The White House, and so far Senate Republicans, are hell bent on getting back to “normal,” even if normal means hundreds of thousands of new cases and mass death.
Congress takes 2 weeks off while the country is raging with COVID-19.
“Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer summed up the situation last week in a floor statement: “The Republican majority has been out to lunch since we passed the Cares Act way back in March. […] It’s been over three months since the Republican Senate has considered major covid-relief legislation. Weekly unemployment claims are measured in the millions. States are shedding public service jobs in the tens of thousands. The number of new cases is accelerating in nearly half of our states. […] Just how much more assessment do we need?”