- The Washington Times - Friday, July 31, 2020

The House delayed the start of its August recess Friday until a deal can be reached on coronavirus relief, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced.

“We will not start the August district work period until we pass appropriate COVID-19 relief to meet the current health and economic crisis confronting our people and our country,” the Maryland Democrat said.

Members were notified that they’ll be given 24 hours notice before a vote on any potential deal.

Democratic and Republican leaders have failed to pull together a deal on both a full coronavirus relief package or any stop-gap measures to extend unemployment benefits that are expiring Friday.

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