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WASHINGTON DC - JANUARY 18 National Guardsmen and various law enforcement agencies were out in full force as rehearsals were underway for the Inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The massive security presence is due to the January 6th violent assault on the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that resulted in 5 deaths. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)
UNITED STATES - JULY 1: Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.,attends the House Armed Services Committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in Longworth Building on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
BURLINGTON, IA - AUGUST 07: Former Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks about White Nationalism during a campaign press conference on August 7, 2019 in Burlington, Iowa. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - FEBRUARY 27: President Joe Biden address the Nation on his push for a new coronavirus relief package from the Rosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 2020. NYTVIRUS
WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters gather storm the Capitol and halt a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 11:  The Trump International Hotel located at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. The building that was the Old Post office and Clock Tower was completed in 1899 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)
Dusk falls over the Capitol, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Washington. Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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TPM reporter Kate Riga has been following all of Congress’ failed attempts to pass any type of COVID-19 relief bill for the last several weeks. But even with the Senate back in session, there doesn’t appear to be a clear end in sight.

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It’s Time For Congress To Lead By Example. It’s Time For Remote Voting.
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WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, DECEMBER 10, 2019:U.S. Representative, Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaking at a press conference where Democrats announced the next steps in the impeachment inquiry.
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