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HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act - National Key Vote

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Title: Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

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Title: Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that responds to the COVID-19 coronavirus disease outbreak by providing additional funding for small business loans, health care providers, and COVID-19 testing.

Highlights:

 

  • Increases the amounts appropriated for the Paycheck Protection Program established within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Division A, Sec. 101):

    • From $349 billion in section 1102(b)(1) to $659 billion; and

    • From $349 billion in section 1106(a)1) to $670.35 billion. 

  • Increases the amount appropriated for Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) in the CARES Act from $10 billion to $20 billion (Division A, Sec. 101).

  • Appropriates $75 billion to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to expenses, to reimburse eligible health care providers through grants or other mechanisms for health care expenses or lost revenues attributable to the coronavirus (Division B, Title I).

  • Defines “eligible health care providers” as public entities, Medicare or Medicaid enrolled suppliers and providers, and for-profit and not-for-profit entities specified by the HHS Secretary, that provide diagnoses, testing, or care for individuals with possible or actual cases of COVID-19 (Division A, Sec. 101).

  • Requires that, of the money appropriated to HHS, $600 million must be transferred to the Health Resources and Services Administration, Primary Health Care for grants under the Health Centers program, and for grants to federally qualified health centers (Division B, Title I).

  • Requires the HHS Secretary to use the funds appropriated to their department for the construction of temporary structures, leasing of properties, testing supplies, and medical supplies and equipment, increased workforce and training, emergency operation centers, retrofitting facilities and surge capacity (Division B, Title I).

  • Appropriates $2 billion to states, localities, and territories according to a formula methodology that is based on the relative number of cases of COVID-19 (Division B, Title I).

  • Requires that, of the money appropriated to HHS, $750 million be allocated in coordination with the Director of the Indian Health Service to tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers of tribes (Division B, Title I).

  • Requires that, of the money appropriated to HHS, $1 billion be transferred to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC-Wide Activities and Program Support for surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity expansion, contact tracing, public health data surveillance and analytics infrastructure modernization, disseminating information about testing, and workforce support necessary to expand and improve COVID-19 testing (Division B, Title I).

  • Requires that of the money appropriated to HHS, $500 million be transferred to the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to accelerate research, development, and implementation of point of care and other rapid testing related to the coronavirus (Division B, Title I).

  • Requires that of the money appropriated to HHS, $225 million be used to provide additional funding for COVID-19 testing and related expenses through grants or other mechanisms to rural health clinics (Division B, Title I).

  • Appropriates an additional $10 billion to the SBA for Emergency EIDL grants (Division B, Title II).

  • Appropriates an additional $25 billion for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to research, develop, validate, manufacture, purchase, administer, and expand capacity for COVID-19 tests to effectively monitor and suppress COVID-19, including (Division B, Title I):

    • Tests for both active infection and prior exposure;

    • The manufacturing, procurement and distribution of tests;

    • Testing equipment and testing supplies, including personal protective equipment needed for administering tests;

    • The development and validation of rapid, molecular point-of-care tests;

    • Support for workforce; 

    • Epidemiology;

    • To scale up academic, commercial, public health, and hospital laboratories;

    • To conduct surveillance and contact tracing; and

    • To support development of COVID-19 testing plans.

  • Specifies that, of the money appropriated under the previous highlight, $11 billion must be used for states, localities, territories, tribes, tribal organization, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes for necessary expenses to develop, purchase, administer, process, and analyze COVID-19 tests, including (Division B, Title I):

    • Support for the workforce;

    • Epidemiology;

    • Use by employers or in other settings; 

    • To scale up testing by public health, academic, commercial, hospital laboratories, community-based testing sites, health care facilities, and other entities engaged in COVID-19 testing; and

    • To conduct surveillance, trace contacts, and other COVID-19 testing activities. 

  • Appropriates $2.1 billion to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for salaries and expenses in order to prepare for, prevent, and respond to the coronavirus (Division B, Title II).

  • Appropriates $50 billion to the SBA for the Disaster Loans Program Account for the cost of direct loans authorized by the Small Business Act (Division B, Title II).

  • Amends the eligibility of agricultural enterprises for economic relief within the CARES Act to include an agricultural enterprise of the Small Business Act with no more than 500 employees (Division A, Sec. 101).

  • Requires the SBA Administrator to guarantee no less than $30 billion in loans made by the following when making loan guarantees under this act (Division A, Sec. 101):

    • Insured depository institutions with consolidated assets of between $10 billion and $50 billion; and

    • Credit unions with consolidated assets of between $10 billion and $50 billion.

  • Requires the SBA Administrator to guarantee no less than $30 billion in loans made by the following when making loan guarantees made by this act (Division A, Sec. 101):

    • Community financial institutions; 

    • Insured depository institutions with consolidated assets of less than $10 billion; and

    • Credit unions with consolidated assets of less than $10 billion.

  • Defines “community development financial institution” as (Division A, Sec. 101):

    • A community development financial institution as defined by the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act; 

    • A minority depository institution, as defined in the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989; 

    • A development company that is certified under title V of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958; and

    • An intermediary.

  • Requires the HHS Secretary to issue a report on the on demographic characteristics of COVID-19 testing, including race, ethnicity, age, sex, geographic region and other relevant factors of individuals tested for or diagnosed with COVID-19, no later than 21 days after this bill’s date of enactment (Division B, Title I).

Title: Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

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Title: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds to the Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and other related agencies until September 30, 2020.

Highlights:

  • Appropriates $1.2 billion to the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (Title I).

  • Appropriates $106.5 million to the Oregon and California Grant Lands (Title I).

  • Appropriates $1.3 billion to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for resource management (Title I).

  • Appropriates $50.4 million to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for construction (Title I).

  • Appropriates $2.5 billion to the National Park Service for operation of the National Park System (Title I).

  • Appropriates $91.9 million to the National Park Service for the Historic Preservation Fund (Title I).

  • Appropriates $364.7 million to the National Park Service for construction (Title I).

  • Appropriates $174.4 million to the National Park Service for land acquisition and state assistance (Title I).

  • Appropriates $1.1 billion to the United States Geological Survey for surveys, investigations, and research (Title I).

  • Appropriates $145.5 million to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement for offshore safety and environmental enforcement (Title I).

  • Appropriates $114.9 million to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for regulations and technology (Title I).

  • Appropriates $2.4 billion to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education for the operation of Indian programs (Title I).

  • Appropriates $359.4 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education for construction (Title I).

  • Appropriates $131.7 million for departmental operations of the Office of the Secretary (Title I).

  • Appropriates $112.4 million to the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians federal trust programs (Title I).

  • Appropriates $1.1 billion to Department-wide programs for wildland fire management (Title I).

  • Appropriates $717.7 million  to the Environmental Protection Agency for Science and Technology (Title II).

  • Appropriates $2.6 billion to the Environmental Programs and Management of the Environmental Protection Agency (Title II).

  • Appropriates $1.1 billion for the hazardous substance superfund (Title II).

  • Appropriates $91.9 million to the leaking underground storage tank trust fund program (Title II).

  • Appropriates $3.6 billion to the state and tribal assistance grants programs, of which (Title II):

    • $1.4 billion for making capitalization grants for the Clean Water State Revolving Funds;

    • $15 million for the architectural, engineering, planning, design, construction and related activities in connection with the construction of high priority water and wastewater facilities in the area of the United States-Mexico Border;

    • $25 million for grants to the state of Alaska to address drinking water and wastewater infrastructure needs of rural Alaska and Alaska Native Villages;

    • $80 million to carry out the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980;

    • $50 million for grants under the Energy Policy Act of 2005;

    • $50 million for targeted airshed grants;

    • $4 million to carry out the water quality program authorized in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act; and

    • $1.1 billion to be for grants, including associated program support costs, to States, Federally recognized tribes, interstate agencies, tribal consortia, and air pollution control agencies for multi-media or single media pollution prevention, control and abatement and related activities.

  • Appropriates $300 million to the Forest Service for forest and rangeland research (Title III).

  • Appropriates $333.9 million for state and private forestry (Title III).

  • Appropriates $1.9 billion to the National Forest System (Title III).

  • Appropriates $449 million to the Forest Service for capital improvement and maintenance (Title III).

  • Appropriates $3.2 billion to the Wildland Fire Management fund (Title III).

  • Appropriates $4.1 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services for Indian Health Services  (Title III).

  • Appropriates $739.9 million to the Smithsonian Institution for salaries and expenses (Title III).

  • Appropriates $303.5 million to the Smithsonian Institution for necessary expenses of repair, revitalization, and alteration of facilities (Title III).

  • Appropriates $155 million to the National Endowment for the Arts for grants and administration (Title III).

  • Appropriates $155 million to the National Endowment for the Humanities for grands and administration (Title III).

  • Appropriates $144.2 million for the National Gallery of Art for salaries and expenses (Title III).

Title: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

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