McConnell Announces Senate Recess Cancelled to Work on Coronavirus Package – Congress Closes Capitol to Public
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) cancelled next week’s Senate recess to work with Pelosi to get a bipartisan Coronavirus package ready.
McConnell announces the Senate recess next week canceled. Says he’s working with Pelosi to get a bipartisan coronavirus pkg ready
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Congress also shut down the US Capitol, House and Senate office buildings to the public until April 1 in response to the Coronavirus, reported the Associated Press.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday made it clear during her weekly presser that it’s her way or nothing when it comes to addressing the Coronavirus.
Pelosi smacked her hand on the lectern as she told reporters that she is not willing to negotiate with Republicans and work with them on a Coronavirus response bill.
Congress cannot leave until they can agree to a bill that can pass the House, Senate, and be ready for a signature from President Trump.
After delaying a vote on a Coronavirus bill, to run ads for Super Tuesday, Pelosi is now saying she will not wait another day to work with Republicans.
“We don’t need 48 hours, we need to just make a decision to help families right now… I’m not sticking around because they don’t want to agree to language,” Pelosi said.