Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has said that the president’s State of the Union address will not happen this Tuesday as planned.
Despite the president’s agreement to sign a temporary stopgap measure reopening the government for three weeks, Pelosi insists that the SOTU will still not take place.
The president had planned to give the address this Tuesday, but Pelosi has said that nothing will happen until the shutdown is officially and completely over.
Discussions regarding the date and time of the address are likely to resume once a final solution has been reached over the shutdown.
The president, however, has said that he “doubts” that Congress will come up with a deal he will accept, making it very likely that we’ll be back at square one in three weeks.
In the wake of the devastation caused by the month-long shutdown, legislators are considering banning shutdowns outright to prevent something like this from ever happening again.
Iron Triangle Press continues to report on the situation as it develops.