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Congressional Legislative Tracker

Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020, Enacted April 24, 2020. Full Text Here

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), 116 HR. 748, Enacted March 27, 2020. Full Text Here

Families First Coronavirus Response Act, 116 P.L. 127, 116 H.R. 6201, 134 Stat. 178, Enacted March 18, 2020. Full Text Here

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, 116 P.L. 123, 116 H.R. 6074, 134 Stat. 146, Enacted March 6, 2020. Full Text Here

U.S. Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Senator Tina Smith introduces bill to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise any rules necessary to enable issuers of index-linked annuities to use the securities offering forms that are available to other issuers of securities

May 20, 2020

Senator Gary Peters introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to establish a Community Capital Investment Program

May 20, 2020

Senator Chuck Grassley introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to provide the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery with additional personnel authorities

May 18, 2020

Senator Robert Menendez introduces bill to amend title VI of the Social Security Act to establish a Coronavirus Local Community Stabilization Fund

May 18, 2020

Senator Martha McSally introduces bill to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to ensure the supply of certain medical articles essential to national defense

May 13, 2020

Senator Sherrod Brown introduces bill to provide emergency rental assistance under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in response to the public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus

May 12, 2020

Senator Wyden introduces bill to extend certain temporary credit union provisions enacted under the CARES Act, to include an exception for disaster area member business loans made by insured credit unions

May 11, 2020

Senator Peters introduces a bill to require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to discount FHA single-family mortgage insurance premium payments for first-time homebuyers who complete a financial literacy housing counseling program

May 7, 2020

Senator Reed introduces a bill to establish a Housing Assistance Fund at the Department of the Treasury

May 6, 2020

Senator Jones introduces a bill to place a moratorium on evictions during the coronavirus emergency

March 25, 2020

Senator Brown introduces a bill to require member banks to maintain pass-through digital dollar wallets for certain persons

March 24, 2020

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs today introduced legislation would allow Americans to set up a free bank account that could be used to receive any direct stimulus payments related to coronavirus relief.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Legislation To Scale Up Made In America Production Of Medical Supplies And Personal Protective Equipment For Hospitals And Health Care Workers

March 22, 2020

Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced new legislation to expedite the procurement of medical equipment, under the Defense Production Act (DPA), to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Senator Murphy introduces a bill to require the President to use authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to require emergency production of medical equipment to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 22, 2020

Lawmakers push for measure to be included in third relief package $35 overdraft fee can mean financial free fall for vulnerable individuals

March 22, 2020

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Cory Booker introduce legislation to temporarily ban bank overdraft fees for the duration of the Coronavirus public health emergency.

Senators Introduce New Legislation To Protect Consumers And Small Business Owners From Debt Collection

March 22, 2020

Today U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker introduced new legislation that would protect small businesses and consumers from collections efforts by creditors and debt collectors during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Senator Van Hollen introduces a bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to extend the consumer credit protections provided to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents under title 10, United States Code, to all consumers.

March 22, 2020

Senator Paul introduces a bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to prevent the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority from enforcing a certain rule of that Authority.

March 21, 200

Senator Menendez Introduces Bill to Ease Borrowing Costs for State and Local Governments Fighting COVID-19

March 20, 2020

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez introduced the Municipal Bonds Emergency Relief Act (MBERA), which would allow the Federal Reserve to buy municipal debt to help local and state governments finance the delivery of key public services due to the COVID-19 health emergency.

Sens. Klobuchar, Coons, Kaine, King Introduce Legislation to Protect and Strengthen Young Businesses Across the Country

March 19, 2020

This week, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Senators Chris Coons, Tim Kaine, and Angus King introduced the New Business Preservation Act which would create a new program at the Treasury Department that will partner with states to invest in promising new businesses alongside private investors in areas of the country that do not currently attract significant equity investment in new businesses.

Senator Baldwin Introduces Legislation To Ban Stock Buybacks, Put Workers On Boards Before Big Corporations Receive Stimulus Support

March 19, 2020

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation that would prohibit public companies from repurchasing their shares on the open market if they want economic stimulus support.

Sens. Schatz, Brown Introduce New Bill To Protect Credit Scores and Suspend Negative Credit Reporting During Coronavirus Outbreak

March 18, 2020

U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Sherrod Brown introduced new legislation will provide for an immediate four-month moratorium on all negative credit reporting and longer protections for people who face lasting financial hardship from the outbreak. The bill will also provide free, unlimited credit reports and credit scores for a year from the end of the crisis. Beyond this crisis, the bill extends these protections to people impacted by future major disasters.

Senator Brown Introduces Legislation to Protect Working Families from Foreclosure, Late Payments During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 18, 2020

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced new legislation that would halt foreclosures, offer borrowers at least six months forbearance, allow borrowers to extend their loan by the length of the forbearance, and require servicers to evaluate homeowners for a loan modification at no cost or penalty to the borrower.

Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Provide Community Banks with Regulatory Relief during Coronavirus

March 18, 2020

U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer introduced legislation today that would lower the community bank leverage ratio (CBLR) from 9% to 8% and delay the implementation of Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standards for community banks until December 2020.

Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Senator Booker introduces a bill to establish a program in the Department of the Treasury to allocate funds to States, units of general local government, and Indian Tribes to provide assistance to certain small businesses

May 14, 2020

Senator Cantwell introduces a bill to expand the waiver of affiliation rules for certain business concerns with more than 1 physical location

May 13, 2020

Senator Martha McSally introduces a bill to provide loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program for costs related to health and safety supplies, including personal protective equipment, needed to prepare for reopening, and for other purposes

May 13, 2020

Senator Manchin introduces a bill to extend the covered period for loan forgiveness and the rehiring period under the CARES Act

May 13, 2020

Senator Loeffler introduces bill to increase the eligibility of nonprofit organizations for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program

May 13, 2020

Senator Markey introduces a bill to appropriate additional amounts to provide loans under the paycheck protection program to community development financial institutions and minority depository institutions

May 12, 2020

Senator Tina Smith introduces a bill to provide that certain public hospitals are eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, and for other purposes

May 7, 2020

Senator Cardin introduces a bill to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to report on COVID-19 recovery small business programs

May 5, 2020

Senator Cotton introduces a bill to modify terms related to the economic injury disaster loan program of the Small Business Administration for applicants affected by COVID-19

March 18, 2020

Senator Cardin introduces the COVID-19 RELIEF for Small Businesses Act of 2020

March 20, 2020

This bill establishes measures to provide assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Specifically, the Small Business Administration (SBA) must (1) provide economic injury grants for certain small businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury resulting from COVID-19; (2) establish a program to make direct loans to small businesses, up to 50% of which may be forgiven; and (3) pay the principal, interest, and associated fees on certain SBA loans, including microloans, for a six-month period.

Senator Peters introduces a bill to help small businesses access capital and create jobs by reauthorizing the successful State Small Business Credit Initiative

March 20, 2020

Senator Baldwin introduces a bill to modify requirements relating to small business disaster loans made in response to COVID-19, and for other purposes

March 19, 2020

Sens. Menendez, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Provide Relief to Small Businesses Suffering from Economic Fallout due to COVID-19 Outbreak

March 18, 2020

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Catherine Cortez Masto introduced legislation that would allow small businesses to access Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) for up to $2 million, interest free.

Sens. Coons, Cardin introduce $17B bill to relieve small business loan payments for 6 months

March 18, 2020

U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Ben Cardin introduced legislation that would ensure that every small business with a loan from the Small Business Administration, or SBA, would be relieved of their loan payments—including principal, interest, and fees—for the next six months. 

Senator Cardin introduces a bill to provide grants to small business concerns, private nonprofit organizations, and small agricultural cooperatives affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.

March 18, 2020

U.S. House of Representatives

Committee on Financial Services

Rep. Sean Casten introduces bill to amend the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 to place certain limitations on commodity ownership and to repeal the merchant banking authority

May 28, 2020

Rep. Lori Trahan introduces bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to implement a program that provides financial assistance to sports facilities, museums, and community theaters, and for other purposes

May 27, 2020

Rep. Mark Pocan introduces bill to require the President to use authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to require emergency production of COVID-19 supplies to address the COVID-19 pandemic

May 26, 2020

Rep. Carolyn Maloney introduces bill to establish a Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program

May 26, 2020

Rep. Ann Wagner introduces bill to nitiate negotiations for a bilateral agreement on compensation between the United States and the People's Republic of China relating to the spread of the virus responsible for COVID-19

May 22, 2020

Rep. Brad Sherman introduces bill to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to require certain issuers to disclose to the Securities and Exchange Commission information regarding foreign jurisdictions that prevent the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board from performing inspections under that Act

May 22. 2020

Rep. Dean Phillips introduces bill to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise any rules necessary to enable issuers of index-linked annuities to use the securities offering forms that are available to other issuers of securities

May 22, 2020

Rep. Carlyn Maloney introduces bill to establish a Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program

May 22, 2020

Rep. Steve Cohen introduces bill to provide for cash refunds for canceled airline flights and tickets during the COVID-19 emergency

May 19, 2020

Rep. Bradley Scott Schneider introduces bill to direct the President to appoint a Medical Supplies Response Coordinator to coordinate the efforts of the Federal Government regarding the supply and distribution of certain supplies and equipment relating to COVID-19

May 19, 2020

Rep. Madeleine Dean introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to require the uniform treatment of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations under certain programs carried out in response to the COVID-19 emergency

May 19, 2020

Rep. Jack Bergman introduces bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the health care professionals, first responders, scientists, researchers, all essential workers, and individuals who provided care and services during the coronavirus pandemic

May 19, 2020

Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduces bill to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a grant program for employers adversely affected by COVID-19

May 19, 2020

Rep. Dean introduces bill to require Federal agencies to develop and provide notice to tenants of housing relief provided by Federal actions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

May 15, 2020

Rep. Beatty introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to add requirements for the Main Street Lending Program related to non-profit organizations, small businesses, minority depository institutions, and community development financial institutions

