The delta variant surges. Cases spike, even among vaccinated persons. People are getting sick.
Congress is a mirror of American society.
The House of Representatives was out of session in late July. But the Senate met into early August, working on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a budget framework for a massive social spending plan.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., tested positive on Aug. 2. Graham became the first senator to test positive for COVID-19 since Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., on Nov. 20, 2020.
But then came Aug. 19. The Senate had wrapped up its business for a truncated August recess