Rep. Walt Minnick's office confirmed that the 1st District congressman is not flying to Idaho today with Vice President Joe Biden, who is coming to Boise to attend the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
The House is expected to vote today on the latest version of the economic stimulus bill.
Minnick's statement: “I very much regret not being able to attend the World Special Olympics Winter Games today with Vice President Biden. My duties in the U.S. House of Representatives kept me in Washington, D.C., but I’m glad to know the visit is shining even more positive attention on such a fantastic event. The Games have been great for Idaho, and I am pleased that Vice President Biden will today get to see great performances which are representative of so many wonderful athletes, coaches and volunteers.”