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Title: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and pass a bill that establishes additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19 on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

Highlights:

 

  • Appropriates $1,400, or $2,800 for joint tax returns, multiplied by the number of dependents in each taxable year beginning in 2021 for recovery rebates to eligible individuals with valid identification numbers in order to promote economic security (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B).

  • Defines “eligible individual” as any individual other than a nonresident immigrant “alien” individual, an individual who is a dependent of another taxpayer, or an estate or trust (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B).

  • Defines “valid identification number” as a social security number issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B).

  • Limits the amount of credit allowed from the economic recovery rebate based on adjusted gross income for the following levels of excess income earners (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B):

    • For taxpayers who have adjusted gross income over $75,000, reduced to $25,000;

    • For joint returns or surviving spouse income, substituting $150,000 for $75,000 and $50,000 for $25,000; and

    • For head of household income, substituting $112,500 for $75,000 and $37,500 for $25,000.

  • Extends the unemployment benefits time period under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act from March 14, 2021 to September 6, 2021 (Title II, Subtitle J, Sec. 2901).

  • Requires mandatory coverage of COVID-19 vaccine administration and treatment under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), regardless of the type of coverage elected by the state (Title IX, Subtitle K, Sec. 9821). 

  • Requires mandatory coverage of COVID-19 vaccine administration and treatment under Medicaid, regardless of cost-sharing or the type of coverage elected by the state (Title III, Subtitle C, Sec. 3201). 

  • Appropriates $4 billion in funds to the Secretary of Agriculture for food supply chain, agriculture pandemic response, and nutrition programs, including $1.15 billion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for administrative expenses that will remain available until September 30, 2023 (Title I, Subtitles A-B, Sec. 1001 & 1101).

  • Appropriates $128.55 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund in the Department of Education to remain available until September 30, 2023 for the following public school, district, and institutions of higher education programs, including, but not limited to (Title II, Subtitle A, Part 1, Sec. 2001):

    • Comprehensive after school programs or extended school year programs;

    • Pandemic preparedness and response efforts of local educational agencies;

    • Providing principles and other school leaders with the resources necessary to address individual school needs;

    • Activities to address the unique needs of low-income students, students with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, and students experiencing homelessness;

    • Training and professional development for staff of the local educational agency on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious disease;

    • Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean the facilities of local educational agencies;

    • Planning for and implementing activities during long-term closures, including providing meals to eligible students and technology for online learning;

    • Purchasing educational technology for students who are served by the local educational agency;

    • Providing mental health services and supports;

    • Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental after school programs; or

    • Addressing learning loss among students.

  • Appropriates $1.44 billion to carry out the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide support services related to COVID-19 vaccination outreach, prevention and mitigation activities related to COVID-19, and transportation for older americans and their families (Title II, Subtitle C, Sec. 2201).

  • Appropriates $14.9 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant to provide child care assistance to health care sector employees, emergency first responders, sanitation workers, and other workers deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic (Title II, Subtitle C, Sec. 2202).

  • Specifies that premium assistance for COBRA healthcare continuation coverage for workers and their families shall continue from the first day of the first month after this act is passed, until September 30, 2021 (Title II, Subtitle E, Sec. 2401).

  • Appropriates $7.5 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to distribute, administer, monitor, and track COVID-19 vaccines (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 1, Sec. 3001).

  • Appropriates $1 billion to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in order to strengthen vaccine confidence and provide further information and education with respect to the licensed COVID-19 vaccines (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 1, Sec. 3002).

  • Appropriates $6.05 billion for necessary expenses related to the research, development, manufacturing, production, and purchase of vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, or any mutating variant (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 1, Sec. 3003).

  • Appropriates $47.8 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out activities to detect, diagnose, trace, and monitor SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 infections and related mitigation (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 2, Sec. 3011).

  • Appropriates $6.09 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide funding for Indian health services (Title III, Subtitle A, Sec. 5, Sec. 3041).

  • Appropriates $1.75 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for block grants for community mental health and substance use disorder services (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 6, Sec. 3051).

  • Appropriates $10 billion to remain available until September 30, 2025 for the purpose of purchasing emergency COVID-19 medical supplies (Title IV, Subtitle A, Sec. 4001).

  • Appropriates $20.25 billion to the Secretary of Treasury to remain available until September 30, 2027 for emergency rental assistance (Title IV, Subtitle A, Sec. 4101).

