Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer speak after State of the Union is postponed, live stream

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Published on 24 Jan 2019, 16:32
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly press availability, hours after President Trump acceded to her request that he postpone his State of the Union address until after the government reopens. Following Pelosi's speech, Chuck Schumer speaks ahead of votes on competing bills to reopen the government.

The president issued a a pair of tweets in which he said he'd wait, admitting the House chamber is an incomparable venue for the address. Pelosi had informed Mr. Trump that she wouldn't allow him to deliver the address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber while the government was shut down.

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