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By Tim Leeds 

Senate Amtrak hearing postponed


Last updated 10/6/2020 at 11:17am

The office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., reported that, due to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recessing the Senate until Oct. 19 because of increasing cases of COVID-19, a hearing on Amtrak scheduled for Wednesday has postposed.

Tester is pushing aggressively to get the hearing rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so, his office said.

McConnell has said Judiciary Committee hearings on the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would confirm, but most of the workings of the Senate are on hold.

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