The U.S. House has canceled plans for members to return to D.C. next week

04.30.20 | Bob Price, Brandon Dickson

The switch comes after a capitol physician recommended lawmakers stay away until they finalize plans for telework and maintaining social distancing.

New York Congressman Tom Reed says his bipartisan group is working on a plan that would allow lawmakers to safely return to Washington.

Representative Antonio Delgado of New York 19th Congressional District notes the "shift" may be difficult for lawmakers at first.

Despite the House action, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will be back on Monday, May 4.