House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Thursday that the House of Representatives should return from a prolonged break and “get back to work.”
“This isnt just about opening up a campus. It is about restoring the voice of every American who needs their government to work for them, especially in this critical time,” he told reporters in Washington.
“I believe Congress is essential. And just like essential workers in our communities, its time that we get back to work.”
Democrat leaders pushed back a return that was slated for May 4, citing views from the House physician.
“We hope to come back very soon,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters late last month.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week that the House could return to session as soon as the week of May 11. She was scheduled to hold a press conference at 10:45 a.m.
McCarthy and House Republicans outlined a plan on Monday for returning to session, including slowly phasing in committee work by using a staggered calender, alternating use of larger rooms to comply with social distancing recommendations.
“If you go to the other side of the house, the Senate is working. If you go two blocks away, you can get a tea or a latte. But the Democrats on thisRead More From Source