U.S. Reps. John Kline and Michele Bachmann are greeting veterans at the World War II Memorial this afternoon, a day after the monument was barricaded because of the federal government shutdown.
Several members of Congress escorted dozens of veterans from Iowa and Mississippi past the barriers Tuesday so they could see the monument.
After public outcry, the National Park Service decided today that all veterans traveling to the memorial as part of the Honor Flight Network, which brings World War II veterans from the across the country to see the monument for free, will be allowed access.
Efforts to defund President Obama's health care law by the Tea Party wing of Congress, including Bachmann, has contributed to the federal shutdown that shuttered the national monuments.
Bachmann also showed up at the World War II Memorial on Tuesday after the veterans breached the barricades.
U.S. Rep. John Kline posted the picture below to his Twitter account today:
Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley, wrote a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday calling on him to halt an election that began Monday in which independent childcare providers are deciding whether to form a union.
Rep. John Kline, Republican serving his final year in Congress after 14 years, criticized the Obama Administration's handling of foreign military crises, elaborated on his recent presidential endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio and visibly worried over the state of the Minnesota Republican Party and its chances of retaining his seat in the Republican fold.