House Democrats are preparing to pass a resolution Friday that would set up a recess lasting until July 21.
Lawmakers returned to the Capitol for only the third time since mid-March, when the House recessed due to the threat of the coronavirus.
They will vote on a $3 trillion economic aid package as well as a resolution allowing virtual committee business and proxy voting for the next 45 days unless renewed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat.
The measure includes a provision “that allows the House to remain in recess until July 21,” a Republican leadership aide said.
A top Democrat aide said the provision was needed to block lawmakers (likely Republicans, who oppose the recess) from calling up votes during the pro forma sessions held every three days.
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