Senators As Refugees
Roll Call reports that renovation work that will shut off access to the Senate chamber, galleries and lobby will go on as planned. This, despite, the House's failed vote to officially adjourn, which forces the Senate to conduct pro forma sessions every three days. From the story:
Except for occasional debates on classified information that are held in the Old Senate Chamber, the last time Senators met off the floor was last August, when an earthquake prompted the evacuation of the Capitol and the interruption of a pro forma session. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) presided in a room in the Postal Square Building next to Union Station
Before that, [Senate Historian Don] Ritchie said, the last time the Senate was displaced was in 1814, when the British burned down part of the Capitol during the War of 1812.