The House will remain in recess until at least April 20, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Monday in a statement that aligns the schedule with the U.S. Senate, which has adjourned for weeks due to the threat of the coronavirus.
The announcement comes one day after President Trump extended federal social distancingguidelines until the end of April. Congress could stick to that schedule, too.
“This update does not mean that the House will come back on April 20,” a Democratic aide said. “It could be later depending on the circumstances.”
Both the House and Senate will continue to hold pro forma sessions in which no business is conducted.