President George H.W. Bush's casket arrives in Washington to lie in state at Capitol

WASHINGTON — The body of former President George H.W. Bush arrived Monday afternoon on "Special Air Mission 41," a presidential aircraft temporarily renamed in honor of the 41st president, from Houston to the nation's capital, where he will lie in state until Wednesday.

Leaders of the House and Senate announced over the weekend that the former president, who died Friday at 94, would lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Members of Congress were holding an arrival ceremony around 4:45 p.m. ET Monday, a little more than an hour after the flight from Ellington Airport landed at Joint Base Andrews. President Donald Trump dispatched the plane to Texas pick up the former president, as well as members of the Bush family.

Members of the late president's family on board the flight included his son, President George W. Bush and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush. His service dog, Sully, was also on board.

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View of US Representative to the United Nations (and future US President) George HW Bush during a press conference, New York, New York, 1971. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
George H. W. Bush standing in front of a 'Yale Fence' in his baseball uniform at Yale University, circa 1945-48. (George Bush Presidential Library/MCT via Getty Images)
United States Ambassador to the United Nations (and future US President) George HW Bush golfs with his wife (and future First Lady), Barbara Bush (nee Pierce), Washington DC, October 1971. (Photo by Leonard McCombe/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Washington, DC. December 1989 President George H.W. Bush gestures to reporters in the Rose Garden. Credit: Mark Reinstein (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images)
George H.W. Bush, Andover Philips Academy Year Book in 1964. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images)
View of US Representative to the United Nations (and future US President) George HW Bush during a press conference, New York, New York, 1971. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
George Bush was captain of championship Yale baseball team, while completing college in 2-1/2 years after war service, Phi Beta Kappa, Economics, in 1948. (George Bush Presidential Library/MCT via Getty Images)
Unspecified - 1975: George HW Bush on ABC's 'Issues and Answers' program. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images)
BEIJING, HEBEI, CHINA - 1975/05/01: Left to Right: Ted Castaneda, US 5K runner, George H.W. Bush, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China, speaks with Milt Richmond, journalist at the Track Stadium in Beijing, China in May 1975. The Chinese invited the US Track team to compete in 1975 in preparation for the 1976 Olympics held in Montreal. It was seen as a historic opening up of relations for communist China. (Photo by John J Boitano/Stephen J. Boitano/LightRocket via Getty Images)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - APRIL 16: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) (L-R) Lady Bird Johnson, President George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, President Gerald R. Ford, Betty Ford, President Jimmy Carter, and Rosalyn Carter pose for a formal group portrait at the Gerald R. Ford Library re-dedication on April 16, 1997 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
During his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination, American politician (and future US President) George HW Bush stands beside an open car door, Iowa, January 1980. (Photo Robert R. McElroy/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 1981: Vice President George H.W. Bush explaining the new post of 'Crisis Manager' to the press in March 1981 in Washington, DC. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC -- FEBRUARY 23: President Ronald Reagan (R) walks with Vice President George H.W. Bush as the President arrive at the Vice President's residence on February 23, 1981 in Washington, DC. President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan were visiting the Vice President's residence for the first time. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
Detroit, MI - 1980: (L-R) Barbara Bush, George HW Bush, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan at 1980 Republican National Convention from Joe Louis Arena, in Detroit, MI. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images)
American politician (and future US President) George HW Bush speaks at an event during his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination, Iowa, January 1980. His wife, future First Lady Barbara Bush, stands beside him. (Photo Robert R. McElroy/Getty Images)
Harnessed to Staff Sergeant Bryan Schell of United States Army Golden Knights, former US President George HW Bush (center, bottom) parachutes in celebration of his 80th birthday, outside Houston, Texas, June 13, 2004. The jump was performed near the Bush Presidential Library and was his fifth. (Photo by US Army via CNP/Getty Images)
During his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination, American politician George HW Bush (left) speaks with journalist Stryker McGuire on a airplane during a flight, January 21, 1980. (Photo Robert R. McElroy/Getty Images)
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JULY 19: George HW Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, greets supporters along Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport, Maine on July 19, 1980. Bush is campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination. (Photo by Janet Knott/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC -- CIRCA 1983: U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush at the Vice President's residence circa 1983 in in Washington, DC. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC -- CIRCA 1986: U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush circa 1986 in in Washington, DC. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
Vice President George H.W. Bush (R), during re-enactment of Senate Swear- In. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
American politician and US President Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004) (right) and Vice President (and future President) George HW Bush relax together on Reagan's ranch, Santa Barbara, California, August 7, 1984. (Photo Robert R. McElroy/Getty Images)
Washington, DC. 6-25-1984 Vice-President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush attend a fish fry on the South Lawn of the White House. Credit: Mark Reinstein (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images)
President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush 1990. (Photo by Pete Souza/ABC via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 3: George H.W. Bush throws out the first pitch before the Texas Rangers Opening Day game against the Chicago White Sox at The Ballpark in Arlington on April 3, 2000 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
HOUSTON -- JUNE 10: Laura Bush, Texas Governor George W Bush, George HW Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush at the Astrodome during part of the gala event celebrating the former president's 75th birthday in Houston, Texas on June 10, 1999. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
Former Presidents George HW Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford at a memorial service for King Hussein held at the American Embassy, Amman, Jordan, February 8, 1999. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 7: Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush speak at the University of New Orleans campus December 7, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, along with Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, announced how the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund would be dispersed. Grants worth $30 million would go to Gulf region higher education institutions devastated by Hurricane Katrina, $20 million in grants would go to a ministerial partnership with local and regional faith-based organizations and $40 million would be divided among the three states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for their recovery and relief funds. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 15: (CHINA OUT) Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush speaks with post-surgery patients of Smile Train during a ceremony to launch the charity's new project on November 15, 2005 in Beijing, China. Free cleft lip surgery and related treatment provided by Smile Train, a non-profit organization, has helped many poor children in China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 02: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, left, and his wife Barbara, acknowledge the audience on day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. The RNC will run until Sept. 4. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 02: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush attends day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 2, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Buddy Peterson, left, Louisville, shook hands with former President George H.W. Bush near the 10th green at the 37th Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Cub on Friday, September 19, 2008, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by David Perry/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT via Getty Images)
Former President Bill Clinton (L), former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush stand for the National Anthem at the Points of Light Institute Tribute to Former President George H.W. Bush at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on March 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
HOUSTON - APRIL 08: Brad Mills, manager of the Houston Astros greets former US President George H.W. Bush at Minute Maid Park on April 8, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 13: Former President George H.W. Bush watches a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 13, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Former first lady Barbara Bush greets her husband and former U.S. President George H.W. Bush with a kiss after his successful skydive down to St. Anne's Episcopal Church on June 12, 2014 in Kennebunkport, Maine. The President is celebrating his 90th birthday today. (Photo by Eric Shea/Getty Images)
COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Former United States Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton address the audience during the 'Deep from the Heart: The One America Appeal Concert' at Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M University on October 21, 2017 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Ford Motor Company)
U.S. first lady Barbara Bush is pictured with President George H.W. Bush durina a presidential vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine, U.S., in this undated photo. U.S.. Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, the wife of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W. Bush died on April 17, 2018. She was 92. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush waves from the field before game five of the 2017 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros in Houston, Texas, U.S. on October 29, 2017. REUTERS/David J. Phillip/Pool via USA TODAY Sports MANDATORY CREDIT
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush participates in the coin toss ahead of the start of Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons as former first lady Barbara Bush looks on in Houston , Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mar 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; United States former president George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara Bush greet Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo , head coach Jason Garrett and tight end Jason Witten before the finals of the south regional of the 2015 NCAA Tournament between the Duke Blue Devils and Gonzaga Bulldogs at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by former President George H.W. Bush upon their arrival on Air Force One in Houston, Texas April 9, 2014. Obama is in Houston to attend two Democratic Party fund raisers. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. President Barack Obama and former President George H. W. Bush (R) applaud during an event to honor the winner of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award at the White House in Washington July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Former U.S. presidents George W. Bush (C) and his father George H.W. Bush laugh alongside former first ladies Laura Bush (R) and Barbara Bush (L) during the dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, April 25, 2013. Obama is in Texas to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with former president George W. Bush in what could serve as a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle against terrorism, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the Boston Marathon bombings. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Former United States Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush prepare to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Former President George H. W. Bush sits in a wheelchair during an event in the East Room at the White House, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Bush joined President Obama in hosting the event to honor the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award winner. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush salutes as he departs the East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building after Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States in Washington January 20, 2009. Barack Obama took power as the first black U.S. president on Tuesday and quickly turned the page on the Bush years, urging Americans to rally to end the worst economic crisis in 70 years and repair the U.S. image abroad. REUTERS/Tannen Maury/Pool (UNITED STATES)
Former U.S. President George. H.W. Bush (C) smiles at his wife Barbara (L), as their son and former President George W. Bush (R) laughs, during the "All Together Now - A Celebration of Service" at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush (R) watches as his son, former President George W. Bush, throws a ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of Game 4 of Major League Baseball's World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush attends the funeral service for his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, with his son the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, U.S., April 21, 2018. REUTERS/Richard Carson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, tweeted a photo of the plane early Monday morning.

