paid sick leave and required paid family and medical leave.
Original Co-Sponsor: Rep. Salud Carbajal, Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Elaine Luria, and Rep. Jimmy Panetta