Urgent: Even though federal government is closed, House and Senate still in session
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Even though the federal government in Washington has closed for the day due to the pending snowstorm, the House and Senate are forging ahead.
The House is scheduled to debate and vote on a $982 billion plan to (ironically) avoid a government shutdown. That debate starts this morning and wraps up.
The House however has cancelled a number of hearings, including one by the Science Committee about Earth getting hit by comets and meteors (but now major snowstorms).
In the Senate, it still plans a cloture vote on a circuit court judge nominee. And the Juduiciary Committee holds a hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder on Justice Department Oversight.
A few other things have been cancelled here and there. But for the most part, the House and Senate are forging ahead.
Senior Producer for Capitol Hill