U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela: The Updated HEROES Act

Graphic for The HEROES Act Updated Legislation

A Special Message from Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) on the updated HEROES Act (as of 2020-10-09):

“Last week, I joined 214 of my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in passing the Updated Heroes Act, which provides an additional $2.2 trillion in relief for Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It has been nearly five months since the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act, providing a $3 trillion lifeline to American families and businesses. Unfortunately, Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans have refused to consider the legislation. Since that time, thousands more Americans have died from this deadly virus and millions remain unemployed. This legislation is critically important to help Americans who are deeply suffering due to the pandemic. I strongly urge my Senate colleagues and the President to move forward with a bipartisan compromise for the sake of the American people and economy.

“The updated Heroes Act would provide much needed assistance to families, businesses, our schools and frontline health care workers. Additionally, funds are provided to ensure we have the necessary testing and contact tracing, as well as funds to assist in the preparation and distribution of a safe and effective vaccine once it has been approved.”

The text of the revised version of The Heroes Act can be found here….
Revised HEROES Act

A one-pager on the legislation can be found here….
Updated HEROES Act One Pager