April 02, 2020

Congressman Neguse Works to Ensure Students Can Receive CARES Act Coronavirus Rebates

Washington D.C.—Today, Congressman Joe Neguse joined Congresswoman Angie Craig and 85 other bipartisan Members of Congress to introduce the All Dependent Children Count Act to change text of the CARES Act to ensure that dependent children younger than 19, students 24 and younger and dependents of all ages who are disabled are counted forCARES Act direct cash assistance. 

On a telephone town hall on Monday night, a student from the University of Colorado raised this issue with Congressman Neguse and the Congressman worked swiftly with Congresswoman Angie Craig to find a legislation fix. 

“I’ve heard from a number of students and families across the district who will not receive their full relief because the CARES Act excluded dependents 17 and over, including college students, from the $500 rebate,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “We must ensure that students across Colorado are able to receive needed relief from this legislation. I urge the House to take up this legislation as quickly as possible or to correct this retroactively to the CARES Act in the next bill.” 

You can find the full bill text here.