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House of Representatives off on Monday due to Hurricane Irma

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The House of Representatives will not convene for votes on Monday due to Hurricane Irma. 

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., made the decision on Sunday as Hurricane Irma moved up Florida's Gulf Coast. 

"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," a release from McCarthy's office said. 

The House is expected to reconvene on Tuesday. 

Last week, the majority of Florida's congressional delegation including Miami Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Carlos Curbelo and Mario Diaz-Balart missed votes, including a $15 billion hurricane relief package, as they left Washington to prepare for Irma.   

The U.S. Senate will convene on Monday afternoon. 

 

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