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Congress Won't Return Until May

Meanwhile, talks on helping small businesses appear to stall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the full Senate will not plan to return to the Capitol before May 4 — a delay from a planned return next Monday.

McConnell said the decision to change the schedule was made "following the advice of health experts" and in consultation with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. McConnell stressed that Congress continues to work remotely to respond to the economic impact of the coronavirus.

"As Senators continue working together from our home states, we must stay totally focused on fighting this pandemic and strengthening our nation. The coronavirus does not take days off and the United States Senate must not either, wherever we are," McConnell said in a written statement on Tuesday.

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