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House cancels week’s votes after George H.W. Bush death

The House has opted to cancel votes all week in the wake of former President George H.W. Bush’s passing. 
“Members are advised that — in light of the passing of President George H.W. Bush — votes are no longer expected in the House this week,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) office advised members. “Next votes in the House are planned for Monday, December 10, at 6:30 PM.”
Bush will lay in state this week beginning on Monday evening, where an arrival ceremony is slated to take place in the Capitol Rotunda. 
The announcement comes as government funding and funding for the National Flood Insurance Program are slated to expire in coming days.
The House is expected to pass a two-week continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown by unanimous consent, according to a GOP leadership aide.
This article originally appeared on The Hill

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