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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said during an interview Monday night that he is putting forth a bill this week to bring an immediate end to the COVID emergency that was started under former President Donald Trump and has been extended for nearly three years under the Biden administration.

McCarthy made the remarks on Fox Business after Biden told Congress this week that he will end extend the COVID-19 national emergency and the public health emergency on May 11.

“We’re putting a bill on the floor to end this pandemic,” McCarthy said. “Do you realize that 47 percent of the federal employees are still not in for work? When we took the majority and I became speaker, one of my first actions was make members of Congress to come back to work. For the first time in history, members of Congress didn’t have to show up, and they kept getting paid.” Read more…