The U.S. House of Representatives this evening passed a bill (including an adopted managers’ amendment)—the ‘‘Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act’’ (HEROES Act) (H.R. 6800)—that includes measures intended to provide additional tax relief in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The vote was mostly along party lines, 208 to 199.
The outlook for the bill in the Senate is uncertain. The White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy [PDF 401 KB] indicating that if H.R. 6800 were to reach his desk, the president would be advised to veto the bill.
H.R. 6800 contains tax proposals, including several that would be applicable to businesses, such as:
The HEROES Act also includes certain other tax provisions that would apply for individual taxpayers, and would further provide for additional cash payments to be made to individuals.
A resolution (H. Res. 965) was approved, authorizing remote voting by proxy in the House of Representatives during the COVID-19 emergency. Read H.Res. 965
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