Rep. Craig’s Months-Long Bipartisan Push To Make Sure Families That Have Older Dependent Children Receive COVID-19 Relief Payments Included In The HEROES Act
May 12, 2020
Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced that the most recent COVID-19 package, The HEROES Act (H.R.6800), incorporates her All Dependent Children Count Act and will expand the definition of an eligible dependent under the CARES Act to those younger than 19, students below age 24 and adult dependents.

The provision will allow working families to get the rebates they deserve for all of their dependents. Under the new bill, families with dependents under the revised expanded definition will receive $500, retroactive to the date of the enactment of the CARES Act, which did not include COVID-19 relief for dependents 17 and older.

“I’m glad to see my strongly supported bipartisan effort to correct an oversight that resulted in uncertainty and unfairness for Minnesota families is included in the next relief package,” said Rep. Angie Craig. “This has come up in hundreds of conversations I’ve had in the Second District, and the most important thing we should be doing right now is to make sure our hard-working families are getting the support they need to weather the impacts of COVID-19. I’m proud to author legislation that does just that, and I urge the Senate to act swiftly for hard-working families.”

Rep. Craig’s bipartisan push included support from 151 cosponsors.

Rep. Craig is reviewing the full HEROES Act and pleased to see the All Dependent Children Count Act included.