Fri Mar 27, 2020 AT 11:28 AM EDT
Late in the evening on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed lawmakers in the chamber that, following a vote to pass a historic $2 trillion economic relief package, the Senate would close for business until April 20. He said it was to protect senators and staff from the spread of the coronavirus.
But McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, hinted that more economic aid might be needed and that the Senate should “stay nimble” and prepare to return sooner.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, McConnell’s Democratic counterpart across the Capitol, suggested that members of Congress shouldn’t count on remaining away so long. Read Full Story