McConnell reconvenes Senate while House stays at home

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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.

87 Responses

  1. My opinion is it is time for a pay cut for congress especially the House , you don’t want to work then no pay !!! simple !!!

    1. You are right and no benefits either!!! So many are loosing everything and she sits on her but and gets everything!!! SHE NEEDS A MENTAL HEALTH EXAM FORGET THE VIRUS TEST!!!!!! She is not doing her job that she took an oath to do!!! GET RID OF HER!!!

      1. N. Pelosy is old and her mind, heart and soul already sold to Satan for power and materials she has had.
        She cannot get out of that Satanic ring even if she wants to. If she tries means death upon her and her family. Satan is not kind, when the person is in, no way out.

        ✝️Only Our Blessed Lord Jesus can help her out. But she has to confess and walk away from sins, the gravely sins of killing babies.
        She wants power and great wealth, but losing her soul to hell for eternity.
        “Please Lord have Mercy touch her old rusty heart to return to you to be saved. “ 😪🙏

        “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain
        the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36

  2. Every other American who has been unable to work because of this virus has had to go without paychecks. Why should our elected officials be any different? No work, no pay! It is getting ridiculous the way they just decided when and when not to work. They don’t want to work? FIRE THEM!!!

  3. vin

    I haven’t worked since about March 15 , the only check that I have received was the $ 1200 stimulus check. I guess that ALL MEN ARE NOT CREATED ( or treated ) EQUAL , in this country.

    1. True,
      All men aren’t being treated equally. Not only in this country, but the whole world. As long as, the Spirits of JEZEBEL and the Spirits of Pharisees are not yet locked in Hell, then people have to unite with President Trump to take back America from them.

      If people still don’t see that the evil spirits are roaming throughout the world to destroy humanity, then ~ 80% will be perished.

      Kyrie Eleison 🙏
      Christie Eleison 🙏

  4. What makes the House Democrats think they are better than the President? Each were elected to their position just as the President was elected. Hopefully in we will see some real change in those up for reelection this year and next.

  5. They should be considered as essential employees for OUR Great United States. If they can’t come to work, they need to be FIRED!!!!!!!!!

  6. These, are who they appear to be….Self Servants….Nothing more…Any gesture or appearance on their part to care about US. a fasad..They only care about those who serve them and their Own self purposes.

  7. I hear a lot of you saying fine if they don’t want to work than don’t pay them. But they don’t care about their government check. Its pennies compared to what they make with connections. They have already gotten rich and simply get richer anyway…whether they work or not at this point. They are just enjoying their vacation from a job that hardly requires them to be there very much anyway.

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