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:
Minnesota's individual health care market is in "an emergency situation," the state's top industry regulator said Friday, noting that it took the approval of massive rate increases to persuade all its remaining insurance companies not to pull out for next year.
A year after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from its capitol grounds, official Washington is struggling with further restrictions on the flag's display on federal property, including in the U.S. Capitol complex.
For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown early Tuesday morning after congressional Republicans demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding.