Senators Pretty Much Done for the Week
Updated: 3:55 p.m.
Senators are expected to return to the Capitol on Thursday, but with nothing on the floor to consider, Members aren’t expected to cast any votes until after the Presidents Day recess.
Before the chamber gavels in at 2:30 p.m., Democrats will hold a caucus meeting at 12:30 p.m. to discuss the jobs package that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had hoped to clear before adjourning Friday for the weeklong break. Reid, whose office is closed Wednesday due to the blizzard-like conditions in Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that the jobs bill would likely be punted to the next work period, which begins on Feb. 22.
“I doubt seriously there will be any votes this week,” Reid said on the floor Tuesday. “It appears, from what I have been able to hear, people now cannot get planes to get here and they are having trouble getting planes to get out of here, so it has made for a very difficult situation.”
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office is also closed Wednesday.