Below is info from FNC’s Chad Pergram:
Urgent: Fox First: White House Easter Egg Roll a go!
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Fox has obtained a memo sent to Congressional offices by the White House greenlighting the Easter Egg Roll on April 1.
There was some consternation that the Egg Roll…where passes are offered up to Congressional offices for families and other guests…could be cancelled. On the other hand, some raised hackles that the event was still on amid sequestration, despite the White House being closed to public tours.
However, this memo says it’s a go.
There was a proviso in the original White House email (obtained by Fox last week) to Congressional offices that it could be cancelled…potentially due to a government shutdown…not the sequester.
However, the Senate passed the CR yesterday and the House did so today…singalling that Peter Cotton Tail will be hopping down the bunny trail.
From: FN-WHO-HouseRSVP ***********
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 01:09 PM
Subject: MORE INFORMATION: 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll
Following up on our March 15 message to your office regarding the upcoming 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll (see below), a Congressional Family Pass will be delivered to your office by Friday, March 22, 2013. If your office does not receive a Congressional Family Pass by the close of business on March 22 please contact the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, House Liaison Office at (202) ***********
As a reminder, the Congressional Family Pass enables each Member of Congress to bring up to four family members or guests to the event (for a total of five people). We ask that at least one member of the group be under the age of 13.
If either the Member of Congress or spouse is unable to attend, the chief of staff in your office may escort guests to the event. Note: Any chief of staff utilizing the Congressional Family Pass must enter through the general admission gate and present their Congressional ID.
Please complete and return the attached spreadsheet no later than COB Monday, March 25with the following information:
Name of the Member, spouse, or chief of staff escort
Names and ages of the four guests
No parking or drop offs will be available inside the White House grounds. If you have questions, please reply to this email (HouseRSVP@who.eop.gov) or contact the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.
Senior Producer for Capitol Hill