As Bush's casket arrived at the Capitol, Hail to the Chief was played and a 21-gun salute was fired in front of the reflecting pool adjacent to the National Mall. The Bush family stood at the top of the Capitol steps as his casket was carried into the building.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were expected to pay their respects at the Capitol Monday night, according to two sources familiar with the arrangements.

A public service will be held Wednesday at Washington's National Cathedral. Trump has declared Wednesday a federal holiday and a national day of mourning.

The late president's remains are scheduled to return to Houston later Wednesday to lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where a private funeral service will be held Thursday.

Afterward, he’ll be transported by funeral car on a train to College Station, Texas — the site of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum — where he’ll be buried alongside his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, who died earlier this year, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at age 3.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- NOVEMBER 9: (L-R) First Lady Nancy Reagan, President-Elect George H.W. Bush, President Ronald Reagan, Mrs. Barbara Bush, Vice President-Elect Dan Quayle, and Mrs. Marilyn Quayle at a welcoming ceremony at the Rose Garden on November 9, 1988 in Washington, DC. President-Elect Bush had just won the presidential election the day before. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES: President George H.W. Bush, First Lady Barbara Bush and Barbara Walters 1989 (Photo by Kimberly Butler/ABC via Getty Images)
First Lady Barbara Bush chatting with CBS anchorman Dan Rather framed by verdant shrubbery & winter-bare trees, on White House grounds, January 11, 1989. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 1/19/1989- Washington, DC- At a Kennedy Center 'Salute to the First Lady', Barbara Bush is given a sombrero by granddaughter Noelle Bush and then tries it on after Noelle played the accordion in a mariachi band.
First Lady Barbara Bush and US President George HW Bush hold hands and wave as they lead the Inaugural Parade along Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, January 20, 1989. (Photo by Ron Sachs/CNP/Getty Images)
First Lady Barbara Bush (C), sporting her signature pearls, greeting elderly patients at The Wash. Home, w. their Valentine's Day card to her in bkgrd. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Peking: Young Chinese girls takes a look with her toy camera as U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush tours the Forbidden City on Sunday. She was visiting the tourist attraction with her family.
First Lady Barbara Bush, sporting her signature pearls, cuddling w. trio of little girls at fete re Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Peking: U. S. First Lady Barbara Bush smiles with Chinese escort in traditional dress, during tea at Gong-Wang-Fu Tea House on Sunday.
Barbara Bush, wife of President George Bush, and her granddaughter, Marshall Lloyd Bush, with first dog Millie and her six newborn puppies. (Photo by David Valdez/White House/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Pres. George Bush and First Lady Barbara (in sunglasses) riding in their Cigarette boat Fidelty w. an unident. man. (Photo by Susan Biddle/White House/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Washington, DC: First Lady Barbara Bush is pictured with granddaughters Marshall (L) and Lauren (C) as they join the Easter Bunny on a White House balcony, 3/27.
First Lady Barbara Bush (R)(in red suit) bringing in pair of Millie's puppies from playtime on WH lawn, w. aide holding puppy carrier. (Photo by Diana Walker//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
American dancer, choreographer, and activist Katherine Dunham (1909 - 2006) (left) is awarded the National Medal of Arts by US First Lady Barbara Bush and President George HW Bush during a ceremony in the White House's East Room, Washington DC, November 19, 1989. (Photo by Ron Sachs/CNP/Getty Images)
Vice President Dan Quayle and First Lady Barbara Bush. (Photo by Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)
ABC NEWS - President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush in 1990. (Photo by Pete Souza/ABC via Getty Images)
