(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.
Coronavirus relief talks hit a wall once again as negotiators appeared completely unable to find common ground and lawmakers poised to leave Washington for the month-long August recess. https://t.co/cl0CqFMjcF
— ABC News (@ABC) August 13, 2020
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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