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Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule State of the Union address

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/16/pelosi-asks-trump-to-reschedule-state-of-the-union-address-1103047
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Jan 16, 2019 1:28 AM 2+ mon ago

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address -- or deliver it in writing -- as long as the government remains shut down.

The president was set to give his annual speech to Congress on Jan. 29. But Pelosi said the partial shutdown has hamstrung both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, potentially harming the security planning that precedes the primetime address.

"Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th," Pelosi wrote in a letter to Trump. She had given the White House no notice of her plans.

She later told CNN that the address requires hundreds of people to help organize and ensure security, and ...

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