House Democrats introduce coronavirus bill, call for paid leave, free to try

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House Democrats legislation late Wednesday that calls for paid leave, free to try and Finance States that it will contribute to say, the economic difficulties faced by the Americans as the country continues with the coronavirus.


The 124-page bill is in the house sometime on Thursday. House majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the would output lead legislation “billion” dollars from the Federal government, according to Reuters.


Rep. Nita M. Lowery, D-NY, said in a statement that the new law builds on the $8.3 billion extra, which was passed earlier.

“House Democrats’ new legislation continues the work of families first through the provision of new resources and more protection than our country, this public health crisis,” she said in a statement.

President Trump late Wednesday laying out his plans to suspend all travel from Europe to the United States for 30 days, starting Friday at midnight, in an effort to spread slowly to the virus”. His address came hours after the world health organization declared the COVID-19 a global pandemic and the number of confirmed cases in the US rose to more than 1,200.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a joint statement released after the address and said, the best “to help keep the American people safe and ensure that their economic security is for the President to focus on the fight against the spread of the Corona Virus itself. She said Trump failed due to the lack of coronavirus-test-kits.

Democrats say that the new rules extend to food, support, protection, frontline health workers, and new funding for States.

The house ways and means Committee Chairman Richard Neal told Reuters that he is in contact with the Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin of the situation. He said he is optimistic that “this vote tomorrow is an act of trust is that … we act on a national health emergency.”

Reuters reported that it is unclear if the bill will pass the Republican-controlled Senate.

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