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.

House GOP Leader John Boehner (Ohio), Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.), Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Conference Vice-Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) and Reps. Peter Roskam (Ill.), Frank Wolf (Va.), Jason Chaffetz (Utah), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Mac Thornberry (Texas) and Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) are listed as participants at the event.

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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