N.Y. Gov. Cuomo proposes Congress pass ‘Americans First’ law

In this photo provided by the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Gov. Cuomo briefs the media during a coronavirus news conference at Marist College, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (Darren McGee/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via AP)

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UPDATED 8:42 AM PT — Monday, May 11, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) recently proposed an idea meant to make it easier for Americans to return to work.

During his daily briefing Sunday, the Democrat gvoernor proposed the “Americans First” law by suggesting companies rehire at least the same number of employees they had pre-pandemic.

Cuomo said lawmakers in Washington should consider passing new protections for Americans who were fired or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the governor, if companies do not hire enough workers then they should be required to return federal funding.

“We’re not going to subsidize you to lay off workers,” he stated. “If you can lay off workers and you’re saving money by laying off workers, you don’t need the American taxpayer to subsidize you.”

Gov. Cuomo said parts of New York could start reopening by May 15.

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