He served as guest chaplain in the House on Tuesday at the request of Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson-LeeThe right person for State Department is Rudy Giuliani Overnight Regulation: House passes GOP bill targeting last-minute Obama regs House passes bill targeting ‘midnight’ Obama regs 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 BoehnerRyan delays committee assignments until 2017 Lobbying World 'Ready for Michelle' PACs urge 2020 run MORE (R-Ohio), Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioSenate GOP to Obama: Stop issuing new rules Juan Williams: McConnell won big by blocking Obama The ignored question: What does the future Republican Party look like? 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.