House Dems delay votes to allow GOP to unveil new agenda

House Republicans requested that the lower chamber delay votes until noon, according to a Democratic leadership source.

Even though only a handful of House GOP lawmakers are slated to participate in the much anticipated unveiling of their governing agenda, Democrats agreed to delay votes until after the event.

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The event is set to take place at the Tart Lumber Company, a family-owned small business in Sterling, Va.

According to google maps, the Lumber Company is at least a 45 minute drive from the U.S. Capitol. It will cost drivers at least $3.50 in tolls to get to the event, if driving from D.C.

Members are slated to hold a press conference at 10:00 a.m. after a “roundtable” discussion with small business owners.


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