Congress Has More to Do to Aid Consumers, Workers Blindsided by COVID-19

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Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency is upending the lives of people across the world. Many are falling ill in growing numbers; millions have lost, or are at risk of losing their jobs; health care workers are desperate for more resources to care for their patients; and everyone else is quarantined at home. Despite the $2 trillion stimulus bill that the U.S. Senate passed Wednesday night (98–0) to alleviate some of the damage from the pandemic, Congress has much more work to do to protect consumers and workers affected by this growing catastrophe.

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