SPEAKER PELOSI SHUTS DOWN THE HOUSE Posted in: Columns Speaker Pelosi has designated the House of Representatives an unessential business. With our country in the midst of the worst public health and economic crisis in a century, she has refused to call the chamber to order. Not all branches of the Federal Government have ceased operations. The White House has ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!