Phase 1 Congressional Response - H.R. 6074

March 5, 2020

On March 4, the House passed H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-123), which was passed by the Senate on March 5 and signed into law by the President on March 6. This emergency appropriations package included a funding directed to HHS, the State Department, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).   

Below is a summary of the bill's key provisions:

  • Provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding in response to the coronavirus outbreak for:
    • The development and manufacturing of vaccines and other supplies
    • State, local and tribal public health agencies
    • Loans for affected small businesses
    • Evacuations and emergency preparedness activities
    • Humanitarian assistance for affected countries
  • Supplemental appropriations will be provided to the FDA, CDC, NIH, Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, Small Business Administration, Department of State, and USAID.
  • Designates the supplemental appropriations as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits.

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