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Coronavirus

Chairman John Yarmuth and House Budget Democrats are working hard to ensure the health and well-being of all Americans is protected and families and workers have the resources they need during this time of economic uncertainty. The Committee will continue to prioritize solutions that protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people and safeguard our nation’s economic security. 

House Budget Committee Resources:

Hearings

Software Update Required: COVID-19 Exposes Need for Federal Investments in Technology (July 15, 2020)

Fueling American Innovation and Recovery: The Federal Role in Research and Development (July 8, 2020)

Health and Wealth Inequality in America: How COVID-19 Makes Clear the Need for Change (June 23, 2020)

Addressing the Economic Impacts of COVID-19: Views from Two Former CBO Directors (June 3, 2020)

Reports

Software Update Required: COVID-19 Exposes Need for Federal Investments in Technology

A Turning Point for Our Nation: COVID-19 Exposes Urgent Need for Health Equity & Economic Inclusivity

Fueling American Innovation and Recovery – The Federal Role in Research and Development

Health and Wealth Inequality in America

Targeted Relief to Americans and Businesses Hurting from the COVID-19 Crisis Is Needed Now—Not More Tax Cuts for the Rich

Our COVID-19 Response Must Be Dictated By What America Needs, Not Unfounded Fears About Debt

The Response to COVID-19 Requires a Stronger Federal, State, and Local Partnership

Continuing COVID-19 Relief for Workers and Families

Statements

House Budget Committee Underscores COVID-19 Response Must Focus on Fighting & Recovering from Pandemic (May 1, 2020)

Yarmuth Returns to Washington, Supports Increased Funding for Hospitals, Small Businesses, and National COVID-19 Testing (April 23, 2020)  *Updated to include the response from OMB

House Budget Committee Examines Tying Extension of COVID-19 Relief to Economic Conditions (April 22, 2020)

Chairman Yarmuth Seeks White House Commitment that CARES Act Will Be Lawfully Implemented and Deliver Promised Relief to the American People (April 7, 2020)

Chairman Yarmuth on Passage of Historic Families & Workers-First Coronavirus Legislation (March 27, 2020)

Chairman Yarmuth Statement on Signing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into Law (March 19, 2020)

Chairman Yarmuth Statement on Passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (March 13, 2020)

May Job Losses Due to COVID-19

There Were Nearly 20 Million Fewer Jobs in May than in February

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A line chart showing that there were 20 million fewer jobs in May than in February.

Unemployment Rate Ticked Down in May But Remains Highest Since Great Depression

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A line chart showing that the unemployment rate ticked down in May but remains the highest since the Great Depression.

Racial Disparities in Unemployment Persist

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A line chart showing that racial disparities in unemployment persist.

State and Local Governments Shed Nearly 1.6 Million Jobs Over the Last Three Months

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A line showing that state and local governments shed nearly  1.6 million jobs over the last three months.

Other Resources:

Key Legislation

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (Signed into Law on March 6, 2020)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Signed into Law on March 18, 2020)

The Take Responsibility for Workers & Families Act (House Democrats Proposal Introduced on March 23, 2020)

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Signed into Law on March 27, 2020)

The Heroes Act (House Democrats Proposal Introduced on May 12, 2020)

CBO Reports

H.R. 6074, Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020

H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act

H.R. 748, CARES Act, Public Law 116-136

Resources

Information from the Department of Labor (DOL) about Emergency Paid Leave and Ensuring Access to Affordable Health Care

Information from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on CARES Act Provider Relief Funding

Information from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 

Information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

The Paycheck Protection Program Health Care Enhancement Act Summary of Health Care Provisions (Prepared by Energy & Commerce)