Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Senate session moved due to earthquake

Senate session moved due to earthquake:

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) will open Tuesday’s pro-forma session of the Senate at the Postal Square Building because of safety issues at the Capitol following a 5.9-magnitude earthquake.

Republicans have demanded that Senate Democrats hold periodic pro-forma sessions of the upper chamber to block President Obama from making recess appointments.

Senators from nearby states, usually Virginia and Maryland, oversee the pro-forma sessions, which typically last a few minutes..............................

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