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September 22, 2020

Senate Deadlocks On COVID-19 Bill Over ‘Poison Pill’ Employer Waiver

September 10, 2020 at 4:50 PM
The Senate has rejected Republicans’ “skinny” COVID-19 relief bill along party lines with Democrats decrying an employer liability waiver against OSHA enforcement as one of many “poison pills” that doomed the proposal, casting doubt on whether Congress will be able to approve any further virus-related relief bill this year. While the $300 billion bill won nearly unanimous GOP support in a Sept. 10 vote, with only Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) breaking ranks to oppose it, no Democrats voted in favor,...

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