PBS NewsHour

Sen. Cassidy on why Americans must stay home amid pandemic

Clip: 03/18/2020 | 7m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

As Congress weighs relief packages meant to blunt the negative impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy, lawmakers are also trying to manage the outbreak’s damage in their own states. Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, one of three medical doctors currently serving in the Senate, represents Louisiana, which has at least 257 confirmed cases of the virus and seven deaths. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Aired: 03/18/20

Rating: NR

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