Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., one of the lead negotiators who worked on the Senate’s coronavirus relief package, responded Wednesday to what three of his colleagues called a “massive drafting error” related to unemployment benefits, in the latest twist to a process that has been marred by delays and last-minute hurdles.
After the initial impact of shutdowns on a few industries, the coronavirus pandemic is leaving a much broader swath of unemployment.
More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. The Democratic National Convention has been postponed, and the global death toll exceeds 50,000. The Navy removed an aircraft carrier’s captain after he spoke up about an outbreak.