Feds, contractors affected by shutdown to join lawmakers for Union address
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Feb 04, 2019
About one dozen members of Congress will bring a federal employee or federal contractor impacted by the government shutdown as a guest to the State of the Union, Government Executive reports.
The lawmakers are bringing the guests to remind the president and the nation of why the speech is occurring later than its scheduled date in January; because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) refused to invite the president while the government was still shut down, according to the report.
The article also includes a list of those lawmakers and their guests, and notes that some lawmakers will use the Feb. 5 address to push Trump’s call for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.