We wrote in IHMM Today, today, that House Democrats would be bringing new COVID-19 relief legislation to the floor potentially by Friday. Here it is, all 1800+ pages of it.

It includes, according to a summary:

  • Nearly $1 trillion in relief or state and local governments
  • A second round of direct payments of $1,200 per person, and up to $6,000 for a household
  • About $200 billion for hazard pay for essential workers who face heightened health risks during the crisis
  • $75 billion for coronavirus testing and contact tracing — a key effort to restart businesses
  • An extension of the $600 per week federal unemployment insurance benefit through January (the provision approved in March is set to expire after July)
  • $175 billion in rent, mortgage, and utility assistance
  • Subsidies and a special Affordable Care Act enrollment period to people who lose their employer-sponsored health coverage
  • Measures designed to buoy small businesses and help them keep employees on payroll

Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act’’ or the ‘‘HEROES Act’’