State of the Union Address Still In Shutdown Limbo

Washington Free Beacon | 1/23/2019 | Todd Shepherd
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BY: Todd Shepherd

The annual tradition of the president delivering the State of the Union address from the floor of the House of Representatives is still in limbo with the ongoing government shutdown, with one prominent Democratic house member saying hosting the speech from the House chamber is "highly unlikely."

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"It's absolutely not clear about what this president's intention is," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) said to reporters in the Capitol. "But I can say that unless the government is reopened, it's highly unlikely that the State of the Union is going to take place on the floor of the United States House of Representatives."

Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Trump, which,was widely seen more as political posturing and maneuvering over the shutdown.

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