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Weekly Legislative Update: March 23-27, 2020

Congressional Schedule: March 23-27, 2020

Floor Action:

The Senate is in session this week.

The House is in recess until further notice.

Bills Introduced: March 16-20, 2020

Child Care

S. 3562—Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)/Appropriations (3/22/20)—A bill to provide supplemental appropriations for the Child Care and Development Block Grant program, and the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and for other purposes.

S. 3567—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Finance (3/22/20)—A bill to provide state funding to ensure that essential workers can access child care.


S. 3513—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Finance (3/17/20)—A bill to provide Americans with paid sick time and paid leave so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.

Family Support

S. 3522—Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)/Finance (3/18/20)—A bill to extend and expand the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and related programs to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6298—Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)/Education and Labor (3/19/20)—A bill to waive and defer certain requirements under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) during certain emergencies, and for other purposes.

S. 3563—Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (3/22/20)—A bill to modify nutrition programs to address the coronavirus disease 2019, and for other purposes.

Tax Policy

S. 3516—Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)/Finance (3/18/20)—A bill to provide emergency family relief in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19.

S. 3542—Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)/Finance (3/19/20)—A bill to provide COVID-19 related assistance through a special earned income rule for purposes of the refundable child and earned income credits for taxable year 2020.

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