Majority Leader Mitch McConnell teed up a procedural vote for next week.
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Lawmakers had set July Fourth as a goal to pass a bill to fight the virus.
Senators voted 46-52 against putting aside the bipartisan proposal.
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Iran might not change course for another 10 or 20 years, Chris Coons predicted.
Rep. Chaka Fattah had sought to remain in office until October.
Democrats ended their sit-in on the House floor at around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
The House passed the VA spending package early Thursday.
"There's an agreement to get votes and I'm very happy about that," Sen. Susan Collins said.
Democrats linked the ruling to the GOP's "reckless refusal" to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.
Senate Democrats have dismissed the GOP agreement.