GOP senator backs paid leave, payroll tax cut amid coronavirus concerns

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) on Monday unveiled a handful of proposals that he said Congress and the administration should enact amid growing concerns about the coronavirus’s impact on the economy.

“I will be working with the Trump administration, Congressional Leadership, and Republicans and Democrats in both chambers to ensure these priorities are addressed and put forward to help protect public health and the economy during the Coronavirus outbreak,” Daines, who is up for reelection, said in a statement.