lie in state

Watch: George H.W. Bush Lies In State in the Capitol Rotunda
 

The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda on Monday and Tuesday before a funeral service Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral. 

“His life was a hymn of honor. His legacy is grace perfected. His memory will belong to glory,” said Speaker Paul D. Ryan at the ceremony. “God bless the 41st President of the United States.” 

House Cancels Votes for Billy Graham to Lie in Honor in Capitol Rotunda
Senate will remain in session Wednesday and Thursday

Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye lies in state on Dec. 20, 2012, on Capitol Hill. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The House is shortening its Feb. 26 work week, canceling votes that Wednesday and Thursday, for the late Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

“As is traditional, votes are no longer expected in the House on Wednesday, February 28, or Thursday, March 1,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office announced. “Last votes next week will now occur during the evening hours of Tuesday, February 27.”