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


We’re 430 members. The decision was made on the strength of our numbers and people coming together,” Pelosi stated. “Everybody wants to open up the Congress. Republicans want to open up the Congress. We do, too. But we want to do it in a way” that cuts back on exposure.

Pelosi and McConnell had the same view on not taking up the Trump administration’s offer of 1,000 COVID-19 assessments.

The legislative heads stated that they were grateful for “the generous offer,” but “Congress wants to keep directing resources to the front-line facilities where they can do the most good the most quickly.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said to Politico that he did not like that McConnell and Pelosi didn’t accept the assessments. Portions of the country will probably see trouble and the assessments could stop the pandemic from going further throughout Capitol Hill.

“Remember how many people from other parts of the country come to this location,” he said.

Washington, D.C., where Capitol Hill is, is seeing an increase in COVID-19 situations.