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Federal workers with children enrolled in a school that has not resumed full-time, in-classroom instruction would be eligible for enhanced paid time off under the U.S. House version of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package being pushed through Congress.
The perk, buried on page 305 of the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021,” would set aside $570 million for an “Emergency Federal Employee Leave Fund” exclusively for federal employees.
The article goes on to state the following:
Said employees would be eligible to receive the money if caring for school-aged children who are not physically in school full-time because of the coronavirus pandemic.
If the child of a full-time federal employee must stay home because their school has been closed, or their child care provider is unavailable due to “Covid-19 precautions,” the bill provides the federal employee with the following:
- Up to $35 per hour, and up to $1,400 per week, through Sept. 30
- This equates to 15 weeks and 600 hours of paid leave
- Benefit does not apply if federal employees’ children are enrolled in private school
- The bill does not specify an age cutoff, or whether the benefit applies for college-age students
Rep. Steve Scalise blasted the hidden perk for federal employees, saying in a Twitter post on Thursday afternoon, “SWAMP ALERT. The Dems’ COVID bill pays federal bureaucrats $1,400/week for 15 weeks to stay home and not work if their kid’s school is remote. Schools will never open if Dems do stuff like this.”
“Worse: Everyone else only gets $1,400 once—but bureaucrats get it every week,” he added.
🚨 SWAMP ALERT 🚨
The Dems’ COVID bill pays federal bureaucrats $1,400/week for 15 weeks to stay home and not work if their kid’s school is remote.
Schools will never open if Dems do stuff like this.
Worse: Everyone else only gets $1,400 once—but bureaucrats get it every week.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 25, 2021
Wild: Dem “COVID relief” bill includes $1400 *per week* in emergency benefits *only* for federal gov’t employees w/ kids whose schools aren’t fully open. Only applies if their kids attend gov’t schools (far more likely to be closed), natch. What a racket. https://t.co/GpYuYdnqHW
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 25, 2021
Wow. The BidenBucks bill pays federal employees up to 15 weeks of paid leave at $1400 per week if they have to stay home to virtual school kids.
You get $1400 once. They get it every week for 15 weeks. Swamp takes care of swamp.https://t.co/4A7ktpm1Zc
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) February 25, 2021
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