US House of Representatives Bill 6800 - Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act
The HEROES Act is a COVID-19 relief package proposed by the House in May 2020.
To enact the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. If enacted, the HEROES Act would add funding for Medicaid, housing programs, education, community mental health services, direct cash payments, and the Administration for Community Living. This bill would also provide expanded eviction and foreclosure prevention, nursing facility safety provisions, hazard pay for direct care workers.
Part of the additional Medicaid funding would go towards home and community based services (HBCS). HBCS allows people with disabilities to live in their community rather than an institutional setting, which is crucial to keep people with disabilities safe during COVID-19. People who live in congregate care settings, like institutions or nursing facilities, are more likely to contract and spread COVID-19.
The HEROES Act does not include reauthorization of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program or additional funding for Social Security and Social Security Income.
New York Representative Nita Lowey
New York Representative Eliot Engel, New York Representative Carolyn Maloney, New York Representative Jerrold Nadler, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal, New Jersey Representative Frank Pallone, Virginia Representative Robert Scott, California Representative Mark Takano, New York Representative Nydia Velazquez, California Representative Maxine Waters, Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva, California Representative Zoe Lofgren
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Introduced in House on May 12, 2020
Referred to Committee on May 12, 2020
Reported out of Committee on May 14, 2020
Passed in House on May 15, 2020, by a vote of 208 - 199
Introduced in Senate on May 21, 2020
Referred to Committee on June 1, 2020
- July 27, 2020