May 15, 2020

Rep. Beatty introduces bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to establish goals for the use of diverse investment advisers, brokers, and dealers in investment management agreements related to the Board of Governor's unusual and exigent circumstances authority

May 15, 2020

Rep. Beatty introduces bill to authorize the use of certain homeless assistance amounts to rent hotel and motel rooms

May 15, 2020

Rep. Porter introduces bill to require reporting on the paycheck protection program of the Small Business Administration

May 14, 2020

Rep. Porter introduces bill to authorize supplemental funding for supportive housing for the elderly

May 14, 2020

Rep. Al Green introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to establish a Community Capital Investment Program

May 14, 2020

Rep. Vincente Gonzalez introduces bill to provide necessary flexibility under programs for federally assisted housing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

May 14, 2020

Rep. Doug Collins introduces bill to authorize the imposition of sanctions with respect to the People's Republic of China for its obstruction or failure to cooperate in investigations relating to the outbreak of COVID-19

May 14, 2020

Rep. Nydia Velasquez introduces bill to authorize supplemental appropriations for public housing operations and tenant-based rental assistance

May 13, 2020

Rep. Juan Vargas introduces bill to enhance authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, to provide additional oversight of such authorities, and to require a strategy on securing supply chains for medical materials

May 13, 2020

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez introduces bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from waiving provisions related to COVID-19 emergency relief and taxpayer protections related to such relief

May 13, 2020

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez introduces bill to require major corporations receiving Federal aid related to COVID-19 to make annual payments of equity to employees of the corporation while such aid is outstanding

May 13, 2020

Rep. Meeks introduces bill to protect stimulus checks from garnishment and fees and from being used as an offset by a credit union or depository institution

May 13, 2020

Rep. Katie Porter introduces bill to require residential mortgage servicers receiving certain emergency relief under the CARES Act to provide reports on loan-level data

May 12, 2020

Rep. Dean Phillips introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to authorize appropriations to carry out the duties of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery

May 12, 2020

Rep. Dean Phillips introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to authorize the Congressional Oversight Commission to submit discretionary reports to Congress

May 12, 2020

Rep. Dean Phillips introduces bill to amend the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 to establish minimum issuance amounts under the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program

May 12, 2020

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez introduces bill to amend the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020 to place certain requirements on corporations receiving Federal aid related to COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Rep. Huffman introduces bill to expand the housing choice voucher program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide temporary housing during the COVID-19 health crisis

May 12, 2020

Rep. Heck introduces bill to provide emergency rental assistance under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in response to the public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus

May 12, 2020

Rep. Al Green introduces bill to establish a payroll loan facility for small financial institutions affected by COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Rep. Finkenauer introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to provide for notice of the eviction moratorium under such Act to be provided to tenants of dwelling units subject to such moratorium

May 12, 2020

Rep. Cleaver introduces bill to suspend certain requirements under the public housing and housing choice voucher programs during the COVID-19 emergency

May 12, 2020

Rep. Velasquez introduces bill to prohibit confessions of judgment in connection with the extension of covered credit or creation of covered debt

May 8, 2020

Rep. Vargas introduces legislation to promote access to mortgage credit during the COVID-19 pandemic by preventing restrictions on providing Federal backing for single-family mortgage loans in forbearance

May 8, 2020

Rep. Sherman introduces a bill to waive certain requirements with respect to in-person appraisals

May 8, 2020

Rep. Sherman introduces a bill to prohibit the enforcement of certain loan covenants during the COVID-19 national emergency

May 8, 2020

Rep. Sherman introduces bill to extend certain temporary credit union provisions enacted under the CARES Act, to include an exception for disaster area member business loans made by insured credit unions

May 8, 2020

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez introduces bill to amend the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020 to place certain requirements on corporations receiving Federal aid related to COVID-19

May 8, 2020

Rep. Meeks introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to reserve certain amounts for community financial institutions

May 8, 2020

Rep. Lieu introduces bill to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to award grants for landlord-tenant mediation programs

May 8, 2020

Rep. Langevin introduces bill to temporarily modify the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

May 8, 2020

Rep. Al Green introduces bill to authorize assistance for fair housing enforcement activities to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

May 8, 2020

Rep. Clay introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to provide forbearance and foreclosure moratoriums for all mortgage loans

May 8, 2020

Rep. Axne introduces bill to provide rental assistance to tenants in multifamily rural housing projects financed by the Department of Agriculture

May 8, 2020

Rep. Axne introduces bill to establish the Consumer and Investor Fraud Working Group to help protect consumers and investors from fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic, to assist consumers and investors affected by such fraud, and for other purposes

May 8, 2020

Rep. David Scott introduces bill to establish a Homeowner Assistance Fund to provide funds to State housing finance agencies for the purpose of preventing homeowner mortgage defaults, foreclosures, and displacements of individuals and families experiencing financial hardship, and for other purposes

May 5, 2020

Rep. Pressley introduces bill to authorize emergency homeless assistance grants under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for response to the public health emergency relating to coronavirus

