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Should The Non-Essential U.S. Congress, Currently On Recess, Shut Down Permanently?

i.e. should they just not bother coming back to "work", ever.

Rest of the United States of America is in virtual complete shutdown, apart from "essential" businesses (food service, utilities etc.)
Citizens are (or should be according to local/regional edict) in quarantine at home. Not at work/their jobs (if they still have one at this point)>

How is the U.S. Congress in any way shape or form "essential" to American human beings living their daily lives?

Even law enforcement / the court systems nationwide are on a shoestring Skeleton Crew operational and service-the-community status at the moment.
Why do we need Congress, or Congressmembers?