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House majority leader blasts McConnell for holding Senate sessions, ignoring health experts

House majority leader blasts McConnell for holding Senate sessions, ignoring health experts

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., on Tuesday blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for holding regular Senate sessions during the pandemic and defending the use of proxy voting in the House to protect members and staff from the coronavirus.

McConnell called his members back to Washington earlier this month to take votes on non-coronavirus legislation, including the confirmation of new Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe.

But Hoyer slammed McConnell failing to take up the House's $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill that will give struggling families another round of cash assistance, expand food aid and infuse states and local governments with money.

"It is sad that the Majority Leader of the United States Senate has dismissed it as dead on arrival.

Democrats approved the temporary plan earlier this month, and now House Republicans intend to challenge its legality in court, Fox News has learned.

Source: www.foxnews.com
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