S.4794 - A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program of the Federal Communications Commission for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 10/01/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Appropriations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.4794 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/01/2020)
This bill provides FY2020 supplemental appropriations to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
Under the program, the FCC provides funding for health care providers to purchase telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic.
The bill designates the funding as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits.