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Office of Sen. Ernst Announces Tickets for Iowans to Watch Simulcast on West Lawn of Pope Address

The Office of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released details regarding the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the United States Capitol. On September 24th, Pope Francis will make history as the first Pope to ever address a Joint Meeting of Congress.

The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives has announced “The U.S. Congress will be hosting a ticketed jumbotron broadcast of the Pope’s address to Congress on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.”

Senator Ernst’s office has 200 tickets to view a simulcast of the address from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Please note these tickets are standing only and will be outdoors. The tickets are being distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Iowans should contact the office through the website by clicking here or by calling the Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3254 for ticket inquires. The website contact page is the best way to request tickets. Iowans must indicate the number of tickets they are requesting.

Iowans who are unable to attend may also watch the address live online that morning at

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