“This is Not a Game,” Leader McConnell Said; Relief Talks Have Stopped, Not Stalled

Lawmakers have not returned to the negotiating table this week. The U.S. House left Washington on Friday, July 31 and the Senate’s scheduled session ended Friday, August 7. It seems the chances for a fifth COVID-19 agreement coming together this week have faded as relief talks have not just stalled, but stopped. The U.S. capitol is being described as “empty” and there is “no stimulus bill in the works.”

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