The House and Senate are both in recess this week. The Senate will remain in recess until Monday, April 20, while the House left Washington last Friday without a fixed return date. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced today that the House is looking at possibly holding hearings during the three-week recess, likely virtually. Additionally, the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms announced today that the Capitol Visitor Center and House and Senate office buildings will be closed to the public through Friday, May 1; members, staff, press and visitors on official business will have continued access to the Capitol facilities.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters today that the "fourth phase of coronavirus stimulus would be largely focused on helping the front-line medical workers, homebound parents and patients afflicted by the deadly virus - people who may have fallen through the cracks in Congress's earlier responses to the fast-spreading pandemic. As an additional component, Democrats are also eyeing new funding for water, broadband, schools and other infrastructure systems that have proven insufficient in the face of the current coronavirus crisis." Additionally, Speaker Pelosi stated that she "wants to have significantly more money for state and local governments" in the fourth legislative package.
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