He served as guest chaplain in the House on Tuesday at the request of Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson-LeeA guide to the committees: House House passes bill to roll back restrictions on unemployment drug testing Black Caucus Dems take to Senate to protest Sessions MORE (D-Texas). He prayed for wisdom, courage and compassion.
Osteen was in Washington through Thursday, and had meetings planned with House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerHouse markup of ObamaCare repeal bill up in the air Conservatives to Congress: Get moving Boehner: ObamaCare repeal and replace 'not going to happen' MORE (R-Ohio), Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioAt CPAC, Trump lashes out at media Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit Rubio brushes off demonstrator asking about town halls MORE (R-Fla.) and others, according to ABC News. He told ABC News he urged Congress toward more compromise.
“I think God blesses unity. Sometimes we have to realize if we can’t get 100 percent of what we want ... we can get 80 percent,” he said.