House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that Democrats will not support liability protections for employers of “essential workers” in the next coronavirus relief bill.
Why it matters: Senate Republicans’ stimulus proposal is expected to include widespread liability insurance for schools, businesses, hospitals and more, which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called his “red line.”
– Companies have said they could be vulnerable to a wave of lawsuits if their workers get sick during the pandemic.
– Pelosi argued that such a measure would fail to make employers responsible for ensuring workplaces are safe while also providing no recourse for workers who do get sick.
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