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Titles (7)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2020
  • Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020

Short Title(s) as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2020
  • Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
02/07/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 161 (Roll no. 54).
01/28/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (43)

Date Chamber All Actions
02/11/2020SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 416.
02/10/2020SenateReceived in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
02/07/2020-12:14pmHouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 5687.
02/07/2020-12:14pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/07/2020-12:14pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 161 (Roll no. 54).
02/07/2020-12:06pmHouseOn motion to recommit Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 223 (Roll no. 53).
02/07/2020-11:59amHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered without objection.
02/07/2020-11:53amHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole motion to recommit.
02/07/2020-11:53amHouseMr. Cole moved to recommit to the Committee on Appropriations. (text: CR H960)
02/07/2020-11:52amHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
02/07/2020-11:52amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
02/07/2020-11:51amHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5687.
02/07/2020-11:51amHouseH.Amdt.783 On agreeing to the Shalala amendment (A001) Agreed to by recorded vote: 257 - 149 (Roll no. 52).
02/07/2020-11:22amHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
02/07/2020-11:22amHouseH.Amdt.788 On agreeing to the Levin (MI) amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/07/2020-11:17amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Levin (MI) amendment No. 6.
02/07/2020-11:17amHouseH.Amdt.788 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Levin (MI). (consideration: CR H959; text: CR H959)
02/07/2020-11:17amHouseH.Amdt.787 On agreeing to the Tlaib amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/07/2020-11:12amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Tlaib amendment No. 5.
02/07/2020-11:12amHouseH.Amdt.787 Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Tlaib. (consideration: CR H958-959; text: CR H958)
02/07/2020-11:11amHouseH.Amdt.786 On agreeing to the Crenshaw amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/07/2020-10:56amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Crenshaw amendment No. 4.
02/07/2020-10:56amHouseH.Amdt.786 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Crenshaw. (consideration: CR H956-958; text: CR H956)
02/07/2020-10:56amHouseH.Amdt.785 On agreeing to the Plaskett amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/07/2020-10:44amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Plaskett amendment No. 3.
02/07/2020-10:43amHouseH.Amdt.785 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Plaskett. (consideration: CR H955-956; text: CR H955)
02/07/2020-10:43amHouseH.Amdt.784 On agreeing to the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/07/2020-10:34amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment No. 2.
02/07/2020-10:34amHouseH.Amdt.784 Amendment (A002) offered by Miss Gonzalez-Colon (PR). (consideration: CR H954-955; text: CR H954)
02/07/2020-10:33amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Shalala amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Lowey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
02/07/2020-10:22amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Shalala amendment No. 1.
02/07/2020-10:22amHouseH.Amdt.783 Amendment (A001) offered by Ms. Shalala. (consideration: CR H953-954, H959-960; text: CR H953)
02/07/2020-9:18amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5687.
02/07/2020-9:17amHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Kathy Castor to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
02/07/2020-9:17amHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 833 and Rule XVIII.
02/07/2020-9:17amHouseRule provides for consideration of H. Res. 826, H.R. 2474 and H.R. 5687. The resolution provides for consideration of H.Res. 826 under a closed rule with one hour of debate. Also, the resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2474, under a structured rule and consideration of H.R. 5687, under a structured rule. Each bill shall be debated for one hour.
02/07/2020-9:17amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 833. (consideration: CR H941-962; text: CR H947-953)
02/06/2020-2:27pmHouseRule H. Res. 833 passed House.
02/05/2020-6:14pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 833 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H. Res. 826, H.R. 2474 and H.R. 5687. The resolution provides for consideration of H.Res. 826 under a closed rule with one hour of debate. Also, the resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2474, under a structured rule and consideration of H.R. 5687, under a structured rule. Each bill shall be debated for one hour.
01/28/2020HouseReferred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/28/2020HouseReferred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/28/2020HouseReferred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/28/2020HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Appropriations01/28/2020 Referred to
House Budget01/28/2020 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/28/2020 Referred to

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Passed House (02/07/2020)

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020

This bill provides FY2020 supplemental appropriations and expands tax credits to respond to recent natural disasters and emergencies that affected Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.

The funding provided by this bill is designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits.

The bill provides $4.89 billion in FY2020 supplemental appropriations for programs within

  • the Department of Energy,
  • the Department of Education,
  • the Federal Highway Administration,
  • the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and
  • the Department of Agriculture.

The programs address issues such as

  • cybersecurity, energy security, and emergency response;
  • the electric grid;
  • the educational needs of individuals affected by natural disasters and emergencies;
  • repairs to roads affected by natural disasters and emergencies;
  • community development; and
  • disaster nutrition assistance.

The bill also expands tax credits and modifies related requirements that affect the residents of Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. The bill includes provisions regarding

  • the child tax credit,
  • the earned income tax credit,
  • the low-income housing tax credit,
  • the new markets tax credit,
  • the amount of distilled spirits excise taxes covered over (paid) to the treasuries of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and
  • an employee retention tax credit.