McConnell reconvenes Senate while House stays at home

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives were set to reconvene on May 4th, but now only the Senate will be meeting. After an outcry from representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer decided against returning to Washington D. C., saying it is too dangerous.

Senate Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that: “Senators will return to Washington D.C. one week from today. We will modify routines in ways that are smart and safe, but we will honor our constitutional duty to the American people and conduct critical business in person.

Senator John Cornyn explained the reasoning for the return to work: “This idea we were going to hunker down and shelter in place for an indefinite period of time, it’s just inconsistent with the reality of us needing to do our job.”

Senate safety

Washington D.C. and surrounding areas have thousands of cases of the coronavirus. According to Live Science: “As of April 30, Washington, D.C. reported 4,658 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and 231 deaths associated with it, according to public health authorities in D.C. This makes it 34th in the list of states for the most US coronavirus cases.”

McConnell reassured the returning senators and their staffs that safety measures will be observed upon their return to Washington, saying: “We’re going to take whatever safeguards the Capitol physician recommends that we engage in and we believe we can do that safely.”

President Trump offered to provide rapid COVID-19 testing to the Senate and the House, but both McConnell and Pelosi declined.

In a joint statement, McConnell and Pelosi said: “Congress is grateful for the Administration’s generous offer to deploy rapid COVID-19 testing capabilities to Capitol Hill, but we respectfully decline the offer at this time,”

House Democrats reverse decision to return

Pelosi and Hoyer had announced the reconvening of the House which has been on recess since March 14th, but met an outcry from members worried about the dangers of the virus. Citing safety concerns, they then reversed their position to delay their return.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) decried the move as “dangerous.”  Others said returning would violate the D.C. stay-at-home order which won’t be lifted until May 15th.

As far as when the House will reconvene, Hoyer said, “very soon.”

President Trump has been working all along

President Trump has a theory about why House Democrats don’t want to return. “They are enjoying their vacation.”

President Trump has a reason to mock the House and their excuses for not getting back to work. He has stayed in Washington the entire time Congress has been on recess, working with the White House Coronavirus Task Force to manage the national crisis.

629 Responses

  1. Heya fantastic website! Does running a blog such as this take a great deal of work? I have no understanding of computer programming however I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyhow, if you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off subject however I simply needed to ask. Thanks a lot!

  2. I would like to express my appreciation to the writer just for rescuing me from this type of situation. Because of browsing throughout the world-wide-web and obtaining tricks which were not powerful, I thought my life was well over. Being alive without the presence of answers to the issues you’ve solved by means of your short post is a critical case, and the ones that would have in a wrong way affected my career if I hadn’t encountered your blog. That capability and kindness in maneuvering every item was valuable. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come across such a subject like this. I’m able to at this time look ahead to my future. Thanks for your time very much for this skilled and effective help. I won’t think twice to refer your web blog to any person who should have support on this issue.

  3. Hmm it seems like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any points for beginner blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  4. I think this is among the most significant information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark on some general things, The website style is perfect, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers|

  5. Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thanks

  6. The game consolidates the fact that a mobile game can achieve success in strategy too. We can say that there is lawless life in Android app store which makes promotion of an app such an unfair fight.

  7. Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and tested to see if it can survive a thirty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!|

  8. With everything which seems to be building within this specific subject material, a significant percentage of viewpoints are actually rather radical. Nevertheless, I am sorry, but I do not subscribe to your entire strategy, all be it exciting none the less. It would seem to everybody that your comments are generally not totally rationalized and in actuality you are yourself not even totally confident of the point. In any event I did enjoy examining it.

  9. I’ve been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.|

  10. I was more than happy to seek out this internet-site.I wanted to thanks on your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoying every little little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Popular