House cancels Thursday session over snowstorm
© Greg Nash

The House will truncate its schedule this week due to an anticipated snowstorm in the Washington area on Thursday.


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyFormer Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Greene apologizes for comparing vaccine rules to Holocaust Pelosi, leaders seek to squelch Omar controversy with rare joint statement MORE's (R-Calif.) office announced Tuesday that the House will adjourn for the week on Wednesday. That means House members will return to their districts for a weeklong recess a day early, and won't return to the capital until Monday, March 16.

With a large group of lawmakers preparing to travel to Selma, Ala., later this week for the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march, the storm could have complicated flight plans for many.

The National Weather Service estimates the storm could dump at least five inches of snow on the area.

Lawmakers are also no longer facing an urgent legislative deadline now that a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security has been averted.

The House currently has two bills left on its schedule for the week. A measure to authorize funding for Amtrak was slated for a vote Wednesday, while a bill to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from basing regulations on "secret science" research not made available to the public was planned for Thursday.

The notice from McCarthy's office said that more details on the remaining schedule for the week will be released later Tuesday.

The House will vote on a bill authorizing funds for Amtrak. Last votes of the day and week are expected around 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.