Burgess on Your World with Neil Cavuto: Congress Needs to Send the Right Message to the Country
Posted by on March 20, 2020 | comments
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health appeared on Fox News to assert that members of Congress, if healthy, should be ready to take action on combating this Coronavirus next week in Washington. Even though Congress is not exempt from the risk of this international pandemic, House leadership should prioritize finding a way for members to be present in order to deliberate on the third coronavirus economic relief package.

Here are the highlights:

Congress should be present to vote: I know there’s a lot of discussion about whether or not we need to be present to vote. I think we do. I think that sends a terrible message to the country if we say we’re going to vote on probably one of the biggest spending bills ever conceived and we’re going to phone it in. But we’ll see what people decide about that. I know those are ongoing discussions right now.

More relief is coming: The third [Coronavirus response] bill is supposed to pass the Senate today and then probably midweek next week—Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday—is when it will be available for the House to vote. It’ll probably be a prolonged vote, not a 15 minute vote, but we need to be there.

To watch the full interview, click here.



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