Rubio, Warner Applaud Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Stability to Federal Contractor Workforce During Covid-19
Mar 06 2021
Washington, D.C. – The Senate has approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chairman Mark R. Warner (D-VA) to extend Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from its current expiration of March 31, 2021 to September 30, 2021. The provision allows a critical lifeline for federal agencies to maintain contractors, who would otherwise be at risk for layoff or furlough due to the pandemic, and was approved as a bipartisan amendment offered by Sens. Rubio and Warner to H.R.1319, a bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S.Con.Res.5. (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021).“We are pleased that the Senate passed this bipartisan legislation to provide much-needed stability for personnel who serve a key role in protecting our national security missions and other vital programs,” said Vice Chairman Rubio and Chairman Warner.