A group of conservative senators is sounding the alarm about a potentially fatal error in the Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill.
Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) claim there’s a significant drafting error that encourages employers to lay off employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
INCOMING — GOP Senators – Tim Scott, Ben Sasse & Lindsey Graham say there’s a “massive drafting error” in the stimulus bill. They say “there’s a strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work.” They say error could prevent Senate from fast-tracking bill: pic.twitter.com/m91XD8TZPX
— Samantha-Jo Roth (@SamanthaJoRoth) March 25, 2020
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UPDATE: A press conference held by Sens. Scott, Sasse, and Graham on the emergency coronavirus legislation has concluded. Their full remarks are available here:
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 25, 2020