March 4 threat to Capitol prompts House to cancel votes

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The House of Representatives canceled votes Thursday amid security threats aimed at the Capitol, House leadership abruptly announced Wednesday evening.
Instead, lawmakers will work late into Wednesday evening, voting on measures originally scheduled to be decided Thursday.

One critical vote moved to Thursday involved the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which, if passed, would implement a series of changes to policing.

There are 10 hearings scheduled Thursday between the House and the Senate, but as of Wednesday evening, it was unclear if those hearings will be canceled or be held virtually.

Earlier in the day, the U.S. Capitol Police said it uncovered a potential plot by an unidentified militia group to breach the Capitol on Thursday.

Thursday is March 4, the date QAnon conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will return to power.

In a statement, the Capitol Police said it is "aware and prepared for" any potential threats toward members of Congress or the Capitol complex.

"We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4," the statement read. "We have already made significant security upgrades to include establishing a physical structure and increasing…
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