After quake, Senate in session in nearby building

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate held an unusual session away from the Capitol after Tuesday's earthquake led to the evacuation of the building.

Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware presided over a 22-second technical session in a conference room in Postal Square, a building next to Union Station and two blocks northeast of the Capitol.

The session was necessary because Congress has not formally recessed, even though lawmakers are on a monthlong vacation.

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