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Legisladores podrán llevar solo un invitado al discurso del Papa en el Congreso (Rubio y Curbelo irán con sus esposas)

Submitted by on September 12, 2015 – 8:08 am

Patricia Mazzei

(NP)-Pope Francis heads to the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 24. And suddenly members of Congress, with their notoriously low approval ratings, are quite popular with Francis fans eager to score a ticket.

Each member of the U.S. House and Senate is allowed a single guest to be inside the chambers for the pontiff’s address. For some politicians, that makes for an easy choice: Florida Sens. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, and Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Miami, are all bringing their wives, their offices said.

But others have gone outside their families. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, invited Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who said he quickly accepted. Wenski plans to travel to the three cities Francis will visit: Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, invited a Collier County constituent: Ed Morton, a devout Catholic who serves on the Florida Board of Regents. And Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston asked her friend, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffordsof Arizona… Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, went with first-come, first-served. “A young staffer in my D.C. office, Anthony Travieso…” (En Naked Politics)