Summaries of Federal COVID-19 Legislation

Last week, Congress passed and President Trump signed a second coronavirus emergency aid package called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) — known as “phase two” of the federal response. The bill addresses the growing health and economic crises with provisions for paid sick leave, free testing and expanded unemployment benefits.

Members have raised questions about this new law, so we thought we would share insight published by selected OMA Connections Partners regarding the FFCRA:

If you’re looking for analysis of the pending $2 trillion emergency package — known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, or “phase three” — Clark Schaefer Hackett has an early summary, as does Calfee, Fisher Phillips, and the National Association of Manufacturers. The House is scheduled to vote on the legislation later today, March 27. 3/27/2020