House to hold moment of silence

Speaker Boehner speaks to President Obama after the Boston bombing. (Photo courtesy office of House Speaker Boehner)

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is expected to lead a moment of silence in the House of Representatives for the victims of the explosions in Boston during votes this evening.

The moment of silence will come at approximately 6:30 p.m. Speaker Boehner spoke to President Obama about the bombing, which took place near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Obama also spoke with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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