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Senate Republicans Block Emergency Paid-Sick-Leave Bill
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Senate Republicans Block Emergency Paid-Sick-Leave Bill

WASHINGTON—With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. nearing 1,200 on Mar. 11, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) stalled an attempt to expedite a bill that would require employers to give workers 14 days of paid sick leave in case of a public-health emergency. Alexander, chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, blocked…