May 5, 2020

Rep. Maloney introduces bill to provide student loan forgiveness to health care workers who are on the front line in response to COVID-19

May 5, 2020

Rep. Khanna introduces bill to require the Federal Government to provide critical health care resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

May 5, 2020

Rep. Espaillat introduces bill to provide assistance to pay off rental arrearages of low- and moderate-income households accruing during the public health emergency relating to coronavirus

May 5, 2020

Rep. Crow introduces bill to provide for the expedited and transparent procurement and distribution of equipment and supplies needed to combat COVID-19

May 5, 2020

Rep. Barragan introduces bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to reduce certain royalties, to amend the CARES Act to limit the provision of assistance to certain businesses, to impose a moratorium on certain oil and natural gas lease sales, the issuance of coal leases, and modifications to certain regulations, to extend certain public comment periods, and for other purposes

May 5, 2020

Rep. Jim Banks introduces bill to place temporary restrictions on acquisitions by the People's Republic of China

May 5, 2020

Rep. Axne introduces bill to authorize additional funding for housing counseling services

May 5, 2020

Rep. Kuster introduces bill to establish a commission to determine essential employment during the COVID-19 crisis period and provide loan repayment and education credit to workers employed in such essential employment during such crisis

May 5, 2020

Congressman Kelly introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to authorize the financing of inventory of American manufactured products by financial institutions, and for other purposes.

May 1, 2020

Congressman Brown introduces legislation to authorize the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to become the sole owner and distributer of certain medical equipment in the event of a covered emergency and to establish a Joint Congressional Committee on Defense Production

May 1, 2020

Rep. Soto introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to provide for repayment terms for mortgages in forbearance, and for other purposes

April 28, 2020

Rep. Panetta introduces the Immediate COVID Testing Procurement Act

April 23, 2020

This bill requires the President, within 24 hours of this bill's enactment, to issue purchase orders for a program of the highest national urgency (commonly known as a DX purchase order) to procure under the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA) supplies to conduct COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) medical testing nationwide.

Rep. Meng introduces the Menstrual Equity For The Homeless Act

April 23, 2020

Congressman Green introduces SOS Act

April 23, 2020

Rep. Jesus G. "Chuy" Garcia introduces Robust International Response to Pandemic Act

April 21, 2020

This bill requires each U.S. Executive Director at an international financial institution to take certain actions in support of the global response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).

Congressman Cicilline introduces the Stop Overdraft Profiteering during COVID-19 Emergency Act of 2020

April 21, 2020

This bill suspends, during a major disaster or emergency declaration and for 120 days after the end of the incident period, certain penalties applicable to consumer transaction accounts.

Rep. Christopher Smith introduces the Airline Travelers Equity Act of 2020

April 21, 2020

This bill requires an air carrier receiving federal loans or grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act due to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) to certify to the Department of Transportation that it will reimburse a consumer amounts paid for a flight canceled by such air carrier or the consumer during the COVID-19 emergency period.

Congressman Neguse introduces legislation to provide assistance under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for responding to needs of those without homes

April 10, 2020

Rep. David Cicilline introduces a bill to require the President, after the World Health Organization declares a global pandemic, to report to the Congress on the status of Federal planning to respond to the pandemic

April 10, 2020

Rep. Al Green introduces legislation to amend the CARES Act to establish a loan program to provide liquidity to eligible lenders for the purpose of providing loans under the Paycheck Protection Program

April 10, 2020

Rep. Katie Porter introduces a bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide medical debt relief

April 7, 2020

The bill would institute a 1-year waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer's credit report, remove paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, and amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard introduces legislation to prohibit senior Government officials, including Members of Congress, from purchasing or selling certain investments

April 7, 2020

Congressman Neguse introduces a bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit debt from medically necessary procedures related to COVID-19 from being included on credit reports

April 3, 2020

Reps. Stephanie Murphy and John Katko Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Establish 9/11-Style Commission on U.S. Pandemic Preparedness and Response

April 3, 2020

Under the Murphy-Katko bill, the 10 members of the COVID-19 Commission would examine how COVID-19 emerged and spread in the United States, evaluate the United States’ preparedness for and response to the pandemic, and issue a report providing Congress, the President, and the American people with a full accounting of what occurred and recommending concrete steps the U.S. public and private sector can take to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the harmful impact of future pandemics.

Congressman Al Lawson introduces legislation to provide for a temporary debt collection moratorium during the COVID-19 emergency period

March 31, 2020

Rep. Denny Davis introduces legislation to facilitate efficient investments and financing of infrastructure projects and new job creation through the establishment of a National Infrastructure Bank

March 31, 2020

Congressman Murphy introduces a bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit consumer reporting agencies from including any adverse item of information on the consumer report of an individual with respect to debt related to a COVID-19 related illness

March 27, 2020

Congressman Larson introduces bill to direct the President to use authority under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to ensure an adequate supply equipment necessary for limiting the spread of COVID-19

March 27, 200

Rep. Phillips introduces bill to establish the Innovation and Startups Equity Investment Program in the Department of the Treasury, through which the Secretary of the Treasury shall allocate money to certain States to assist high-potential scalable startups access venture capital to commercialize innovations, create jobs, and accelerate economic growth

