Senate Still Scheduled to Reconvene Tuesday

Posted February 8, 2010 at 12:23pm

The Senate is sticking with its plan to reconvene for votes Tuesday at 5 p.m., even as the region struggles to dig out from a weekend blizzard and braces for another snowstorm expected to strike Tuesday evening.

The chamber is scheduled to vote Tuesday on procedural motions on the nominations of Joseph Greenaway to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Craig Becker, a controversial nominee to the National Labor Relations Board. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) originally scheduled those votes for Monday evening, but pushed the timetable back to accommodate for the difficult travel conditions.

The Democratic and Republican weekly lunches have also been pushed back to Wednesday, and both chambers will adjourn Friday for the weeklong President’s Day recess.

This week’s delayed schedule, announced to Members Sunday, remains in place even though another winter storm is expected to dump eight to 10 inches of fresh snow on the city. A spokeswoman for Reid said plans could change again depending on weather and travel conditions.