Status Summary

05/11/2020 - Senate read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Wyden

This bill authorizes a $10 billion Coronavirus Emergency Assistance Grant Program through which states, territories, and tribes could provide direct cash assistance to help families and individuals respond to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds are intended for families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty line. States with higher poverty rates would get a larger share of the funds. The bill also suspends TANF work requirements and time limits that may otherwise prevent families from receiving assistance.

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