Pressure Congress to Pass COVID-19 relief package "HEROES Act"

Pressure Congress to Pass COVID-19 relief package "HEROES Act"

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Cassidy Jane started this petition to U.S. Congress

The "HEROES Act" has just passed in the house and will be going to the senate next, where senators have indicated that the bill is "Dead on Arrival" (will not pass). We need to show them that we need this!

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Send a message to your senators here: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

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About the HEROS Act:

Direct payments to Americans:
The bill would implement a second round of direct payments to Americans to assist with the fallout of the pandemic. It would provide an additional $1,200 to every family member, including children, up to $6,000 per household.

Hazard pay for front-line workers:
Provide $13 per hour premium pay for workers on top of regular wages.

Extension of unemployment benefits:
The proposal would extend a $600-per-week boost in unemployment until January 2021. The current $600-per-week boost only lasts until July 25th, 2020.

Forgiveness of student loan debt:
The legislation would extend existing student loan payment plans established in the CARES Act, which did not cover private loan borrowers. It would provide up to $10,000 in debt relief to be applied to a private student loan.

Assistance to farmers:
The bill would provide $50 million in assistance to farmers, farmers markets and local food outlets affected by market disruptions, as well as another $50 billion to beginning farmers and ranchers.

Protection to renters and homeowners from evictions and foreclosures:
The legislation designates $100 billion in emergency assistance to low-income renters to help them avoid eviction. It would also provide $75 billion to states, territories and tribes to help homeowners with direct assistance with mortgage payments and other housing costs.

Assistance to the U.S. Postal Service:
The HEROES Act gives $25 billion in assistance to the Postal Service, which is expected to run out of money by late September without congressional assistance.

Funding for testing, tracing and treatments
The proposal calls for an additional $75 billion for coronavirus testing, contact tracing and isolation measures. It also would ensure that all Americans could receive free coronavirus treatment.

Election security
The bill allocates $3.6 billion in grants to states for planning and preparation of elections, as well as to bolster election security. Several progressive groups have called for election assistance to be included in the next coronavirus relief bill.

Read the full bill here: https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20200511/BILLS-116hr6800ih.pdf

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