All of the work that The Arc network has done since March to show that #WeAreEssential showed up in the Heroes Act that was introduced in the House of Representatives this week. The House is expected to pass the nearly $3 trillion package. The HEROES Act will then move to the Senate where we are not anticipating immediate action. The latest COVID-19 relief package includes many crucial provisions for people with I/DD and their families but it will be negotiated and narrowed down in the Senate. We’ve definitely made progress, but we have MUCH more to do to make sure that the dedicated HCBS funding and our other priorities stay in the bill that ultimately becomes law.
View the full provisions of the HEROES Act here.