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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that the House may return to Washington the week of May 11, after scrapping plans to return next week, based on the advice of the Capitol physician.
“We’re not coming back this week. Our plan is to come back the following week,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference.
She implied, however, that lawmakers will return to Washington only once the second Cares Act is ready for a vote.
“We must do a Cares bill now — we cannot put that off,” she said. “… The next bill will be Cares 2 and how we address it.”
Pelosi also noted that members of some committees, such as the Small Business Committee, may return next week.
House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), Pelosi’s choice to chair the select committee overseeing the coronavirus response, said his panel could meet next week, as well.
“We’ll be on the phone tomorrow, …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]