House Republicans ask Pelosi to reschedule Biden's address to Congress
Added 04-19-21 04:56:03pm EST - “A group of GOP lawmakers on Monday asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to reschedule President Biden's address to Congress set for next week to a time when the House is in session.” - Thehill.com
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A group of GOP lawmakers on Monday asked Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden to hold second meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure Appointing a credible, non-partisan Jan. 6 commission should not be difficult Senators in the dark on parliamentarian's decision MORE (D-Calif.) to reschedule President BidenJoe BidenGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley team up to urge communities of color to get coronavirus vaccine Biden to hold second meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure MORE's address to Congress set for next week to a time when the House is in session.
They further called on Pelosi to extend invitations to all members of Congress, instead of limiting it to a smaller number due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Scheduling this address for a day when the House is not in session and prohibiting Members of Congress from attending would be unprecedented and undermine the very spirit of our representative, constitutional Republic," GOP Reps. Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), Tom McClintockThomas (Tom) Milller McClintockGOP lawmakers ask Mayorkas for documents on warnings from DHS to Biden on immigration House passes bills providing citizenship path for Dreamers, farmworkers Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief to press for Manchin's support on Colin Kahl | House Dems seek to limit transfer of military-grade gear to police MORE (Calif.), Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith WeberMcCarthy seeks shift from party's civil war READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results House rebuffs GOP lawmaker's effort to remove references to Democrats in Capitol MORE (Texas), Russ Fulcher (Idaho), Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertOvernight Health: NIH reverses Trump's ban on fetal tissue research | Biden investing .7B to fight virus variants | CDC panel to meet again Friday on J&J Greene, Boebert only lawmakers to vote against bone marrow transplant bill Juan Williams: The GOP is now the party of grifters and kooks MORE (Colo.), Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertKinzinger: Republicans who join 'America First' caucus should be stripped of committees McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' Pro-Trump lawmakers form caucus promoting 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MORE (Texas), Dan Bishop (N.C.), Madison Cawthorn (N.C.), Greg SteubeWilliam (Greg) Gregory SteubeRepublican rips GOP lawmakers for voting by proxy from CPAC Biden faces deadline pressure on Iran deal READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (Fla.) and Van TaylorVan TaylorSix ways to visualize a divided America House approves rules package for new Congress House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit MORE (Texas) wrote in a letter to Pelosi.
The House is scheduled to be in a committee work period next week, meaning that most members will be working in their districts while conducting hearings and markups virtually. The Senate, meanwhile, is expected to be in session next Monday through Thursday.
A limited number of lawmakers are expected to attend Wednesday's address, which will come a day before Biden's 100th day in office. House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerDemocrats debate timing and wisdom of reparations vote Pelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' House panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations MORE (D-Md.) told reporters last week that the House would remain in a committee-work week because "relatively few" members will be present for the address anyway.
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