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March 18, 2020 | H.R. 6201

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic left families across the country devastated and in need of support to combat the public health and economic emergencies taking place. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) provides flexible leave, extended unemployment benefits, coronavirus testing, and expanded social assistance for families. Namely it:

  • Includes two weeks of paid leave for both public and private sector workers
  • Requires employers to provide two weeks of paid sick leave and up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave for employees affected by the coronavirus 
  • Provides emergency leave for workers who are unable to work or telework but have children under 18 whose school or place of care is closed, or their child care provider is unavailable because of a public health emergency
  • Ensures that states that see their unemployment rates rise by at least 10% are eligible for interest free loans to extend unemployment payments. 
  • Suspends the work requirements for SNAP benefits
  • Allocates $250 million in funding for home-delivery meals to seniors, $400 million for food banks, and $500 million to help feed families.
  • Allow schools that provide free to go breakfasts and lunches to low income students to distribute.

This is Good for working people.

Vote result:

YEAs: 90 | NAYs: 8
Legislator Sort descending State Party Vote
Sen. Lamar Alexander TN Republican Yes
Sen. Tammy Baldwin WI Democrat Yes
Sen. John Barrasso WY Republican Yes
Sen. Michael Bennet CO Democrat Yes
Sen. Marsha Blackburn TN Republican No
Sen. Richard Blumenthal CT Democrat Yes
Sen. Roy Blunt MO Republican Yes
Sen. Cory Booker NJ Democrat Yes
Sen. John Boozman AR Republican Yes
Sen. Mike Braun IN Republican Yes
Sen. Sherrod Brown OH Democrat Yes
Sen. Richard M. Burr NC Republican Yes
Sen. Maria Cantwell WA Democrat Yes
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito WV Republican Yes
Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin MD Democrat Yes
Sen. Thomas R. Carper DE Democrat Yes
Sen. Bob Casey PA Democrat Yes
Sen. Bill Cassidy LA Republican Yes
Sen. Susan Collins ME Republican Yes
Sen. Christopher A. Coons DE Democrat Yes
2020 Senate Key Votes
  1. Confirmation of Janet Yellen as the Secretary of the Department of Treasury
  2. Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act
  3. NLRB Joint Employer Congressional Review Act
  4. Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act
  5. Equality Act
  6. Protecting the Right to Organize Act - Motion to Recommit
  7. American Rescue Plan Act
  8. Protecting the Right to Organize Act
  9. For the People Act
  10. Protecting the Right to Organize Act
  11. Raise the Wage Act
  12. Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  13. Expanding Access to Capital Act
  14. CARES Act
  15. Confirmation of Nicole Berner to U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit
  16. Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  17. Paycheck Fairness Act
  18. American Rescue Plan Act
  19. For the People Act
  20. Congressional Review Act
  21. Confirmation of Katherine Tai as the United States Trade Representative
  22. Confirmation of Marty Walsh as the Secretary of the Department of Labor
  23. Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
  24. Paycheck Fairness Act
  25. Congressional Review Act
  26. Default on America Act
  27. Confirmation of Gwynne A. Wilcox to the National Labor Relations Board
  28. Equality Act
  29. Paycheck Fairness Act
  30. For the People Act
  31. John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
  32. CHIPS and Science Act
  33. Confirmation of Jennifer Abruzzo as NLBR General Counsel
  34. Confirmation of Gwynne Wilcox as Member of the NLRB
  35. Confirmation of David Prouty as Member of the NLRB
  36. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
  37. Inflation Reduction Act
  38. DISCLOSE Act
  39. DISCLOSE Act
  40. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
  41. Build Back Better Act (BBB)
  42. CHIPS and Science Act
  43. Inflation Reduction Act
  44. CARES Act