Sen. Lee Delivers Floor Remarks on the Need for Senate to Reconvene

April 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) yesterday spoke on the Senate floor on the essential need for the Senate to reconvene and take up legislation to reopen the American economy.

“We've seen health care providers working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We've seen the president and his staff at the White House working 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

We've seen the Centers for Disease Control and members of the public health community who have continued to work tirelessly.

Farmers and truck drivers and grocery store employees and pharmacists working to make sure that we continue to have access to the things we need in order to live.

We've seen members of the news media working overtime, even if, as is the case for many of them, they do so only to blame all of this – rather unfairly, in my opinion – on the President of the United States.

We see parents working both their jobs, both of them, and from home, and simultaneously homeschooling their children.

And yet, Congress is in recess.

This, Mr. President, is simply unacceptable. If COVID-19 requires Congress to act, then it requires Congress to convene.”

You can watch the speech here: It's Time for the Senate to Get Back to Work