With Some of USA Going Back to Business, Members of Congress Consider if They Should Continue Their Own Labors

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As some states have begun to open their doors again following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some United States lawmakers have also wanted to go back to work, while others haven’t, USA TODAY reported.

The Senate resumes work this week. It follows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stating that it is vital for the legislative body to continue working on addressing the pandemic.

“If it is essential for doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, truck drivers, grocery store workers and other brave Americans to keep carefully manning their duty stations, then it is essential for senators to carefully man ours and support them,” McConnell said.

The House was going to be working this week, too, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) chose to not bring lawmakers back to the U.S. Capitol after talking with the House sergeant at arms and House attending physician’s office about being exposed not just to members of Congress, but their aides, law enforcement and additional employees who would need to be attending to congressional work.