June 26, 2020

CARES Act Committee Resources


  • On March 27, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which includes provisions to aid the economy and ensures additional support is available to health care providers.
  • The relevant Senate committees have provided summaries, section-by-sections, FAQs, and other documents to help explain the important legislation.
  • This document will be updated as additional committee resources are released.

Small Business Committee

  • Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses and Press Release

  • Letter to Small Business Administration and Treasury

  • Section-by-Section and One-Pager

  • Letter to Large Banks Participating in the Paycheck Protection Program

  • Letter to Treasury and SBA on an Administrative Fix to the 7(a) Loan Program Authorization

  • Letter to Department of Justice Requesting Briefing on Paycheck Protection Program Fraud

  • Letter to Treasury and SBA on Safe Harbor Guidance

  • Letter Requesting SBA Investigation over Planned Parenthood Receiving Paycheck Protection Program Loans

  • Hearing on COVID-19’s Impact on Small Businesses Press Release

  • Letter to Treasury and SBA Asking for Data on Small Business Relief Programs

  • Chairman Rubio Statement at Hearing on the Implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program, Title I of the CARES Act

  • Chairman Rubio Statement on Bipartisan PPP Loan Disclosure Agreement

      HELP Committee

      Banking and Commerce Committees

      • Section-by-Section Summary of Title IV of the CARES Act

      • Summary of Lending Programs of Title IV of CARES Act 

      • Letter to Treasury and Federal Reserve

      • Letter to Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza on the Paycheck Protection Program

      • Letter to the Treasury and Federal Reserve on the Committee’s Oversight Role of Title IV of the CARES Act

      • Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Requesting Information on Status of CARES Act Air Transportation Assistance

      • Chairman Crapo Statement at Quarterly Hearing on Title IV Lending under the CARES Act

      • Chairman Crapo Remarks at Hearing on Title IV of the CARES Act

      • Chairman Crapo Statement at Housing Oversight Hearing

      Finance Committee

      • Recovery Check FAQ

      • Employee Retention Credit FAQ

      • Rural Resources in the CARES Act

      • CARES Act Subtitle D (Health Care) Section-by-Section

      • CARES Act Tax Policy and Unemployment Insurance Section-by-Section

      • CARES Act Unemployment Insurance FAQ

      • Medicare Accelerated Payments to Providers FAQ

      • Retirement Provisions in the CARES Act FAQ

      • Letter to Secretary Azar and CMS Administrator Verma on the Outbreak of Covid-19 at Long-Term Care Facilities

      • Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on Small Business Expense Deductions under the Paycheck Protection Program

      • Press Release on Modified Employee Retention Tax Credit Eligibility for Employers Who Provide Health Benefits for Furloughed Employees

      • CARES Act Pre-Paid Debit Cards FAQ

      • Press Release on Congressional Budget Office Analysis of How Extending Increased Unemployment Benefits Affects the Economy and Employment

      • Chairman Grassley Statement at Hearing on Unemployment Insurance during COVID-19

      • Letter to Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General to Stop Nursing Homes from Taking Medicaid Recipients’ COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

      • Bipartisan Leaders Commend Relief Funds for Medicaid-Dependent Providers Press Release

      • Chairman Grassley Letter to the Department of Labor Inspector General on Reviewing Problems with State Labor Unemployment Systems

      • Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Carranza to Provide Paperwork Relief for Small Businesses

                Appropriations Committee

                • Summary of Emergency Funding to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak