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It’s Time for the Senate to Act!
#WeAreEssential: Tell Congress to Include the Disability Community in COVID-19 Relief Bills!

Major Recent Events

House Passes Fourth Coronavirus Package

On May 15, the House passed its fourth coronavirus package, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (H.R.6800) with a vote of 208-199.

This package includes:

  • Increased federal funding for home and community based services (HCBS) under Medicaid
  • Expanded eligibility for economic impact payments to adult dependents and another round of payments
  • Paid leave eligibility for family caregivers of adults with disabilities, including siblings and grandparents

See The Arc’s statement. Now we need the Senate to pass legislation that includes the critical needs of people with disabilities, their families, and the direct support professional workforce. Contact your Senators now.

The Arc is fighting for the human and civil rights of people with I/DD, and their right to live and be included in their communities. Our success depends on support from advocates like you.