The Senate went to recess on Monday in response to the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidCommunities struggling with decline of coal can’t wait any longer on RECLAIM Act Week ahead: AT&T-Time Warner merger under scrutiny This week: Government funding deadline looms 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 McConnellCommunities struggling with decline of coal can’t wait any longer on RECLAIM Act Juan Williams: McConnell won big by blocking Obama Republicans want to grease tracks for Trump 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.