As coronavirus cases across the nation rise again, advocates say federal efforts to address the unique needs of people with disabilities during the pandemic are needed as much as ever.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $3 trillion relief bill in May, which was hailed as the first COVID-19 legislation to meaningfully consider the disability community. Of note, the measure included extra money for Medicaid home- and community-based services, protections for direct support professionals and another round of stimulus checks for people with disabilities.

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