FIRST ON FOX – Fox News has learned that House Republicans have decided to delay the formal rollout of their agenda for this fall’s election, so it will not conflict with Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday, September 19.
House Republicans had scheduled their “Commitment to America” event for September 19 in western Pennsylvania.
But the queen’s funeral will undoubtedly consume nearly every cubic centimeter of news oxygen that day.
Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday at the age of 96 surrounded by family. She was the longest-reigning monarch in British history and the second longest-reigning monarch in the history of the world.
Hundreds of thousands of mourners are expected to file past and pay their respects to the queen before her official funeral on Monday. Her coffin arrived at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday after a journey starting at the St. Giles’ Cathedral in Scotland.
Fox News is told that House Republicans will now do their formal agenda rollout on September 23.
Fox News’ Landon Mion contributed to this report.