I recently had an Ask A Lib question about Congress’ official activities during the epic East Coast blizzard in February of 2010. The best place to go is to the Congressional Record daily issues for the 111th Congress on THOMAS. Here’s a recap, in case you were feeling too hot today:
On Thursday, February 4, the House agreed to adjourn from Friday, February 5 until Tuesday, February 9. Despite inclement weather, this was not an uncommon adjournment period for either chamber. The House ended up meeting very briefly on Friday, and then adjourning until 12:30pm on Tuesday, the 9th.
On the 4th, the Senate also met and agreed to adjourn until 2pm on Monday, February 8. Again, a long weekend is not uncommon. On the 8th, the Senate conducted five minutes of business, and adjourned until the following afternoon.
On February 9, H.Con.Res. 235 was proposed in the House to recess both chambers until February 22. The House agreed to adjourn until Friday, February 10, or until the Senate responded. Neither chamber met on the 10th because the Office of Personnel Management closed federal buildings. However, on the 11th it was noted in the Senate how bad the snow storm had gotten, H.Con.Res. 235 was agreed to by the Senate, and they too adjourned until February 22.