Worried about virus, U.S. House won’t return — for now

LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the stark, startling reality that Congress may not be able to fully resume for a year, House leaders are desperately reaching for work-from-home options after a revolt from the ranks over the health risks of convening in the coronavirus pandemic. House Democratic leaders abruptly reversed course Tuesday, shelving plans for the chamber's 400-plus lawmakers to return for work on the next virus aid package after warnings from the Capitol physician that the public health danger was too great. The Senate, with its smaller numbers, still expects to return next Monday. "We had no choice," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. "If the House physician recommends that we not come back, then we have to take that guidance." It's n
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