More than 75% of American workers are at companies that qualify for exemptions from providing paid leave, effectively gutting the law’s effectiveness.
"Every community in America relies on the Postal Service to deliver vital goods and services, including life-saving medications. The Postal Service needs America's help, and we must answer this call."
The bill includes a $1,200 check for most Americans, expanded unemployment benefits, plus substantial help for small businesses, hospitals, and corporations.
The sprawling, 500 page-plus measure builds on earlier efforts focused on vaccines and emergency response, sick and family medical leave for workers, and food aid.
The nearly $2 trillion measure would give direct payments to most Americans, expand unemployment benefits, help small businesses make payroll, and offer loans to larger industries.
Lawmakers said the proposal prioritized bailing out corporations over American workers.
The Speaker of the House told reporters on Thursday the final details of the coronavirus aid package were still being worked out, but she hoped to make an announcement on Friday.