Congress Discusses Another Payout

Posted by on Apr 9, 2020 in Current Events
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Congress is discussing another plan to help protect people from the economic effects of COVID-19. Credit: Spaces Images/Blend Images LLC

This week’s story update on Election Central explains how Congress is strategizing to address the economic problems caused by COVID-19..

The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people out of work. But what about those who still have to report to their jobs every day: the nation’s “essential workforce,” who must, with every shift, potentially risk exposure to the virus in order to keep the country running? Recently, Congress passed the CARES Act, which provided direct payouts to many Americans. But Democrats argue that the CARES Act didn’t go far enough and that more money is needed–especially for workers in dangerous jobs who should receive a special “hazard pay.”

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