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“My big challenge here is, how can you do another bill and not have committees work? Are you going to have just a few people craft this?

“When I laid out my letter today it starts out with what Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail’…

“My letter is not a partisan letter at all… and part of it [comes from] this bipartisan group that we put together to work on this. There’s different phases to it —¬†we should bring a few committees back now, because you want to have social distancing [and take care of] NDAA, water resources… and [the] appropriation bill, so bring those subcommittees back. They could be in bigger rooms to [maintain] social distancing…

“And we want to make an agreement with one another: Let’s put the partisanship aside, let’s [stop] those political games being played. And these bills would actually be more bipartisan [and] bicameral. So once the bills are done and move through you could bring the rest of Congress back [and] we can change how Congress looks inside by how we vote…

“I think [we have the] capability of making this happen, so when these bills come out of committee you’d be [told] this is the day we’re going to vote…¬†They can vote on that specific day, maybe two days, and then depart, but you’ve got to get Congress working again. It is essential that we work.”