First Lady Barbara Bush and U.S. President George Bush arrive in Helsinki in September 1990. President Bush will meet with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev during the Helsinki Summit, where the two leaders will discuss the Persian Gulf crisis. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Sygma via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 17, 1990: First Lady Barbara Bush throws out the first pitch of Game 2 of the 1990 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Oakland Athletics on October 17,1990 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
First Lady Barbara Bush (R) chatting up appreciative press audience on board Air Force One, destination Houston, TX. (Photo by Dirck Halstead/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
This file photo shows former First Lady Barbara Bush(L) talking to her dog Millie(C) as she and grandaughter Barbara Bush(R), age nine, wait for US President George Bush to return to the White House 13 September 1991, in Washington,DC. The President was undergoing a medical checkup at Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Grandaughter Barbara is the daughter of President George W. Bush. AFP PHOTO/Jennifer LAW (Photo credit should read JENNIFER LAW/AFP/Getty Images)
Washington, DC.6-23-1991 President George H.W. Bush returns to the White House via Marine One from Camp David and lands on the South Lawn. Accompanied by his son Marvin Bush and daughter Dora Bush and the First Lady Barbara Bush and the family dogs. Credit: Mark Reinstein (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 7: This file photo shows former US First Lady Barbara Bush (L) as she prepares to throw a rugby ball 07 February 1992,in Washington,DC, after receiving it from Mary Sullivan (R), captain of the US national women's rugby team. The US team, which won the World Cup, received the Team Spirit Award from Mrs. Bush. (Photo credit should read ROBERT GIROUX/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian First Lady Naina Yeltsin (L) and her summit hostess Barbara Bush (C) making bologna and cheese sandwiches for distribution to the homeless. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
US First Lady Barbara Bush and her son George Bush Jr attend the 1992 Republican National Convention on August 17, 1992 in Houston. AFP PHOTO CHRIS WILKINS (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President George Bush (L) and First Lady Barbara Bush play with confetti 20 August 1992 as it showered them at the 1992 Republican National Convention. The confetti and more than 100,000 balloons were dropped after the president concluded his speech. (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Barbara Bush addressing Republican Natl. Convention. (Photo by Shelly Katz/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
First Lady Barbara Bush waving to crowd at campaign rally. (Photo by Dirck Halstead/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
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McGrath tweeted that the former president will be buried wearing special socks "that pay tribute to his lifetime of service."

Bush long had a notable preference for themed, colorful socks.

On Sunday, McGrath tweeted a photo of Bush's service dog, Sully, lying beside the casket.

"Mission complete," McGrath wrote. Sully will move on to helping wounded military veterans at Walter Reed hospital, America's VetDogs announced on Facebook.

Bush is among the select few who have lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who died in August a little more than a year after being diagnosed with brain cancer, was the last person to lie in state there. Former President Gerald Ford was the last president to lie in state in the rotunda after he died in late 2006. Former President Ronald Reagan also lied there in 2004, as did civil rights icon Rosa Parks after her death in 2005.

Meanwhile, due to the remembrances for Bush, the House will not be voting this week as originally scheduled, multiple GOP sources confirmed to NBC News on Monday. A partial government shutdown looms should Friday’s funding deadline not be met, but sources Monday were confident that it will be funded by a short-term spending bill known as a continuing resolution, which would have to be done by a unanimous consent voice vote sometime this week.

Trump was originally scheduled to meet with Democratic leaders in the House and Senate — Nancy Pelosi of California and Chuck Schumer of New York — on Tuesday to discuss the funding situation, but the meeting has been postponed due to plans to commemorate President Bush, according to three Democratic aides. Both Democratic leaders have asked for the meeting to be rescheduled to next week.

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