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GRASSLEY PROPOSES BENEFITS FOR COVID RELATED FIRST RESPONDERS

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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the pandemic is putting law officers, paramedics and other first responders at greater risk as their routine interactions with the public could leave them with a potentially deadly case of COVID-19.

Grassley is introducing a bill that would guarantee federal survivor and disability benefits for first responders who are felled by the coronavirus.

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The measure is called the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act.

Grassley says it could go to a vote in the Senate yet this week — which is National Police Week.

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Grassley says the bill recognizes the sacrifice of first responders and provides a measure of certainty when they report to work during the pandemic.