America surpasses a grim milestone, according to CNN’s tally. Johns Hopkins reports there are more than 500,000 cases globally.
On an afternoon call with her Democratic Caucus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposed any attempt by a lawmaker to force House members to return to Washington for the vote on the $2 trillion stimulus bill, saying such a move would be “inexcusable” and amount to “selfishness,” according to two sources on the call.
Pelosi, along with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and a number of other rank-and-file were blunt about their preference for the vote to occur by voice Friday, rather than an in-person roll-call vote.
Several members expressed concerns about traveling amid the coronavirus pandemic, noting they have health issues or live with someone with health concerns. Others noted their challenges in traveling back to Washington, DC.
At least 10 members expressed their concerns on the call, noting that the …continued .
[Original Source: CNN]