Rep. Amash is correct. The 2013 Congressional Picnic at the White House has been abruptly cancelled. This is the email legislators received:
The 2013 Congressional Picnic has been cancelled. The president and Mrs. Obama look forward to welcoming members of Congress and their immediate families at the Congressional Holiday Ball in December. More details regarding the Congressional Holiday Ball will follow at a later date.
White House Office of Legislative Affairs
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