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According to LexisNexis, the legislative outlook indicates there is a high chance of passage of 116 H.R. 6800, The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or The Heroes Act, introduced in the House on May 12, 2020, which exceeds 1,800 pages or 300,000 words. This would take the average reader, preferably a lawyer, about 38 hours to read! Unless your job is to read this bill, you will never read it from start to finish in your lifetime. But you can check out the links below.
What is The Heroes Act?
Its purpose is “making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020″ and for other purposes.” The “for other purposes” phrase allows portions of $3 trillion dollars to be spent in ways that do not clearly appear to be “emergencies” related to the new coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19.
How will I understand how the Heroes Act is Organized and How Billions of Dollars will be Spent?
There are a lot of resources on this topic and many institutions or individuals have taken a stab at summarizing the Heroes Act. Some summaries are more objective or complete than others, and objectivity is what we strive for. Below are some example links (this is not an endorsement) to kick off your research as well as Committee Referrals and Legislative Activity.
Legislative Chronology:2nd Session Activity:
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