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  Schumer: Government will pay four months of full salary for furloughed workers in stimulus proposal
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Last EditedRP  Mar 24, 2020 01:32pm
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AuthorAlexander Bolton
News DateTuesday, March 24, 2020 05:20:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe federal government will pay the full salaries of furloughed workers for up to four months under an emerging stimulus deal expected to get a vote as soon as Tuesday.

The proposal would allow furloughed workers to continue to collect health benefits from employers and a salary from the government.

Schumer said Democrats are also pleased with funding for hospitals, which sources say will be $100 billion, and an inspector general and oversight board for a $500 billion corporate credit program that will be run by the Treasury Department and allow the Federal Reserve to inject more than $4 trillion into the economy and credit markets.
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