Senators Return to Capitol Hill

Social distancing rules to be put in place. 

On Monday, the Senate returned to Washington D.C. in order to bring a new session to order amid the third month of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has not met in person for over a month due to the outbreak. As safety measures, Senators have been instructed to wear masks, stay six feet apart, and have as many staff members work from home as possible. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated, “I think we can conduct our business safely” with regards to the spread of the disease. However, the Capitol physician expressed concerns with the ability to test lawmakers for warning signs of the disease. A memo from the Office of the Attending Physician said it “continues to recommend teleworking for all Congressional offices.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to protect Senators and Representatives from COVID-19.
  • That this session of Congress would bring much-needed aid to the nation.
  • For God to lead Majority Leader McConnell to the best legislation. 

Sources: AP, Politico, CNN


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