As Congress is set to begin its second week back in session following its August recess, the House is not expected to hold any votes Monday due to absences caused by Hurricane Irma.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, released a statement Sunday afternoon, saying “due to the large number of absences as a result of Hurricane Irma, Members are advised that no votes are expected in the House tomorrow, Monday, September 11th.”
Legislative debate is expected to resume on Tuesday, with floor votes set to be held at 6:30 p.m that evening. Last votes for the week are still scheduled to occur on Thursday.
It is unclear if the Senate will also pause floor debates as a result of the monster storm. Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson joined “Face the Nation” on Sunday from their home state, where they both urged residents to heed warnings of local officials as the storm began its assault on Florida.
The center of the storm made landfall Sunday in the Florida Keys, then made landfall again later in the day on Marco Island, Florida.