March 26, 2020

Rep. Krishnamoorthi introduces bill to prohibit Members of Congress from purchasing or selling certain investments

March 26, 2020

Congressman French introduces bill to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to ensure the supply of certain medical articles essential to national defense

March 26, 2020

Rep. Crow introduces bill to provide for the expedited procurement of equipment needed to combat COVID-19 under the Defense Production Act of 1950

March 26, 2020

Rep. Biggs introduces a bill to provide tax and regulatory relief and health care flexibility to individuals and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic

March 26, 2020

Reps. Slotkin and Ryan introduce bill to require the President to use authorities under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to require emergency production of medical equipment to address the COVID-19 outbreak

March 25, 2020

Rep. Gonzalez introduces bill to correct technical omissions relating to international financial cooperation

March 25, 2020

Congressman Curtis introduces bill to provide temporary relief from troubled debt restructuring disclosures, to delay the implementation of certain accounting standards for depository institutions substantially affected by COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Rep. Langevin introduces bill to temporarily modify the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes

March 23, 2020

Rep. Kelly introduces bill to expand economic opportunities, improve community policing, and promote common-sense gun violence prevention in underserved communities

March 23, 2020

Congressman Hill introduces bill to amend the Expedited Funds Availability Act to temporarily require that certain funds deposited with depository institutions by existing customers be available for withdrawal in real time in States with a public health emergency

March 19, 2020

Congressman Budd introduces bill to require public housing agencies to inform residents of a public housing project when a resident of such project tests positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 19, 2020

Rep Stivers introduces bill to provide for the use of Public Housing Operating and Capital Fund amounts to address public health emergencies

March 19, 2020

Rep. Stivers introduces bill to require issuance of guidance by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development regarding protecting the homeless who reside in certain federally assisted properties from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 19, 2020

Congressman Tipton introduces bill to require data-sharing regarding protecting the homeless from coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Rep. Zeldin introduces legislation to require issuance of guidance by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness regarding protecting the homeless from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 19, 2020

H.R. 6321 - Financial Protections and Assistance for America’s Consumers, States, Businesses, and Vulnerable Populations Act

Committee Democrats Roll Out Legislation to Provide Comprehensive Stimulus and Public Policy Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

March 23, 2020

Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, led Committee Democrats in releasing the Financial Protections and Assistance for America’s Consumers, States, Businesses, and Vulnerable Populations Act (H.R. 6321), legislation to provide a comprehensive stimulus and public policy response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Gottheimer Introduces Bill to Strengthen National Pandemic Planning

March 27, 2020

H.R. 6321 includes legislation from Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) to update the 2017 “Pandemic Influenza Plan” and the National Planning Frameworks to add the requirement that preparedness and recovery planning include a pre-crisis menu of options focused on economic, monetary, and consumer financial issues.

Rep. Al Green introduces a bill to provide assistance for fair housing enforcement activities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic

March 24, 2020

Congressman Green introduces bill to require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to provide zero-interest loans to minority depository institutions and community development financial institutions to combat COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Rep. Green introduces bill to temporarily provide for Federal insurance of transaction accounts during the COVID-19 emergency

March 23, 2020

Rep. Wexton Introduces Legislation to Ensure Pandemic Preparedness and Safeguard U.S. Financial Security

March 23, 2020

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton introduced legislation that would improve coordination and communication among financial regulators. The Interagency Pandemic Guidance for Consumers Act would require swift interagency regulatory guidance for financial institutions, as well as require regulators to convene joint public-private exercises every five years to simulate a severe global pandemic.

Rep. Velazquez introduces legislation to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to make disclosures related to supply chain disruption risk

March 23, 2020

Rep. Velazquez introduces bill to suspend requirements that tenants of assisted housing make contributions toward rent during the public health emergency relating to coronavirus

Marcy 23, 2020

Rep. Vargas Introduces Bill to Provide Additional Defense Production Act Funding During COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2020

H.R. 6321 includes provisions to protect consumers, renters, homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness, including a bill from Representative Juan Vargas (D-CA) to provide an additional $3 billion of funding for the emergency production of medical supplies through the Defense Production Act.

Rep. Sherman introduces legislation to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide for disaster protection for workers' credit

March 23, 2020

Rep. Sherman introduces bill to waive certain requirements with respect in-person appraisals

March 23, 2020

Rep. Scott Introduces Bill to Create a $35 Billion Homeowner Assistance Fund During COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2020

H.R. 6321 includes provisions to protect consumers, renters, homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness, including a bill from Representative David Scott (D-GA) to authorize a $35 billion fund that would be allocated to states, territories, and D.C. by the Treasury Secretary to help homeowners with mortgage and utility payments.

