(RightWing.org) – The Senate returned to work Monday morning for the first major session since March 25. New social distancing rules will be followed to protect lawmakers from COVID-19, but the upper house of America’s legislature is back in business.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called senators back into session this week to cover a variety of business. On the agenda are confirming vital federal appointments and debating further relief for workers affected by the pandemic. The Capitol’s attending physician has given advice on how to keep working while maintaining distances. Senators will enter the chamber to speak or vote, then return to their offices. Meanwhile, most staff will continue to work remotely.
All across America, essential workers are following expert advice and taking new precautions while they continue reporting for duty. Starting Monday, the Senate will do the same. We will continue to stand together for the American people — even as we stand six feet apart. pic.twitter.com/V44KNzrgRf
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) May 1, 2020
The House has no plans to go back to work this week, although they will move ahead with a committee meeting on the pandemic.
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