4:05 PM ET – Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky to discuss the house bill coming over to the Senate today for the COVID-19 spending and the deep state and FISA developments.
Advocacy groups are hitting Congress for not going far enough in providing emergency paid sick and family leave in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, saying legislation passed by the House and backed by President Trump leaves too many people behind.
The bill, which emerged after lengthy negotiations between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), would provide two weeks of paid sick leave for workers, and up to three months of paid family leave.
But unlike an earlier draft, it excluded companies with over 500 workers from the requirements and created a path for companies with fewer than 50 employees to seek a waiver. It drew criticism for leaving some workers without protection during a critical time.
5:05 PM ET – Dr. Anthony Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, he has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world. He is now also a member of the Coronavirus task force and talks today about the implementation of the 15-day guidelines, which we have posted and are prominently on our website.