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Legislative Ask Pass a COVID-19 Relief Bill that Increases Nutrition Assistance 

Congress has passed four bills to address the COVID-19 epidemic and the subsequent economic downturn are taking a devastating toll on lives and the economy. While all four bills had important provisions, they didn't include nearly enough support for the people in our communities who are experiencing hunger and unemployment.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Urges Swift Senate Passage of the Heroes Act 

Washington, DC – Late this evening the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800). The $3 trillion bill is the fifth relief package designed to deal with the economic and health impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Update How Does the Heroes Act Align with FCNL's Priorities? 

The House passed the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800), a comprehensive bill to further address the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout. FCNL has been lobbying Congress to include many policy provisions in the next COVID-19 bill.

Update When Racism Intersects with COVID-19 

While the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone, people of color are disproportionately impacted.

Action Alert Tell Congress: No Industry Bailout Without Help for Vulnerable Neighbors  

Your voice is especially important right now. With 30 million people claiming unemployment over the past six weeks, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn are staggering.

Update These Four Programs Can Support Our Communities and Heal Our Economy 

The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for months to come. Congress has taken some good initial steps to expand key safety net programs and help stabilize our economy. But to ensure the wellbeing of our communities and country in the long term, lawmakers must provide assistance for as long as it’s needed, not just during the initial spike of the pandemic.

Update Congress Passed Another COVID-19 Package: What Just Happened? 

Congress passed another bill to blunt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on April 23. Unlike the prior bills that Congress passed, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266) is very limited. It includes $484 billion in funding to replenish the small business loan program, hospitals, and COVID-19 testing.

Update Analyzing Third COVID-19 Bill and Looking Towards the Fourth 

The CARES Act includes key priorities but much more needs to be done.

Congress just passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748), a third bill responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Update As Congress Works on Another Emergency Coronavirus Package, More Must be Done to Protect the Vulnerable 

Following the passage of an $8 billion package earlier in the month, Congress just passed a second emergency bill aimed at addressing the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Background The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is a Step in the Right Direction 

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) will provide crucial assistance to individuals and communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak – particularly the most vulnerable members of our society. While this legislation does not include all of FCNL’s priorities, it is a vital step forward. Here are the main provisions of the bill:

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