|The White House is continuing to meet with congressional leaders on the next coronavirus relief bill while individual Senators push for programs to help federal employees.|
SUMMARY: The White House is continuing to meet with congressional leaders on the next coronavirus relief bill while individual Senators push for programs to help federal employees.
As the number of Americans infected with the coronavirus continues to grow, the White House and congressional leaders continue to negotiate another relief bill. The basis for the negotiations is the HEALS Act, a collection of bills introduced by Senate Republicans which includes increased funding for some agencies such as the IRS and CBP, and the HEROES Act, H.R. 6800, which passed the House in May and contains many provisions supported by NTEU, including:
At the same time, individual Senators are calling for additional provisions to be included in the relief package to help federal employees. Last week, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and 21 Senators sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to include requirements for maximum telework for federal employees and contractors during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition,
NTEU will continue to work with our allies on Capitol Hill and fight to protect your health and safety during this pandemic and to include necessary provisions in the next coronavirus relief package.
Anthony M. Reardon