House Speaker Pelosi Calls On President Trump To Delay State Of The Union Address

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, called on President Trump to delay his State of the Union Address until the partial government shutdown is over.

Pelosi wrote a letter to the president and released it Wednesday.

The letter suggests since the Department of Homeland Security and Secret Service have not been funded for 26 days, there will not be adequate security resources for President Trump to deliver the address.

House Speaker Pelosi went on to suggest if the government does not re-open this week, the president should deliver the speech to Capitol Hill in writing instead.

Over 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed since the shutdown began and have missed one paycheck so far.

President Trump has reiterated the significance of the proposed $5.7 billion border security package to secure the southern border and ensure border patrol agents have adequate resources and enough people to do the job.

The State of the Union Address is scheduled for January 29.

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