  • Appropriates $25 billion to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to support restaurants and live venues struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic emergency (Title VI, Sec. 6003).

  • Appropriates $50 billion from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out the purposes of the Disaster Relief Fund for costs associated with major disaster declarations (Title VII, Subtitle A, Sec. 7001).

  • Appropriates $13.48 billion from the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for to remain available until September 30, 2023 for veteran medical care and health needs administered through the Veterans Community Care Program (Title VIII, Sec. 8002).

  • Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for or refund any copayment or other cost sharing on healthcare costs for military veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, specified as April 6, 2020 through September 30, 2021 (Title VII, Sec. 8007).

  • Extends multiemployer pension plans for plan sponsors that are in endangered or critical status for 2021 for a period of 5 years (Title IX, Subtitle H, Part 8, Sec. 9702).

  • Amends child tax credit laws by substituting age 18 for age 17 for minors eligible for treatment as qualifying children (Title IX, Part 2, Sec. 9611).

  • Amends earned income tax credit laws by decreasing the minimum age for credit for individuals without qualifying children from age 25 to “the applicable minimum age,” which is defined as 19 years old (Title IX, Part 3, Sec. 9621).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that establishes additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19 on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

Highlights:

 

  • Appropriates $1,400, or $2,800 for joint tax returns, multiplied by the number of dependents in each taxable year beginning in 2021 for recovery rebates to eligible individuals with valid identification numbers in order to promote economic security (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B).

  • Defines “eligible individual” as any individual other than a nonresident immigrant “alien” individual, an individual who is a dependent of another taxpayer, or an estate or trust (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B).

  • Defines “valid identification number” as a social security number issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B).

  • Limits the amount of credit allowed from the economic recovery rebate based on adjusted gross income for the following levels of excess income earners (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B):

    • For taxpayers who have adjusted gross income over $75,000, reduced to $25,000;

    • For joint returns or surviving spouse income, substituting $150,000 for $75,000 and $50,000 for $25,000; and

    • For head of household income, substituting $112,500 for $75,000 and $37,500 for $25,000.

  • Extends the unemployment benefits time period under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act from March 14, 2021 to September 6, 2021 (Title II, Subtitle J, Sec. 2901).

  • Requires mandatory coverage of COVID-19 vaccine administration and treatment under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), regardless of the type of coverage elected by the state (Title IX, Subtitle K, Sec. 9821). 

  • Requires mandatory coverage of COVID-19 vaccine administration and treatment under Medicaid, regardless of cost-sharing or the type of coverage elected by the state (Title III, Subtitle C, Sec. 3201). 

  • Appropriates $4 billion in funds to the Secretary of Agriculture for food supply chain, agriculture pandemic response, and nutrition programs, including $1.15 billion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for administrative expenses that will remain available until September 30, 2023 (Title I, Subtitles A-B, Sec. 1001 & 1101).

  • Appropriates $128.55 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund in the Department of Education to remain available until September 30, 2023 for the following public school, district, and institutions of higher education programs, including, but not limited to (Title II, Subtitle A, Part 1, Sec. 2001):

    • Comprehensive after school programs or extended school year programs;

    • Pandemic preparedness and response efforts of local educational agencies;

    • Providing principles and other school leaders with the resources necessary to address individual school needs;

    • Activities to address the unique needs of low-income students, students with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, and students experiencing homelessness;

    • Training and professional development for staff of the local educational agency on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious disease;

    • Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean the facilities of local educational agencies;

    • Planning for and implementing activities during long-term closures, including providing meals to eligible students and technology for online learning;

    • Purchasing educational technology for students who are served by the local educational agency;

    • Providing mental health services and supports;

    • Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental after school programs; or

    • Addressing learning loss among students.

  • Appropriates $1.44 billion to carry out the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide support services related to COVID-19 vaccination outreach, prevention and mitigation activities related to COVID-19, and transportation for older americans and their families (Title II, Subtitle C, Sec. 2201).

  • Appropriates $14.9 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant to provide child care assistance to health care sector employees, emergency first responders, sanitation workers, and other workers deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic (Title II, Subtitle C, Sec. 2202).

  • Specifies that premium assistance for COBRA healthcare continuation coverage for workers and their families shall continue from the first day of the first month after this act is passed, until September 30, 2021 (Title II, Subtitle E, Sec. 2401).

