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H.R. 6139: COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act of 2020

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To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an emergency temporary standard that requires certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to protect employees in the health care sectors and other employees at elevated risk from exposure to SARS-CoV-2, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2020
Length: 8 pages
Mar 9, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 9, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 9, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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As Workplace Infections and Deaths Rise, House Democrats Introduce Bill to Protect Workers from COVID-19
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Sponsor) on Apr 21, 2020

As Workplace Infections and Deaths Rise, Rep. Adams and House Democrats Introduce Bill to Protect Workers from COVID-19
    — Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 21, 2020

Congressman Garcas Statement on the CDC Weakening Protections for Health Care Workers Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
    — Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 11, 2020

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Mar 9, 2020

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