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Congressional Response

Congress has passed three overwhelmingly bipartisan emergency measures to combat the Coronavirus. These bills will improve our public health response and provide resources to alleviate the economic repercussions of containment efforts. My colleagues and I in the House will continue to work with the Senate and the Administration to respond to this developing situation. In the meantime, I urge all Oregonians to do your part to prevent the spread of this virus and take practical measures to stay healthy and protect the most vulnerable in our communities. A simple explainer of all of the new benefits available to you is available from the Speaker of the House HERE.

HR 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act is an $8.3 billion package that fully funds a robust public health response to coronavirus. It funds vaccine development, provides support for state and local governments, and provides assistance for affected small businesses. For a more detailed summary, CLICK HERE.

HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act bolsters the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. It guarantees free testing, secures paid leave, enhances unemployment insurance, strengthens food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding to states. For a more detailed summary, CLICK HERE.

HR 748, the CARES Act provides over 2 trillion dollars in economic and public health assistance. It provides forgivable loans to small businesses and direct cash payments to individuals, it expands unemployment benefits to millions of self-employed and gig economy workers, and it defers payment and interest accrual on federal student loans. The bill also provides hundreds of billions of dollars to make sure that our health care workers have the supplies they need and to expand access to testing. To see what benefits might be available to you, CLICK HERE.


HR 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act is an $8.3 billion package that fully funds a robust public health response to coronavirus. It funds vaccine development, provides support for state and local governments, and provides assistance for affected small businesses. For a more detailed summary, CLICK HERE.

HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act bolsters the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. It guarantees free testing, secures paid leave, enhances unemployment insurance, strengthens food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding to states. For a more detailed summary, CLICK HERE.