(NewsReady.com) – Everyone’s suffering as the coronavirus devastates the US economy. That’s why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is pushing for legislation to protect businesses from COVID-19-related lawsuits as states reopen. However, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) of the Senate Judiciary Committee is pushing back.
“We’d also like to see some shield on liabilities” to protect businesses, @larry_kudlow tells @jaketapper, when asked about what the White House would like to see in Phase 4 legislation. Remains the key debate on Capitol Hill, with Democrats and Republicans at odds.
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Republicans argue businesses could face a massive influx of lawsuits from employees and customers alike in the coming weeks and months. With COVID-19 still spreading, companies could face litigation over claims that people became infected while doing business with them.
GOP officials like McConnell want to ensure economic contributors are protected from unnecessary disruption as America gets back on track.
Dems like Senator Whitehouse disagree. They think if federal guidelines were clearer, then additional protections against coronavirus-related lawsuits wouldn’t be required. President Donald Trump has issued numerous recommendations to inform the states on how to safely rebuild their severely-damage economies.
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