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Senate returns to Washington while House remains remote

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The Senate returned to Washington on Monday amid ever-present coronavirus concerns. 

Fox News reports that while senators have returned, many staffers are still working remotely, as the Capitol Attending Physician recommends each office have “as few people as necessary.” Those who have returned to work have been advised to wear masks and to social distance whenever possible. 

“We will continue to stand together for the American people — even as we stand six feet apart,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in a Friday statement. 

However, the House will not be returning to Washington this week. 

Republican lawmakers are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to reopen the House. On Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released his plan to safely reopen.

In regard to why the members of the House should return, McCarthy said, “First, the business of the People’s House is ‘essential work’ that must not be sidelined or ground to a halt. Second, there is intrinsic value in a Congress — a physical meeting of people and ideas — that should be dutifully guarded. And third, any changes to centuries-old rules and precedents of the House should be done in a deliberate and bipartisan way.

“As we enter this indeterminate period between outright mitigation and a return to normalcy, everyone recognizes that our typical ways of doing business will need to adjust. Simply put, Congress will look and feel different,” he continued. “However, we believe there is a pathway forward that enables the House to fully perform its key functions without compromising our shared values or sacrificing bedrock norms.”

House Democrats have yet to respond.

“It’s clear that Democrats have no idea how to run the House during this critical time,” said Mark Bednar, a McCarthy spokesman. “Worse still, Democrats are now willing to sacrifice over 200 years of precedent to atone for their lack of planning and leadership.”

Hopefully, the House will return to Washington soon. Until then, critical discussions will be held, and critical decisions made, from all corners of the country.

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    Linda M Santell May 4, 2020

    why do they continue to receive a pay check? No work NO pay, right?

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    Judith Sinclair May 4, 2020

    DEMOCRATES STAY SNUG AT HOME WHILE REPUBLICANS WORD HARD FOR AMERICA!!

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    JOY RODERICK May 4, 2020

    Stop paying them! They should suffer NO PAY just like the rest of us. MO WORK, NO PAY. Apply for unemployment and no health insurance or other perks until they get back to work! They are no better than the rest of the citizens!

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    April May 4, 2020

    These House members better get their butts back to work and remember who they work for. I am sick of them playing games with our country. They have not lost a dime of their income during this time while the rest of us have lost our jobs. These people are not on our sides. Why can’t America wake the hell up and see this? They are not only not doing anything they are working to destroy this country and hand it over to China.

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    Dwight Meriwether May 4, 2020

    Dr. Phil is plenty rich enough.

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    Fred May 4, 2020

    The house which is controlled by Pelosi has decided they don’t have to come to work for fear of covid 19. What if our military, police, medical, food markets and all other essential personnel stayed home. I think we know the answer to that. I can’t believe that our form of government has such a loop hole that allows one person to have the ability to stop everything during a crisis like covid 19. The president of the United States should have the power along with the Senate to take over the duties of the house. This would enable our government to move and pass all legislation without Congress being present. If they want to stay home and get paid for doing nothing so be it. This action can only be used during emergency situations like we are in now. Also, if Congress or the Senate should ever fail to do their duty and not show up for work, they should be fired like anyone else. Other words expelled from any duty in Washington. We need a bill asap to enact these measures. It’s time we the people put a rein on government and their power. You talk about the Chinese taking advantage of America. It’s time we take a look at Washington.

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    JoeyP May 4, 2020

    The Democrats don’t know how to run ANYTHING . . . but a country INTO the GROUND! They need to be replaced in 2020. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

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    Anonymous May 4, 2020

    Wow…I’m working an observation unit at a VA facility in Md…
    I’m a nursing assistant…… I make $19.81 an hour….I wouldn’t be anywhere else…My Dad was a Ball Turret Gunner on a B-17….Army Air Corp….he didn’t even get a parachute and they lost 1/3 of the planes every fight…But he still got in….every mission…..I’m asking Jesus to put in that Question when he gets before each one of them….Good Luck with your slate….

