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Senate passes the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

‚ÄčProvides critical support for cancer patients, survivors, and others at risk

The Senate on Wednesday approved, and the President signed, a coronavirus relief bill passed by the House last week that provides free testing and paid leave for certain workers as the White House solidifies plans for an even larger package to address the fallout of the pandemic.

ACS CAN had urged the Senate to pass the the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The vote was 90 to 8.

The Act includes free coronavirus testing, expanded funding for food security programs, increased funding for Medicaid and state unemployment insurance, and paid sick, family, and medical leave for workers at companies with 500 employees or fewer. The majority of workers in the country work at companies with more than 500 employees, many of which already offer paid leave.

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