  • Appropriates $7.5 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to distribute, administer, monitor, and track COVID-19 vaccines (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 1, Sec. 3001).

  • Appropriates $1 billion to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in order to strengthen vaccine confidence and provide further information and education with respect to the licensed COVID-19 vaccines (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 1, Sec. 3002).

  • Appropriates $6.05 billion for necessary expenses related to the research, development, manufacturing, production, and purchase of vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, or any mutating variant (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 1, Sec. 3003).

  • Appropriates $47.8 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out activities to detect, diagnose, trace, and monitor SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 infections and related mitigation (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 2, Sec. 3011).

  • Appropriates $6.09 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide funding for Indian health services (Title III, Subtitle A, Sec. 5, Sec. 3041).

  • Appropriates $1.75 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for block grants for community mental health and substance use disorder services (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 6, Sec. 3051).

  • Appropriates $10 billion to remain available until September 30, 2025 for the purpose of purchasing emergency COVID-19 medical supplies (Title IV, Subtitle A, Sec. 4001).

  • Appropriates $20.25 billion to the Secretary of Treasury to remain available until September 30, 2027 for emergency rental assistance (Title IV, Subtitle A, Sec. 4101).

  • Appropriates $25 billion to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to support restaurants and live venues struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic emergency (Title VI, Sec. 6003).

  • Appropriates $50 billion from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out the purposes of the Disaster Relief Fund for costs associated with major disaster declarations (Title VII, Subtitle A, Sec. 7001).

  • Appropriates $13.48 billion from the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for to remain available until September 30, 2023 for veteran medical care and health needs administered through the Veterans Community Care Program (Title VIII, Sec. 8002).

  • Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for or refund any copayment or other cost sharing on healthcare costs for military veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, specified as April 6, 2020 through September 30, 2021 (Title VII, Sec. 8007).

  • Extends multiemployer pension plans for plan sponsors that are in endangered or critical status for 2021 for a period of 5 years (Title IX, Subtitle H, Part 8, Sec. 9702).

  • Amends child tax credit laws by substituting age 18 for age 17 for minors eligible for treatment as qualifying children (Title IX, Part 2, Sec. 9611).

  • Amends earned income tax credit laws by decreasing the minimum age for credit for individuals without qualifying children from age 25 to “the applicable minimum age,” which is defined as 19 years old (Title IX, Part 3, Sec. 9621).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19 on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

Highlights:

 

  • Increases the federal minimum wage by the following amounts (Title II, Subtitle B, Sec. 2101):

    • $9.50 an hour by the effective date of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021;

    • $11.00 an hour beginning one year after the effective date of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021;

    • $12.50 an hour beginning 2 years after the effective date of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021;

    • $14.00 an hour beginning 3 years after the effective date of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021; and

    • $15.00 an hour beginning 4 years after the effective date of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  • Appropriates $1,400, or $2,800 for joint tax returns, multiplied by the number of dependents in each taxable year beginning in 2021 for recovery rebates to eligible individuals with valid identification numbers in order to promote economic security (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B).

  • Defines “eligible individual” as any individual other than a nonresident immigrant “alien” individual, an individual who is a dependent of another taxpayer, or an estate or trust (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B).

  • Defines “valid identification number” as a social security number issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B).

  • Limits the amount of credit allowed from the economic recovery rebate based on adjusted gross income for the following levels of excess income earners (Title IX, Subtitle G, Part 1, Sec. 6428B):

    • For taxpayers who have adjusted gross income over $75,000, reduced to $25,000;

    • For joint returns or surviving spouse income, substituting $150,000 for $75,000 and $50,000 for $25,000; and

    • For head of household income, substituting $112,500 for $75,000 and $37,500 for $25,000.

  • Appropriates $4 billion in funds to the Secretary of Agriculture for food supply chain, agriculture pandemic response, and nutrition programs, including $1.15 billion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for administrative expenses that will remain available until September 30, 2023 (Title I, Subtitles A-B, Sec. 1001 & 1101).

