Mar 20, 2020
On March 14, 2020, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201, in an effort to provide emergency relief to workers affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19). On March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the House bill and President Trump signed it into law. The new law is expected to go into effect on April 2, 2020 (15 days after becoming law).