Senate Makes Surprising Move To Protect Lawmakers

Now that the Senate has passed the stimulus bill, what’s next? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the Senate would take a month long break late Wednesday night just before voting on the bill. As it stands, the Senate won’t reconvene until April 20.

A two-week break was already planned to start on March 31. However, McConnell decided that the Senate needed a longer break, most likely to protect the legislators from the continued spread of the coronavirus. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) contracted the virus; effectively both chambers of Congress are now directly affected by COVID-19.

Liberals are angry about this decision to take a break in the midst of a pandemic.

McConnell did provide a caveat regarding the break. If the Senate needs to come back for a vote before April 20, then at least 24 hours of notification will be given before convening. So, the Senate won’t be absent as some liberals might be making them out to be.

Thank you to our friends at Right Wing for contributing this piece.