June 29, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 119 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
EMERGENCY AID FOR RETURNING AMERICANS AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 119
(House of Representatives - June 29, 2020)
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[Page H2669] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] EMERGENCY AID FOR RETURNING AMERICANS AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS ACT Mr. GOMEZ. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table the bill (S. 4091) to amend section 113 of the Social Security Act to provide authority for fiscal year 2020 for increased payments for temporary assistance to United States citizens returned from foreign countries, and for other purposes. The Clerk read the title of the bill. The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Rouda). Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from California? There was no objection. The text of the bill is as follows: S. 4091 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Emergency Aid for Returning Americans Affected by Coronavirus Act''. SEC. 2. INCREASE IN AGGREGATE PAYMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020. (a) In General.--Section 1113(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1313(d)) is amended by striking ``fiscal years 2017 and 2018'' and all that follows through the period and inserting ``fiscal year 2020, the total amount of such assistance provided during such fiscal year shall not exceed $10,000,000.''. (b) Emergency Designation.-- (1) In general.--The amounts provided by the amendment made by this section are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4(g) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 933(g)). (2) Designation in senate.--In the Senate, this section and the amendment made by this section are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4112(a) of H. Con. Res. 71 (115th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018. SEC. 3. LIMIT ON DIRECT CONTACT WITH REPATRIATED INDIVIDUALS DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY PERIOD. During the emergency period described in section 1135(g)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b- 5(g)(1)(B)), in providing temporary assistance under section 1113 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1313), no employee of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services shall have direct, in-person contact with an individual specified in section 1113(a)(1) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1313(a)(1)), except in the case of a uniformed member of the Regular Corps or the Ready Reserve Corps of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (as described in section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204)) in an active duty status who, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, has-- (1) received appropriate training on infection prevention and control; and (2) access to appropriate personal protective equipment. The bill was ordered to be read a third time, was read the third time, and passed, and a motion to reconsider was laid on the table. ____________________