Congressman Schweikert Applauds House GOP Commitment to Defeat the Virus and Keep America Healthy Act

October 30, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) released the following statement applauding introduction of H.R. 14, House Republicans Commitment to Defeat the Virus and Keep America Healthy Act. This legislation is comprised of provisions introduced by Members on the Ways and Means Committee, Energy and Commerce Committee, and Appropriations Committee.

This bill includes H.R. 7714, legislation introduced by Congressman Schweikert to reduce the current 7.5 percent income threshold for the medical expense deduction to 5 percent for years 2020 and 2021, and make the 7.5 percent income threshold permanent for all other years.

"I am proud to see my legislation to reduce the medical expense deduction threshold for Americans battling high-medical costs, especially during the pandemic, included in H.R. 14, the Commitment to Defeat the Virus and Keep America Healthy Act. Each provision in this bill will continue our much-needed work to defeat this virus, help individuals safely return to work, and support our businesses working hard to re-open. I urge my Democratic colleagues to join us in passing this bipartisan legislation to support our communities and further grow the economy."

For a section-by-section break down of the bill, click HERE.

To view full text of the bill, click HERE