NECA has been directly involved in the Federal Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic both at the Congressional and Executive branch levels. The following is a breakdown of activities designed to address this crisis.
President Trump and members of the Coronavirus Task Force briefed the public on the extensive efforts underway to continue effectively combatting coronavirus. The Administration is taking aggressive and proactive measures, working closely with state and local partners to protect public health.
Congress Enacts the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Phase III of Coronavirus Response Package
Following days of protracted negotiations, Congress passed and President Trump signed a $2 trillion measure to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the CARES Act. The third supplemental package contains scores of provisions providing relief to large segments of the United States economy decimated by the crisis, including assistance to individual taxpayers.
Congress Enacts Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Phase II of Coronavirus Response Package
After a week of serious negotiations, the Senate passed legislation, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201), also known as Phase II. We are pleased to report that NECA was able to work with Members of Congress to address many of the concerns related to paid sick leave and paid family leave. NECA was able to secure key changes in the legislation to restrict the economic impact of the Coronavirus on many of our contractors.