Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will address U.S. lawmakers at about 10:45 a.m. Eastern today, speaking before a joint meeting of Congress in a controversial address just two weeks before his country’s elections.
Netanyahu’s speech, which came at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner, is expected to criticize the prospect of a nuclear agreement with Iran. The Obama administration, which is participating in talks with Iran, was infuriated by the invitation to Netanyahu. The White House wasn’t consulted about the invitation, and some Democrats plan to boycott the address.
Netanyahu will speak to senators and members of the House of Representatives from the podium in the House chamber. It will be his third speech to a joint meeting of the Senate and House.