Congressman Nicolas introduces a bill to permit, due to the COVID-19 emergency, Federal financial regulators to allow for the temporary waiver of requirements that a State, territory, or local government provide matching or cost-sharing funds before receiving a grant from a Federal financial regulator, to allow for certain reprogramming of funds to support unemployment, childcare, and healthcare programs

March 23, 2020

Rep. Pressley introduces legislation to authorize emergency homeless assistance grants under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for response to the public health emergency relating to coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Congressman Perlmutter introduces bill to provide loan and obligation payment relief for small businesses and non-profits affected by the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes.

March 23, 2020

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez introduces bill to stablish requirements on accelerated filers receiving Federal aid related to COVID-19, to establish requirements on all corporations until Federal aid related to COVID-19 is repaid, and for other purposes

March 23, 2020

Congressman Lynch introduces bill to authorize supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for community development block grants, and for other purposes.

March 23, 2020

Congressman Gonzales introduces bill to require the Financial Literacy and Education Commission to convene a special meeting with respect to the COVID-19 emergency, to update the Commission's website with tools to help individuals recover from any financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes.

March 23, 2020

Rep. Sylvia Garcia introduces a bill to fully implement the Initiative to Build Growth Equity Funds for Minority Businesses

March 23, 2020

Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia Introduces Bill to Ban Evictions During COVID-19 Crisis

March 26, 2020

H.R. 6321 includes provisions to protect consumers, renters, homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness, including a bill from Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s (D-IL) to place a temporary nationwide ban on landlords filing evictions on renters.

Congressman Clay introduces bill to provide for mortgage forbearance during the COVID-19 emergency

March 23, 2020

Rep. Casten introduces legislation to temporarily ban stock buybacks until the impact of COVID-19 on the American financial system has ended

March 23, 2020

Rep. Beatty introduces bill to establish a Small Business Financial Assistance Program to support small businesses during the COVID-19 emergency

March 23, 2020

Rep. Beatty introduces bill to suspend payments on certain consumer loans during the COVID-19 emergency

March 23, 2020

Rep. Beatty introduces bill to require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to establish a credit facility to provide loans to small businesses, including small family farms, during the COVID-19 emergency.

March 23, 2020

Rep. Axne introduces legislation to authorize additional funding for the housing counseling program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

March 23, 2020

Rep. Tlaib introduces a bill to authorize Federal reserve banks to purchase COVID-19 related municipal issuances

March 23, 2020

Congressman Cleaver introduces a bill to authorize United States participation in, and contributions to, the Nineteenth Replenishment of the resources of the International Development Association, the Fifteenth Replenishment of the resources of the African Development Fund, and the seventh capital increase of the African Development Bank.

March 23, 2020

Congressman Cleaver introduces bill to provide additional waivers and authorities to HUD and USDA to respond to the COVID-19 emergency

March 23, 2020

Rep. Phillips Introduces Bill to Establish a Congressional COVID–19 Oversight Panel

March 23, 2020

H.R. 6321 includes provisions to promote financial stability and transparent markets, including a bill from Representative Dean Phillips to establish a COVID-19 Aid Congressional Oversight Panel and authorize a special Inspector General to coordinate audits and investigations in connection with COVID-19 federal aid provided to corporations. The COVID-19 Aid Congressional Oversight Panel, in conjunction with the special Inspector General, would also be required to collect and report on diversity data from corporate recipients of federal aid related to COVID-19.

Rep. Dean Introduces Bill to Provide Relief to Student Loan Borrowers

March 23, 2020

H.R. 6321 includes provisions to protect consumers, renters, homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness, including a bill from Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D-PA) to require the government to make student loan payments during the pandemic and the following six months, as well as forgive up to $10,000 of student loan debt for each borrower.

Congressman Heck introduces bill to provide emergency rental assistance under the Emergency Solutions Grants program of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in response to the public health emergency resulting from the coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Committee on Small Business

Rep. Dean Phillips introduces Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

May 28, 2020

Rep. David B. McKinley introduces bill to include payments for waste and recycling collection services as covered utility payments for purposes of calculating the eligible amount for forgiveness of indebtedness on a paycheck protection program loan

May 22, 2020

Rep. Conor Lamb introduces bill to extend the covered period for loan forgiveness and the rehiring period under the CARES Act

May 22, 2020

Rep. Abby Finkenauer introduces bill to amend the paycheck protection program of the Small Business Administration to include costs related to the provision of personal protective equipment as an allowable use of a covered loan

May 22, 2020

Rep. Gus Bilirakis introduces bill to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration reserve amounts appropriated under the paycheck protection program for small entities

May 22, 2020

Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduces bill to permit the Secretary of the Treasury to provide direct funding to certain entities

May 19, 2020

Rep. Kildee introduces bill to establish a program in the Department of the Treasury to allocate funds to States, units of general local government, and Indian Tribes to provide assistance to certain small businesses

May 15, 2020

Rep. Cicilline introduces bill to expand the waiver of affiliation rules for certain business concerns with more than 1 physical location

May 15, 2020

Rep. Beatty introduces bill to amend the Small Business Act to ensure that applicants with a criminal record are eligible for certain loans

May 15, 2020

Rep. Beatty introduces bill to amend the CARES Act and the Small Business Act to make certain adjustments to the paycheck protection program

