US House cancels August recess amid coronavirus aid bill talks

Author: Greg Michalowski | Category: News

The more they delay the less time to campaign (but coronavirus is putting a limit on that ability anyway)

The US House has canceled their August recess amid coronavirus a bill talks.  Rep Hoyer says house to remain in session until deal reached on coronavirus relief legislation.
  • US House expected to meet at some point during August as coronavirus aid bill negotiations continue
Meanwhile, the emergency unemployment payments will expire today. Those emergency payments total $600 per week.

Sen. McConnell when he justified taking out lowering the payroll tax, said that they wanted a quick agreement so that senators could get back to their states to campaign for the difficult election ahead. It seems that the delay may still keep senators and representatives from their home states. On the positive side, shaking hands and kissing babies (or having elaborate fundraising events) are not a wise move with the coronavirus situation.

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