Former Vice President Dick Cheney will speak Monday night with members of the House Republican Whip team, with the topics of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's joint address to Congress and the Department of Homeland Security funding issue possibly coming up.
"Topics of meetings are at the whip's discretion, and special guests can discuss whatever they want," Moira Smith, spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, told The Hill
, declining to say exactly what Cheney and the whip team will discuss.
The weekly meetings are held to allow leadership teams the opportunity to outline strategy and the message for the week, and often attracts well-known speakers, reports Politico
Before his vice presidency, Cheney was Wyoming's sole representative in the House from 1979-1989, including serving as minority whip.
The two major items on this week's Congressional agenda are the DHS funding bill and Netanyahu's speech. Last Friday, Congress passed a one-week stopgap bill to keep the DHS running, stopping a move by conservative Republicans to block the funding bill unless it contained a provision against President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.
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