Senate Votes Pushed to Tuesday

Posted February 7, 2010 at 3:00pm

Updated: 5:32 p.m.

Senate leaders have decided to push back votes to Tuesday in light of the weekend snowstorm that blanketed Washington, D.C., and halted activity at area airports.

Rather than voting on two Obama administration nominees Monday evening, the Senate will hold those votes Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The Democratic and Republican weekly lunches will move to Wednesday, rather than taking place as usual on Tuesday, giving Senators an extra day to return to the nation’s capital. Both chambers will adjourn Friday for a weeklong President’s Day recess.

Meanwhile, on the House side, the Chief Administrative Officer announced on Sunday that operations would be reduced to “essential services only” on Monday, due to the massive snowfall.

In the e-mail to House staff, the CAO warned that only “minimal support and operations services” would be available in the House office buildings and noted the House day care center will be closed.

The Longworth Cafeteria will open from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. but will serve only coffee and sandwiches. The e-mail said the times were subject to change based on staffing levels.