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US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Legislative Update 3-19-2020

Dear Chamber Friends –

Yesterday afternoon, the Senate passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  This bill provides, among other things, provisions to address Paid Sick Leave, Paid Family and Medical Leave, and Unemployment Insurance for workers displaced by the ongoing outbreak.  Furthermore, it includes provisions to provide diagnostic testing for coronavirus, and bolsters Medicaid and nutrition programs for at risk populations.  Click here to see the U.S. Chamber’s summary.

Congress’s focus will now turn to the Phase Three stimulus package.  Click here to see the U.S. Chamber’s letter to Congress and the President with the business community’s recommendations.  We expect this process to move very quickly, so please continue to send me anything you are hearing from your members that could be useful as we advocate on your behalf.

Lastly, please do not forget to register for the U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Update Call.  The first call will be Friday, March 20th at 4:00pm ET / 3:00pm CT.  Click here to register.