Three Republicans call for layoff language fix before Senate coronavirus bill vote

Senate back on track to vote on massive coronavirus package

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US senators were set to vote on the package on Wednesday before sending it to the House of Representatives. Four GOP senators had threatened to block the bill because it provided an additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance benefits to the poorest Americans.

Democrats like Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., voted against advancing the original bill because it did not include enough funding for hospitals for places that desperately need it to combat the virus, like rural Colorado. The package needs to be approved by the House of Representatives, before being sent to President Donald Trump's desk for signature.

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"I am prepared to put a hold on this bill ... to make sure that any corporation receiving financial assistance under this legislation does not lay off workers, cut wages or benefits, ship jobs overseas, or pay workers poverty wages", Sanders said.

Three Republican U.S. senators on Wednesday said the Senate should not vote on a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill until legislative language that they say would encourage layoffs is fixed or fresh guidance issued from the Labor Department.

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Sasse said the bill will also "turbocharge vaccine development", and help small businesses.

"Let's get this done to show American families, workers and small businesses that we will get through this crisis together", Gardner wrote in a statement.

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