Tennessee State House adjourns over freezing weather

Tennessee State House adjourns over freezing weather

February 18th, 2015 by Staff Report in Politics State

Tennessee state capitol

Tennessee state capitol

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

NASHVILLE - Ice, snow, freezing temperatures and the threat of more prompted the state House to adjourn this afternoon. 

"We will adjourn until [next] Monday rather than Thursday," Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga said as the 99-member chamber convened with many representatives absent due to the weather. "Give you all a long weekend."

Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, agreed, noting "the leadership thought this would be the best avenue to take."

The Senate, which convened earlier today, plans on holding committee hearings and adjourn Thursday morning in their floor session.

The House had 81 of 99 members show up today. The Senate had 24 of 33 members.


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