From left, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., participate in the Senate Democrats news conference on coronavirus relief proposals on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
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Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled more than a dozen “critical measures” intended to provide relief to local communities in the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Democratic lawmakers have been pushing for a relief proposal that is “targeted to the people who need help,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, told NBC News earlier Wednesday.
The Senate Democrats COVID-19 Economic and Community Services Proposal includes:
- Emergency unemployment insurance funds to replace lost wages
- Requiring businesses to allow workers to gradually earn up to 7 paid sick days
- Loan payment relief for up to six months on federally insured mortgages and student…