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Pallone, House Democrats Introduce Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

March 23, 2020
Press Release
$2.5 trillion bill boldly addresses the impacts of the coronavirus crisis on families, businesses, and communities

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) joined other House Committee Chairs in introducing the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, a bold and comprehensive phase three coronavirus response bill.

“Across the country and in my home state of New Jersey, hardworking Americans are feeling the effects of this public health crisis. Now more than ever, I am working with my colleagues to protect the health of all Americans and provide peace of mind during this time of economic uncertainty. This bill puts money in the pockets of New Jerseyans, enhances Unemployment Insurance, expands paid leave and supports small businesses as we all combat the coronavirus pandemic," said Congressman Pallone. "I led the efforts to include provisions to ensure affordable treatment for all, to increase capacity of our medical system, to protect consumers from price gouging and to ensure critical services are not shut off during this crisis.”

The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act builds on H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted into law on March 18, and on the $8.3 billion emergency spending package enacted into law on March 6. The State of New Jersey is directly receiving at least $15.6 million from that funding package.

The text of the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, H.R. 6973, is here. A summary of H.R. 6973 is here. A one pager on key details of the legislation is here.