May 15, 2020

Rep. Adams introduces bill to modify requirements relating to the participation of community development financial institutions in the paycheck protection program of the Small Business Administration

May 15, 2020

Rep. Chip Roy introduces bill to amend the Small Business Act and the CARES Act to modify certain provisions related to the forgiveness of loans under the paycheck protection program, to allow recipients of loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program to defer payroll taxes

May 15, 2020

Rep. Katie Porter introduces bill to require reporting on the paycheck protection program of the Small Business Administration

May 14, 2020

Rep. Al Green introduces bill to stablish the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce and to support the economic resilience of minority business enterprises during and after the COVID-19 outbreak

May 14, 2020

Rep. Judy Chu introduces bill to amend the Small Business Act to require collection and reporting of demographic data for applicants of the Paycheck Protection Program

May 14, 2020

Rep. Dean Phillips introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to authorize appropriations to carry out the duties of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery

May 12, 2020

Rep. Al Green introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to provide for the prioritization of applications from certain small businesses seeking Payroll Protection Program loans through the Small Business Administration

May 12, 2020

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez introduces bill to amend the CARES Act to provide additional time for employers to maximize their loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program

May 12, 2020

Rep. Balderson introduces bill to amend the Small Business Act to exempt certain ambulatory surgery and outpatient health centers from affiliation rules

May 12, 2020

Rep. Mike Thompson introduces bill to provide a payroll credit for certain fixed expenses of employers subject to closure by reason of COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Rep. Dean Phillips introduces bill to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to submit a report on recipients of assistance under the paycheck protection program and the economic injury disaster loan program

May 8, 2020

Rep. Pappas introduces bill to provide for improved coordination between the paycheck protection program and the employee retention tax credit

May 8, 2020

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez introduces bill to specify the ineligibility requirements based on illegal activity or criminal record applicable to the Paycheck Protection Program and certain emergency relief programs under the CARES Act

May 8, 2020

Rep. Stephanie Murphy introduces bill to provide for improvements related to the employee retention tax credit

May 8, 2020

Rep. Robin Kelly introduces bill to provide for the establishment of a COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force to gather data about disproportionately affected communities and provide recommendations to combat the racial and ethnic disparities in the COVID-19 response

May 8, 2020

Rep. Sylvia Garcia introduces bill to establish requirements for funds appropriated to carry out the paycheck protection program, to require reporting on the use of such funds

May 8, 2020

Rep. Foster introduces bill to amend the Small Business Act to revise requirements under the paycheck protection program

May 8, 2020

Rep. Eshoo introduces bill to amend the Small Business Act to include certain small business concerns in the paycheck protection program

May 8, 2020

Rep. DelBane introduces bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and modify the credit for increasing research activities

May 5, 2020

Rep. Pappas introduces bill to amend the Small Business Act to expand the Paycheck Protection Program for certain organizations

May 5, 2020

Rep. Sharise Davids introduces bill to establish a program providing grants to certain small business concerns to modify or reallocate their productive facilities to begin or increase production of certain medical supplies critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic

May 5, 2020

Rep. Al Green introduces legislation to amend the CARES Act to increase the authority for commitments and appropriations for paycheck protection program

May 1, 2020

Rep. Burchett introduces bill to educate businesses on COVID-19 based public health practices, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action

May 1, 2020

Rep. Blumenauer introduces Emergency Cannabis Small Business Health and Safety Act

April 23, 2020

This bill makes a cannabis-related legitimate business or service provider eligible for specified Small Business Administration (SBA) programs established in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), and it exempts the SBA from liability under federal laws or regulations solely for providing a loan or guarantee to such a business or service provider.

Rep. Titus introduces Equal Access to COVID-19 Relief Act

April 21, 2020

This bill expands access to specified assistance related to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) by providing that the receipt of legal gaming revenue shall not disqualify a person from receiving certain benefits.

Rep. Adrian Smith introduces bill to provide that certain public hospitals are eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program

April 21, 2020

Rep. Chip Roy introduces bill to modify terms related to the economic injury disaster loan program of the Small Business Administration for applicants affected by COVID-19

April 17, 2020

This bill increases the maximum loan amount for a small business disaster loan made in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), and it requires the Small Business Administration to expedite the loan approval process for such loans.

Rep. Christopher Smith introduces PPP Expansion Act of 2020

April 17, 2020

This bill expands the Paycheck Protection Program, established to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), to encompass additional entities including (1) labor, agricultural, or horticultural organizations; and (2) nonprofit business leagues, chambers of commerce, and boards of trade.

Rep. Kilmer introduces bill to amend the Small Business Act to modify the paycheck protection program

April 17, 2020

This bill modifies and establishes additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program of the Small Business Administration that was implemented in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Specifically, the bill (1) extends the duration of the program; (2) authorizes loan recipients under the program to request additional, forgivable amounts; and (3) extends the deferral period for such loans to at least one year.

