Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced Saturday that the House would postpone work on a health care repeal measure and all other legislation in the wake of a deadly attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
In a statement released by his office Saturday night, Cantor announced that “All legislation currently scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives next week is being postponed so that we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today’s tragedy.”
Cantor’s office was expected to provide more details Sunday.
Leadership was also believed to be working on activities surrounding the tragedy, although what that would entail remained unclear.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.