Business in the Senate was at a halt on Wednesday morning, as several lawmakers attended the funeral service for Tim Russert.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), as well as Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) attended the private funeral service at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also attended the service, along with presidential candidates and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.).
An invitation-only memorial service was to be held at the Kennedy Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Russert, NBCs Washington bureau chief and moderator of Meet the Press, died Friday from a heart attack. After hearing the news, many Members rushed to express their condolences.
The Senate could possibly vote to proceed toward a housing bill Wednesday afternoon.