The emergency powers were extended in a 185-151 vote on Monday night.
The convoy protests have since prompted officials to heighten security within Washington, D.C., surrounding President Biden‘s State of the Union address next week.
“Law enforcement agencies across the National Capital Region are aware of plans for a series of truck convoys arriving in Washington, DC around the time of the State of the Union. As with any demonstration, the USCP [U.S. Capitol Police] will facilitate lawful First Amendment activity,” the Capitol Police announced in a statement last week.
“The USCP is closely coordinating with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including DC’s Metropolitan Police Department, the United States Park Police, the United States Secret Service and other allied agencies to include the DC National Guard,” the law enforcement agency added. (Source)