Democrat Representative Ro Khanna (D-Cali) has blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her “absurd” recess arguing that lawmakers should be working.
According to Fox News:
“I think Congress should be in session,” Khanna said Tuesday during a Facebook town hall with his constituents. “I think it’s absurd for Congress to be going on a break during a pandemic and a national crisis.”
The last time the House took votes was Friday, July 31. No votes are expected in the House until the week of Sept. 14 unless both parties can reach a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had been in talks with the White House in recent weeks over a stimulus deal, but they are still not close on finding common ground. Democrats had wanted at least $3 trillion in aid, while the GOP pitched a $1 trillion plan.
It is typical for Congress to recess during August, but the situation is different this year with the pandemic wreaking havoc on people’s lives and businesses.