Democrats in the U.S. Senate proposed $25,000 hazard pay for essential workers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“Essential frontline workers are the true heroes of America’s COVID-19 pandemic response,” Senate Democrats said in the proposal document published Tuesday.

“Senate Democrats believe in providing premium pay to frontline workers during this pandemic to reward essential frontline workers, ensure the retention of essential workers who are working grueling hours on the frontlines of this crisis, and promote the recruitment of additional workers who will be needed in the months ahead.”

“As the Congress looks at a potential fourth COVID-19 bill, the following

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