Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Page

Apr 9, 2020

Information about the Coronavirus, the subsequent economic crisis, and response legislation is available from many different sites. We've compiled many of the most helpful links below. 

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget 's COVID Money Tracker will promote transparency and accountability by tracing all significant financial actions taken by Congress, the Federal Reserve, and executive agencies and entities. Check it out at http://www.COVIDMoneyTracker.org.

To view all of our COVID-19 related work, click here.

Coronavirus.gov is the government website updated daily with information and guides on how to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the virus. If you think we've missed something or think there's something we should include, please send us an email at shifriss@fixthedebt.org. To sign up for regular updates, including event invitations, from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, click here

Keeping Up

Live Updates - Business Insider, The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post

Legislation

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, H.R.748 (Signed into law March 27, 2020)

Additional Resources from Senate Committees

Additional Resources from House Committees

Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R.6201 (Signed into law March 18, 2020)

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, H.R.6074 (Signed into law March 6, 2020)

For more information, find your Senators' contact information here, your Representative's contact information here, and your Governor's contact information here.

Implementation

IRS Checks

  • Economic impact payments: What you need to know - IRS - 4/1/2020
  • FAQ - Senate Finance Committee
  • Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here - IRS - 4/10/2020 
  • For those who have filed their 2018 or 2019 taxes and the IRS has direct deposit information, the checks will be sent starting the week of April 13th. The IRS will be creating a website to submit your direct deposit information by late April or early May. Otherwise, it could take 20 weeks (starting in May) to print and mail the 80 million paper checks. - House Ways & Means memo reported by CNN - 4/2/2020

Paid and Family Leave

  • COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs - IRS - Last updated 3/31/2020
  • FAQ Family and Medical Leave Act - Department of Labor

Small Business Loans

Unemployment Compensation

Resources from Departments and Agencies

Economic Data

Public Health