Policy Brief

Comparison of Legislation to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past several weeks, Congress and the White House moved quickly to implement the federal response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through multiple “phases” of legislation: the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-123), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA; P.L. 116- 127), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136), and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (P.L. 116-139). This brief offers a side-by-side comparison of provisions impacting key county priorities.