It’s official. The United States Senate is taking a break.
According to a new report released by Business Insider, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has just adjourned the U.S. Senate until November 9th – which is after the presidential election.
U.S. Senate Adjourned
Mitch McConnell’s move to shut down the Senate means that additional coronavirus aid is unlikely until after the election. And the decision also comes as Republicans won a major victory by confirming Justice Amy Barrett to the Supreme Court with a 52-48 vote.
The Senate is expected to return on November 9th. However, due to new mail in voting procedures, it might take days or even weeks to know the election results. As a result, it’s uncertain whether or not the presidential election will be decided when the U.S. Senate will be back in session.
David Popp, a representative for McConnell, has reportedly told Business Insider that he has “nothing to add” to what he described as McConnell’s “extensive remarks on the continued Democrat filibuster on COVID relief in the Senate.”
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