Senate postpones votes until Wednesday due to snow


Snow falls in front of the U.S. Capitol on March 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The U.S. Senate has postponed votes originally scheduled for Monday evening until Wednesday morning as snowfall across Washington forced the postponement of legislative business.

The Senate will reconvene Tuesday afternoon and will be open so that senators may speak if they want, but there will be no roll call votes, leadership aides said. Instead, votes will begin Wednesday morning on a series of confirmation votes for nominees to district courts and Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Votes will continue later Wednesday and Thursday on nominees before senators move on to debating the reauthorization of a child-care development block grant program.

The House is still scheduled to reconvene and hold its first votes of the week Tuesday evening.

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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