The Senate went to recess on Monday in response to the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidFranken emerges as liberal force in hearings GOP eyes new push to break up California court The DC bubble is strangling the DNC MORE (D-Nev.) announced that in light of the attack, “we will recess the Senate until tomorrow morning.”
At least 12 people were killed and eight others were wounded in a shooting on Monday at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in Washington, D.C., according to reports. Security around the Capitol was heightened in response to the shooting.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellThis week: Congressional Republicans prepare to huddle with Trump Trump to meet with congressional leaders Monday: report Meet Trump's secret weapon on infrastructure MORE (R-Ky.) also said he was thinking of the victims.
“We’re all thinking about the victims at the Navy Yard,” McConnell said before Reid closed out Monday’s session.
The Senate will reconvene Tuesday at 10 a.m. Reid postponed two votes on the confirmation of Federal Claims Court judges.