Citing COVID-19 restrictions, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has made tickets available for President Joe Biden’s Wednesday speech before Congress to just a small fraction of lawmakers.
Politico reported that as many as 1,600 people normally turn out for a president’s speech before Congress.
That number includes the 535 members of Congress, plus guests and those from the executive and judicial branches.
According to Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Pelosi’s office has divided up an equal number of tickets for Republicans and Democrats for the event. Thune said it breaks down like this: 40-40 for the House and 30-30 for the Senate.
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