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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Coronavirus Worker Relief Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for unemployment benefits to workers affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/11/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
03/12/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
03/11/2020Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/11/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]* 03/11/2020
Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4]* 03/11/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Transportation and Infrastructure03/11/2020 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management03/12/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/11/2020)

Coronavirus Worker Relief Act

This bill provides for unemployment benefits to workers affected by the coronavirus (i.e., the virus that causes COVID-19).

If the President issues an emergency declaration or major disaster declaration due to the coronavirus for a state or Indian tribe, the declaration shall be deemed to be a major disaster for the purpose of carrying out provisions regarding unemployment assistance.

An individual in an area for which such a declaration is declared shall be eligible for unemployment assistance if he or she

  • has experienced a week of unemployment in such area as a result of the coronavirus;
  • has good cause to voluntarily reduce regular work hours or refuse a bona fide offer of employment, or, in the case of an unemployed self-employed individual, refuses to resume or commence suitable self-employment, for a reason such as illness or incapacity, family crises, or changed individual or family circumstances in the area, as a result of the coronavirus; or
  • is unable to work due to the immediate federal, state, tribal, or local government response to the coronavirus.

The assistance authorized for a week of unemployment shall be not less than the weekly amount authorized under the unemployment compensation law of the state for which the disaster declaration was issued.

The state unemployment compensation requirement that an individual be able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work shall not apply. Compensation shall be made to an individual otherwise eligible without any waiting period.