(RightWing.org) – The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives intended to return to Washington, DC, on May 4 to resume its response to the coronavirus pandemic in full force. That Congressional reunion has been delayed indefinitely by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). This delay is at the detriment of people and businesses who are relying on the government’s response to stay afloat.
Hoyer justified continuing the House’s delay saying that House physicians warned against meeting in person now because it’s dangerous for lawmakers. He further stated that the House isn’t ready “to consider the CARES 2 legislation” yet. Not everyone agrees with Hoyer, however. As White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said during an interview, the next few months are going to be rough for the US and there’s no time to waste.
WH economic adviser Kevin Hassett: "The next couple of months are going to look terrible." pic.twitter.com/4FXmj8qyx0
— The Hill (@thehill) April 26, 2020
While the House stays at home, Hasset said that Whtie House officials are studying the potential need for more stimulus checks. Trump had stated in early April that another wave of relief checks was “absolutely under serious consideration.” Also, similar to Trump’s response to help aid states in re-opening their economies, the White House just released a new set of documents to help guide states through virus testing processes.
The White House’s response is in stark contrast to the sluggish behavior displayed by the House. Democrats push for policies unrelated to COVID-19 and delay legislation from passing. Real leadership can be found where the president spends his days.
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