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After Calls From GOP Rank And File, Senate Delays Recess To Address COVID-19 Fallout

UNITED STATES - MARCH 10: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives back in the Capitol aboard the Senate subway on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
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March 12, 2020 1:22 p.m.

Update: The Senate has canceled its planned recess.

 

The jetfumes that usually waft through the Capitol on Thursday afternoons — when Congress usually wraps up its work week in Washington — have been replaced this week with chaos: some rank-and-file Senate Republicans have made clear that they don’t want to leave without voting on a measure that would address the coronavirus.

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