H.R.1009 - COVID–19 Language Access Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] (Introduced 02/11/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Reform|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/11/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1009 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/11/2021)
COVID-19 Language Access Act
This bill requires each federal agency that receives federal assistance related to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic to translate any English language written material prepared for the general public relating to the pandemic, including COVID-19 vaccine distribution and education, into specified languages not later than seven days after such material is made available in English.
Such languages shall include, at a minimum, the following: Spanish, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Haitian Creole, French, Hindi, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese, Greek, Polish, Thai, and Portuguese.