On May 15, on a largely party-line vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act or the HEROES Act, H.R. 6800. This emergency supplemental appropriations bill would provide more than $3 trillion to address the coronavirus crisis, including significant additional resources for higher education. The legislation now moves to the U.S. Senate, where action is not expected until June at the earliest.
This AACC analysis focuses on the bill’s higher education provisions. Download the complete analysis.