  • Appropriates $128.55 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund in the Department of Education to remain available until September 30, 2023 for the following public school, district, and institutions of higher education programs, including, but not limited to (Title II, Subtitle A, Part 1, Sec. 2001):

    • Comprehensive after school programs or extended school year programs;

    • Pandemic preparedness and response efforts of local educational agencies;

    • Providing principles and other school leaders with the resources necessary to address individual school needs;

    • Activities to address the unique needs of low-income students, students with disabilities, english learners, racial and ethnic minorities, and students experiencing homelessness;

    • Training and professional development for staff of the local educational agency on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious disease;

    • Purchasing supplies to sanitize and clean the facilities of local educational agencies;

    • Planning for and implementing activities during long-term closures, including providing meals to eligible students and technology for online learning;

    • Purchasing educational technology for students who are served by the local educational agency;

    • Providing mental health services and supports;

    • Planning and implementing activities related to summer learning and supplemental after school programs; or

    • Addressing learning loss among students.

  • Appropriates $1.44 billion to carry out the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide support services related to COVID-19 vaccination outreach, prevention and mitigation activities related to COVID-19, and transportation for older americans and their families (Title II, Subtitle C, Sec. 2201).

  • Appropriates $14.9 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant to provide child care assistance to health care sector employees, emergency first responders, sanitation workers, and other workers deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic (Title II, Subtitle C, Sec. 2202).

  • Specifies that premium assistance for COBRA healthcare continuation coverage for workers and their families shall continue from the first day of the first month after this act is passed, until September 30, 2021 (Title II, Subtitle E, Sec. 2401).

  • Appropriates $7.5 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to distribute, administer, monitor, and track COVID-19 vaccines (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 1, Sec. 3001).

  • Appropriates $1 billion to the Director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in order to strengthen vaccine confidence and provide further information and education with respect to the licensed COVID-19 vaccines (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 1, Sec. 3002).

  • Appropriates $6.05 billion for necessary expenses related to the research, development, manufacturing, production, and purchase of vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, or any mutating variant (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 1, Sec. 3003).

  • Appropriates $47.8 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out activities to detect, diagnose, trace, and monitor SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 infections and related mitigation (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 2, Sec. 3011).

  • Appropriates $6.09 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide funding for Indian health services (Title III, Subtitle A, Sec. 5, Sec. 3041).

  • Appropriates $1.75 billion to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for Block Grants for community mental health and substance use disorder services (Title III, Subtitle A, Ch. 6, Sec. 3051).

  • Requires mandatory coverage of COVID-19 vaccine administration and treatment under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) regardless of the type of coverage elected by the state (Title III, Subtitle C, Sec. 3201). 

  • Requires mandatory coverage of COVID-19 vaccine administration and treatment under Medicaid regardless of cost-sharing or the type of coverage elected by the state (Title III, Subtitle C, Sec. 3201). 

  • Appropriates $10 billion to remain available until September 30, 2025 for the purpose of purchasing emergency COVID-19 medical supplies (Title IV, Subtitle A, Sec. 4001).

  • Appropriates $20.25 billion to the Secretary of Treasury to remain available until September 30, 2027 for emergency rental assistance (Title IV, Subtitle A, Sec. 4101).

  • Appropriates $25 billion to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to support restaurants and live venues struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic emergency (Title VI, Sec. 6003).

  • Appropriates $50 billion from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out the purposes of the Disaster Relief Fund for costs associated with major disaster declarations (Title VII, Subtitle A, Sec. 7001).

  • Extends the unemployment benefits time period under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act from March 14, 2021 to August 29, 2021 (Title VII, Subtitle C, Sec. 7201).

  • Appropriates $13.48 billion from the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for to remain available until September 30, 2023 for veteran medical care and health needs administered through the Veterans Community Care Program (Title VIII, Sec. 8002).

  • Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for, or refund any copayment or other cost sharing on healthcare costs for military veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, specified as April 6, 2020 through September 30, 2021 (Title VII, Sec. 8007).

  • Extends multiemployer pension plans for plan sponsors that are in endangered or critical status for 2021 for a period of 5 years (Title IX, Subtitle H, Part 8, Sec. 9702).

  • Amends child tax credit laws by substituting age 18 for age 17 for minors eligible for treatment as qualifying children (Title IX, Part 2, Sec. 9611).

  • Amends earned income tax credit laws by decreasing the minimum age for credit for individuals without qualifying children from age 25 to “the applicable minimum age” which is defined as 19 years old (Title IX, Part 3, Sec. 9621).

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