Coronavirus Phase III Legislation
April 1, 2020
My top priority is protecting the health, safety, and economic wellbeing of North Dakotans during the coronavirus pandemic. If you have any questions or concerns about the response to the coronavirus or options that may be available to you, please call my offices in Bismarck, Fargo, or Washington, or send me an email by clicking here.
Federal, state, local, and tribal health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the North Dakota Department of Health, continue to respond to the coronavirus in our communities. Congress and President Donald Trump have taken several actions to provide those health agencies, hospitals, healthcare providers, and emergency responders with the resources necessary to continue the fight.
The most recent federal response is the passage of the Phase III relief package, titled the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748). This law provides resources to combat the coronavirus and provide financial stability to Americans and U.S. businesses. These resources are vital as we take the unprecedented step of halting most economic activity in an effort to stop this pandemic. While the law includes numerous provisions, some of the most important include:
- Surging material and resources to healthcare providers and hospitals
- Providing most Americans with up to $1,200 tax free
- Expanding unemployment insurance funding;
- Implementing a small business loan and grant program that will encourage employers to keep employees on payroll
- Supplying loans to distressed industries, especially those vital to national security
Detailed information about these important provisions is included below.
You can find additional information about the previously enacted Phase I and Phase II relief packages on this FAQ page from the House Ways and Means Committee. Additionally, my Coronavirus Updates page can be found here.
Please read through this information and share with family, friends, and coworkers. If you have any further questions about this information, or what Congress is doing to assist, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
US Congressman For North Dakota