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Congresswoman Kendra Horn Introduces Hazard Pay Bill For Healthcare Workers

Posted at 10:14 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 23:14:32-04

Congresswoman Kendra Horn is introducing legislation to give health workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic hazard pay.

Horn and Congressman Joe Neguse of Colorado partnered the act.

It would require employers of health care workers to pay an additional 25-percent of workers' salaries during public health emergencies and would ensure federal reimbursement for 100-percent of associated expenses, according to lawmakers.

Horn says that as of last week, 286 Oklahoma health care workers contracted COVID-19.

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