Senate postponing votes until Tuesday

The Senate has decided to postpone its votes until Tuesday after a massive snowstorm dumped about two feet of snow on the Washington area this weekend.

The upper chamber will convene on Monday, but only to postpone its scheduled votes until the next day.

Don Stewart, communications director for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), laid out the Senate's plans on Twitter:

Senate sched update: Monday's roll call votes will be moved to Tues. Senate will be in at 2 on tues; the first roll call vote at 5:00 pm.

The Senate will convene Monday only for the purpose of moving scheduled votes to Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) confirmed the plan Sunday.


Reid adjourned the Senate at 3 p.m. on Thursday to allow senators to return home before the storm descended on the city Friday.

The postponement of the votes will allow senators even more time to get back to Washington.

All three major airports in the Washington area were shut down for parts of the weekend as were Amtrak trains. Amtrak service has since been restored. 

No tours of the Capitol will be given on Monday, as the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) will remain closed due to the recent snowstorm, officials announced on Sunday.

Jordy Yager contributed to this report