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Emergency Coronavirus Measure Introduced by House Democrats

March 12, 2020, 4:07 AM

House Democrats introduced their multibillion-dollar response to the economic dislocations caused by the coronavirus outbreak, legislation that would provide emergency paid sick leave, enhanced unemployment benefits, and free coronavirus testing.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to have the chamber vote on the bill Thursday, a day after President Donald Trump announced his own plan to try to contain the virus and deal with the economic impact.

Nancy Pelosi
Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg

Democrats said their plan was focused on the effects on workers who might face layoffs or loss of income if they get sick. It also would expand eligibility for food stamps, school lunches, infant ...

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