Lawmakers Ditch Stimulus Bill for Vacation

Lawmakers Ditch Stimulus Bill for Vacation

(FinancialHealth.net) – For weeks, Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been trying to hash out a stimulus bill to help Americans get through the coronavirus crisis. They’ve been so ineffective, President Donald Trump had to step in on August 8 and sign four executive orders as stop-gap measures. Now, instead of completing the job, the Senate has abandoned talks.

On August 13, the Senate left Washington, DC to begin a nice, long summer vacation. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) adjourned the chamber until September 8, and the House of Representatives isn’t supposed to get back to work until September 14.

This is one of the reasons Congress has an approval rating of 18%. Instead of staying on Capitol Hill for as long as it takes to get the job done, they are going on vacation. Imagine taking a nice month-long break when the people who pay your salary are suffering. It’s outrageous.

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