House of Representatives Announces ‘Skinny’ HEROES Bill

This week, House leadership released a trimmed-down version of the HEROES Act, their original fourth COVID-19 relief package, which was first passed by the chamber last May. The ‘skinny’ HEROES Act is a $2.2 trillion bill that offers a compromise between the House’s original three trillion-dollar bill and the Senate’s one trillion dollar HEALS Act. The package contains $7.6 billion in emergency funding for Community Health Centers , as well as $1 billion for health workforce programs, including the National Health Service Corps and the Nurse Corps. For more information on the bill, see the bill’s section-by-section breakdown available on the House Appropriations Committee website.