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S. 3584: COVID-19 Workers First Protection Act of 2020

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A bill 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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Tammy Baldwin

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Wisconsin. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2020
Length: 9 pages
Mar 25, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 25, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 25, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Baldwin, senate colleagues: trump decision to reopen meat processing facilities without clear safety standards puts workers, nation’s food supply at risk
    — Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] (Sponsor) on May 4, 2020

Brown, Colleagues: Trump Decision to Reopen Meat Processing Facilities without Clear Safety Standards Puts Workers, Nation’s Food Supply at Risk
    — Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] on May 1, 2020

As Workplace Infections Rise, Kaine Introduces Bill To Protect Workers From COVID-19
    — Sen. Timothy “Tim” Kaine [D-VA] on Apr 22, 2020

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Mar 25, 2020

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S. 3584 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3584. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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