Today, the full Senate unanimously approved the Reed/Bond amendment to attach the HEARTH Act to S. 896. The Senate also approved S. 896, which means the HEARTH Act is closer to being finalized.
We are VERY grateful for the tireless work of our national, state, and local partners, along with several key Congressional staff who helped push this through the Senate.
**Please join us in thanking Senators and their staff for supporting the HEARTH Act and urging them to take the appropriate steps to ensure that it remains in the final bill.
S. 896 will now proceed to the conference stage in the coming weeks. Because the HEARTH Act amendment achieved such wide support in the Senate, we are hopeful that the conference committee will decide to include the HEARTH Act in the final bill. Then full House and Senate must approve the final version of S.896 and send it to the President for his signature before it becomes law. We will continue to update you at key points in the process.
See the Alliance's Online News Alert for additional key provisions included in S. 896Source: NAEH.org