Senate set to take up new coronavirus bill later this month
Washington — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated the upper chamber will move forward on another coronavirus response bill later this month amid concerns over the nearing expiration date of additional unemployment benefits and the difficulties of reopening schools as states across the country see a spike in COVID-19 cases.
McConnell outlined the Republican priorities for the next phase of legislation in a press conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday, emphasizing that a “number one” priority in any bill would be liability protections for businesses and health care institutions. McConnell said that liability protections are necessary so people who “acted in good faith during this crisis are not confronted with a second epidemic of lawsuits in the wake of the pandemic that we’re already struggling with.”
“Unless you were grossly negligent or intentionally engaging in harmful conduct, you should be protected from liability during this process,” …continued .
[Source: CBS News]