The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "Act") in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 14, 2020. President Trump endorsed the legislation and the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on it today, Monday, March 16, 202.
The Act will be the second emergency coronavirus response measure to be passed. President Trump had previously signed a bill to provide $8.3 Billion in funding to federal health agencies and declared a national emergency on Friday over the pandemic. A third emergency measure is also being discussed.
Provisions of the Act
In addition to funding for economic assistance and COVID-19 testing, the Act contains provisions intended to support workers: