House Democrats Introduce Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

Mar 23, 2020
Press Release
More than $2.5 trillion bill boldly addresses the impacts of the coronavirus crisis on families, businesses, and communities

WASHINGTON — House Democrats today introduced the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, a bold and comprehensive phase three coronavirus response bill that injects more than $2.5 trillion into the American economy.

 

Among many provisions, the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act makes health care affordable and accessible, bolsters the health care system, protects frontline response workers, puts money in the pockets of individuals and families, enhances unemployment compensation, expands paid leave, ensures food security, supports small businesses, assists state and local governments, invests in schools and universities, and upholds our Constitutional imperative to hold elections this year.

 

The legislation was introduced by Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) and co-sponsored by House Administration Committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA).

 

The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act builds on H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted into law on March 18, and on the $8.3 billion emergency spending package enacted into law on March 6.

 

The text of the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, H.R. 6379, is here. A summary of H.R. 6379 is here. A one pager on key details of the legislation is here.

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116th Congress