What are House staffers doing during the pandemic?
RollCall’s Katherine Tully-McManus writes:
House members on both sides of the aisle responded with disbelief when asked by CQ Roll Call if they too were considering layoffs while the coronavirus slowed down action in the House. “Oh, my guys are working. My folks are working too hard to think about layoffs,” Illinois Republican Rodney Davis said. An array of lawmakers told CQ Roll Call that the coronavirus has prompted shifts in staff resources, especially to handle the casework explosion. “That would be too bad if we’re laying people off,” said Rep. Tim Ryan, who chairs the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee. “We’ve been fully engaged. We’re getting hammered with casework.”