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    Josey Yahoo May 4, 2020

    Apparently, Pelosi has another brilliant strategy, thinking that the longer the shut down, the more harm to Trump, as such she figures that as long as she stays away, the nation will remain closed. She is not bright enough to know that we do not need her at all. Her ploy is transparent and childish, just as her mind has digressed in her obvious dementia. Stay away forever Nancy, we neither need or want you!

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    Anonymous May 4, 2020

    House can’t come back until the Queen Nancy gives the order. Hows that working out for you Democrats. Kick ass at the polls, boot all Democrats out.
    Turmp2020

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    Demonangel May 4, 2020

    Dock the paycheck of every dem who refuses to show up for “work”. Start with poison Pelosi and work through the alphabet. Tick off the days like the House ticks off the lives of their constituents. Senate Republicans. should put a call out for ALL House Republicans to stand with them NOW and do the job they were elected to do, NOT what the cold, chicken hearted dems TELL them to do.. Just sayin’.

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    joan hill May 4, 2020

    Its been a long time since Congress has shown any concern for those that they serve~~ a very sad thing( since I am a Senior , I DO remember when it was >>>>before Pelosi, Schumer,etc.} The concern for us has gone, its only for illegals, freebies and their lavish trips>on us). What a thing to pass onto their children and ours when it could be meaningful history!!

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    James Hassinger May 4, 2020

    It is obvious to me that Pelosi are purposely delaying any action to help the citizens because of a belief that the longer the economy is shut down, the more that it will slow the economic recovery and further harm President Trump at election time. I can only pray that Americans will see through that scheme, and realize that she and many Democrat politicians are the ones whom are holding us back. Unfortunately, the mainstream media is doing little, or nothing to enlighten the public, as they ignore the effort and progress being made by the Trump administration. I can only pray that Speaker Pelosi will start thinking about gaining more power for the Democrats, and start caring about We the People.

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    Mary Elizabeth Culver May 4, 2020

    Thank you, Yes its time for The People to eliminate the individuals that time and time again, Are not for WE THE PEOPLE or THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, we all can Rest assure that the corrupt criminals dems are up to something, like pelosi is worthless and NEEDS TO BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY, I Suggest strongly that PRESIDENT TRUMP INVOKE HIS PRESIDENTIAL POWERS AND HAVE THEM ALL REMOVED. Everyone needs to let the President know how we The Americans of this great country feel, how we are disgusted with their lack of doing there jobs, not once is there concern about the American Citizens, they give free money to The illegals, plus money to the ones that are in the waiting , dems have Gone To Far,
    And REST ASSURE THEY ARE UP TO SOME BACK DOOR ILLEGAL CORRUPTION, probable their vote by mail, or EVEN LARGER ISSUES THEY ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED, There man goal IS TO take this GREAT COUNTRY AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT and DESTROY IT, WE CANNOT ALLOW THEM TO DO THIS, WE AMERICANS HAVE TO STAND VIGILANTE AND LET THEM KNOW WE ARE FINISHED WITH THEIR CRIMINAL CORRUPT ACTIONS. WE NEED TO PUT OUR VOICES LARGER THEN LIGHT, USA USA USA America UNITED WE STAND , DIVIDED WE FALL, lets not allow their corrupt ways divide US, ,

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    Cg May 4, 2020

    Their salary should be withheld immediately.No work no pay.Tax payers get shorted All the time!Senate should send resolution to pres to stop this crap!

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    Mary Luy May 5, 2020

    Democratic party The Lazy Party. Old Pelosi, her squad , crying Chuck Schummer, Pinocchio Schiff and others do not like to work. They never did. Their only concern is get money from the government to spend in their non sense purposes and to pay illegals for votes. Maybe this time people will wise up and see how the party is. 8 years of Obams made them more lazy. They really sold America to China for good amount of $$. All are now millionaires. And the people still poor.

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