Congress is taking a snow day Monday

March 2, 2014

A major snowstorm approaching Washington has forced the cancellation of all votes scheduled in the House and Senate on Monday.

(Photo by Ian Livingston.)

Aides to top leaders said Sunday afternoon that votes originally scheduled for Monday evening in both chambers would be postponed until Tuesday. All other legislative business is also canceled, they said.

The decision comes as forecasters expect at least five to nine inches of snow to fall across much of the D.C. region Monday, which is likely to lead to widespread flight cancellations across the country and make it difficult for lawmakers to return in time for votes.

Monday evening votes have been delayed or postponed in the Senate several times in the past year due to inclement weather.

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.
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