Congress takes a snow day

McClatchy Washington BureauMarch 3, 2014 

Winter Weather Washington

Snow falls at the White House in Washington, Monday, March. 3, 2014, prompting area schools and the federal government to close for the wintry weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the greater Washington Metropolitan region.


Congress is taking a snow day.

The Senate and House of Representatives had planned to meet Monday and vote, but because of the winter storm clobbering the nation's capital, they'll wait until Tuesday.

That means a busy Tuesday--President Barack Obama is to unveil his fiscal 2015 budget. Wednesday, House and Senate committees plan hearings to quiz administration officials about the plan.

Among the postponed House votes is a measure expressing support for the people of Venezuela as they pursue democratic goals.

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