Cornyn: Senate Shouldn’t Recess Without Passing Coronavirus Relief
by John Cornyn on August 4, 2020 at 9:02 AM
Yesterday on the floor, I called on the Senate not to recess until it passes the next coronavirus relief bill. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video can be found here.
Congress is not known for acting with speed and dispatch, and at most times that's actually probably a good thing because you make mistakes when you get in a big hurry. But there's no reason we can't come together and reach an agreement this week and get relief on the way to those who need it most.
Madam President, the Senate should not recess. We should not go back home for the August break until the next coronavirus bill is complete.
We really have a choice. We can do this the hard way, or we can do it the common sense and easier way, which is simply sit down, come together, and work our way through our differences. We know how to do it because we do it all the time, and it's the only way anything gets done.
We need to put the grandstanding, and the posturing, and the rhetoric, and the politicization of this pandemic on the shelf. We need to demonstrate we can work our differences out, and come together, and respond to that need.