On May 15 the House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act. Mitch McConnell has refused to bring it to the Senate floor.
You can peruse the HEROES Act in full here.
Some elements of it that we find interesting. Feel free to add these in your letters to and conversations with your Senators.
The FPUC $600 extended to January 2021
The PUA (UI coverage for self employed, gig workers, and other people that are not normally eligible for UI) extended through March 2021
A second round of stimulus payments, but this time with more for dependents, adult dependents, and immigrants included.
Student loan forgiveness extended through September 2021
Rental assistance, which would be distributed through an existing nationwide grant rental assistance program, that would verify a tenant’s inability to pay rent and give vouchers to cover the cost of rent and utilities. It would also extend the ban on evictions for nonpayment for a year following its enactment date.
Mortgage Relief: a homeowner assistance fund meant to prevent mortgage defaults and property foreclosures.
Debt collection freeze: a moratorium on debt collections during the Pandemic and 120 days thereafter.
Extension of the PPP to all nonprofits and increased program flexibility
100% Cobra subsidies through January 2021
An additional $10 million added to the NEA and direct funding for cities and states arts programs
Update July 30: For a more comprehensive look into HEROES and a chart comparing it to the HEALS proposal click here.
Update August 28: A team member from ExtendPUA.org did a deep dive into HEROES to see what the 3T+ was really being spent on. For that information click here.
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The HEROES Act
We Break Down the Key Elements
Status: Passed in House Only, Awaiting Senate Vote Since May 15, 2020
August 29, 2020, 5:30:00 AM