Last week, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a mark-up hearing to further consider the coronavirus (COVID-19) legislative package to provide states and local governments direct financial aid. Following the passage of the Committees’ section of the bill, counties will not be able to see their allocations just yet. The bill will now go to the House Budget Committee who will reconcile all pieces of the various texts from the other House committees of jurisdiction this week. From there, the bill is expected to go to the House Floor for a vote by the end of next week. It is unclear on how this will proceed in the U.S. Senate. The chamber is unlikely to act on the bill within the next week and it is likely that the final, fully-reconciled bill could reach President Biden’s desk for signature in mid-March. Earlier this week, RCRC sent letters of support for the Committee’s allocation plan to members of Congress representing RCRC-member counties. A copy of this letter can be found here.