Rep. Al Green introduces legislation to amend the CARES Act to establish a loan program to provide liquidity to eligible lenders for the purpose of providing loans under the Paycheck Protection Program

April 10, 2020

Rep. Al Green introduces a bill to amend the Small Business Act to expand eligibility for the paycheck protection program

April 10, 2020

Rep. Omar introduces bill to establish the Emergency Social Insurance Program in the Social Security Administration and Small Business Administration in order to address the injury concerns of certain small businesses and idle workers disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

March 27, 2020

Congressman Biggs introduces bill to provide tax and regulatory relief and health care flexibility to individuals and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

March 26, 20202

Schneider Introduces Legislation To Ease Tax Burden On Small Businesses Affected By Coronavirus Outbreak

March 26, 2020

Congressman Brad Schneider introduced legislation that would allow small businesses with fewer than 250 employees to spread their net operating losses over a “carryback” period of five years, to provide much needed tax flexibility to hardworking Americans.

Reps. Roe, Schrier Introduce Bipartisan Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act of 2020

March 24, 2020

The Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act of 2020 provides relief to rural hospitals to help address the COVID-19 crisis by using an emergency mandatory one-time grant to Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) and rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals which equals $1,000 per patient day for three months to stabilize loss of revenue.

H.R. 6312 – COVID-19 RELIEF for Small Businesses Act of 2020

Chairwoman Velázquez Releases Comprehensive Small Business COVID-19 Relief Bill

March 19, 2020

Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) introduced the COVID–19 RELIEF for Small Businesses Act of 2020, comprehensive legislation that would provide relief to small businesses facing consequences from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Congressman Golden introduces bill to establish grant programs for small business development centers, women's business centers, and chapters of the Service Corps of Retired Executives in response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Congresswoman Garcia introduces a bill to fully implement the Initiative to Build Growth Equity Funds for Minority Businesses

March 23, 2020

Congressman Gallego introduces bill to establish a standard interest rate under programs for economic injury disaster loans, and for other purposes

March 23, 2020

Rep. Finkenauer introduces a bill to provide relief for State Trade Expansion Program grant recipients relating to COVID-19, and for other purposes

March 23, 2020

Rep. Evans Bill Would Generate $7 Billion More for Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Speed Up Program

March 23, 2020

Congressman Dwight Evans introduced a bill that would generate $7 billion more in financing for Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the Small Business Administration and speed up the program, which is also available to many nonprofit organizations.

Congressman Espaillat introduces bill to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to provide economic injury grants for small business concerns affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

March 23, 2020

Rep. Davids Introduces Bill to Help Small Businesses During Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Representative Sharice Davids introduced legislation to provide current small business investment companies (SBICs) with $100 million in additional funding to make available to businesses impacted by COVID-19. It also reauthorizes the New Markets Venture Capital program and provides $10 billion in funding for early stage and startup businesses in low-income geographic areas. 

Congresswoman Angie Craig Introduces Bill Providing No Interest Loans for Small Businesses

March 23, 2020

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig introduced a bill that would provide interest free loans to small businesses dealing with the impacts of the coronavirus. The loans, offered by local SBA approved banks and other lenders, would be for up to $2.5 million, and be eligible for 50% forgiveness if a business has the same number of employees it had on December 31, 2019, through the end of next year.

Rep. Beatty introduces bill to establish a Small Business Financial Assistance Program to support small businesses during the COVID-19 emergency

March 23, 2020

Congressman Pappas Introduces Too Small To Fail Act to Address Urgent Needs of Small Businesses and Workers in New Hampshire

March 23, 2020

Congressman Chris Pappas and 10 original co-sponsors introduced new legislation to help small businesses, nonprofits, and New Hampshire workers facing unprecedented economic challenges as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) Leads Legislation To Offer Small Business Contractors Relief During Coronavirus Pandemic

March 23, 2020

Rep. Houlahan introduces a bill to provide contracting flexibility to small business concerns

March 19, 2020

Rep. Delgado Introduces Legislation to Relieve Small Business Loan Payments For Six Months

March 19, 2020

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado introduced legislation that would ensure that every small business with a qualified Small Business Administration (SBA) loan automatically be relieved of their loan payments—including principal, interest, and fees—for the next six months. The Small Business Repayment Relief Act of 2020 would provide nearly $17 billion in federal funding for SBA to cover six months of loan payments for all qualified loans without any action from small businesses.

Rep. Jason Crow Introduces Bill to Help Small Businesses Survive During the Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

Rep. Jason Crow introduced the Increasing Access to Capital Act which expands and bolsters the Small Business Administration (SBA) Express loan program, which can approve loans in as little as 36 hours. The bill also waives fees for SBA’s flagship loan programs, increases loan guarantees for commercial lenders to incentivize them to give loans to small businesses, and increases maximum loan sizes so small businesses can get the relief they need.

Rep. Jackson Lee introduces bill to establish the Office of Coronavirus COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grants in the Small Business Administration to compensate certain small business concerns for substantial economic injury

March 19, 2020

Congressman Kim Introduces Bill to Expand Support for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

 Congressman Andy Kim introduced the Microloan Emergency Assistance Act which would strengthen the Small Business Association’s (SBA) Microloan program to help small businesses impacted by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying economic crisis.