Senate Bill 3828
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Jobs to Fight COVID–19 Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 21, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 21, 2020
Latest Action
May 21, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3828
Congress
116
Policy Area
Labor and Employment
Labor and Employment
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting hiring and composition of the workforce, wages and benefits, labor-management relations; occupational safety, personnel management, unemployment compensation. Measures concerning public-sector employment may fall under Government Operations and Politics policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Hawaii
California
Minnesota
New Jersey
Rhode Island
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act of 2020

This bill requires the Department of Labor to award grants to states and other governmental and native American entities to (1) support the recruitment, placement, and training of—and provide employment to—certain individuals seeking employment in COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) contact tracing and pandemic response positions; and (2) assist with the transition to new employment or education and training of these individuals in preparation for and upon termination of such employment. The employees must be paid at least the required prevailing wage and fringe benefit rates.

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services and state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments, must establish and implement a national evidence-based system for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation. The CDC shall also award grants or contracts to these entities for such activities and to public entities to implement multilingual and culturally appropriate COVID-19 awareness campaigns.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/21/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
05/21/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 22, 2020 4:27:17 AM
Updated
Feb 27, 2021 6:16:01 AM