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Senate will not pass emergency coronavirus bailout for DAYS


The Senate will remain in session this week, despite the coronavirus outbreak

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to bring the emergency coronavirus stimulus package for a vote – but not until later in the week 

Instead, the Senate is first voting on renewing intelligence surveillance laws 

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin asserted the Senate should bring the bill up for a vote by unanimous consent instead of focusing on renewing FISA 

'Given this pandemic, time is of the essence and we should not delay,' he said in a statement Sunday

The Senate is heading to the Capitol as the House recesses as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the nation

The average age of senators is 62.9, meaning dozens of lawmakers on the Hill this week are higher-risk individuals