Washington, D.C. Update: February 1, 2016 January 29, 2016 Congress was scheduled to have a half week of work last week, but due to the blizzard that hit the D.C. area, the House cancelled their legislative session. The Senate voted on a number of amendments to an energy package, consideration of which will continue this week. The Democrats were in Baltimore January 27-29 for their annual legislative retreat. They discussed a multitude of issues, including national security, criminal justice overhauls and trade. Both chambers will be in session during the next two weeks, though all eyes will be on Iowa for the caucuses, which are taking place today.