Bush’s service dog again pays tribute to his late owner

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According to USA TODAY, Trump on Saturday proclaimed a day of mourning.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that all state government agencies and offices would be closed Wednesday in honor of Bush's "lifetime of service".

In the midst of the period of mourning, first lady Melania Trump gave Laura Bush, one of her predecessors, a tour of holiday decorations at the White House, and the Trumps planned to visit the Bush family at the Blair House presidential guesthouse.

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Both the House and Senate shut down most business on Monday, with lawmakers quickly passing resolutions to allow Mr. Bush to lie in state in the Rotunda, and to use the catafalque, or funeral bier, that was first constructed to hold President Abraham Lincoln's casket in 1865.

Trump's relations with the Republican establishment have been rocky since his insurgent campaign took him to the party's nomination and then a shock election win in 2016.

Pelosi, who is vying to become House speaker when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in the new Congress, stood next to Kevin McCarthy, who will serve as the House Republican leader in the next Congress, as lawmakers filed in at the start of the event and the two could be seen speaking to one another.

11 a.m. ET - Arrival and funeral at Washington National Cathedral.

Dole's wife, Elizabeth, ran against the 41st President's son, George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election, eventually dropping out of the race and giving her endorsement to Bush.

The yellow Labrador, who served the late president until his death on Friday, walked into the Rotunda on a leash with Americans in wheelchairs who have benefited from the Americans with Disabilities Act that Bush signed.

"He embodied the characteristics we admire in a president: integrity, civility, dignity, humility", Schumer said during his speech.

The furry friend traveled the many miles from Texas to Washington D.C.to attend the open casket service, alongside the Bush family.

Randy Bates, a 48-year-old Idaho resident, made a decision to pay his respects because he was in town for work. He was a true public servant who dedicated his life to our country - as a decorated Navy pilot in World War II, as a representative for the people of Texas, as a diplomat, as a leader in our intelligence community, as vice president and as our president. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days out of respect for Bush.