“Families First” Coronavirus Legislation Becomes Law

Craig Regelbrugge March 25 2020

President Trump signed the first coronavirus response measure (PL 116-123) into law on March 6. That law provided about $8 billion for immediate response efforts to the Health and Human Services Department, State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Small Business Administration.

On March 18, the House revised and passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R. 6201). Soon after, H.R. 6201 had passed the Senate and the President had signed off on this second legislative installment in response to the COVID-19 crisis. For many employe...

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