House declares snow week

House declares snow week
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The House will be out of session this week due to “the severity of the winter storm in the D.C. area,” according to an email sent to lawmakers on Sunday.

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The House was already scheduled for a short week, with Democratic lawmakers attending their annual legislative retreat in Baltimore from Wednesday to Friday.

More than 10,000 flights were canceled to and from the East Coast due to the blizzard this weekend, making air travel back to the nation’s capital a perilous prospect.

Votes in the House will recommence on Feb. 1.

The Senate will return for votes at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

This report was updated at 2:27 p.m.