Ted Cruz, House Lawmakers To Attend Nelson Mandela Memorial Service

AP

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and a delegation of more than 20 U.S. House members are slated to attend a Tuesday service in South Africa for the late Nelson Mandela, CNN reported.

House Speaker John Boehner tapped Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) to lead the House delegation, and Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Furdge (D-OH) is also expected to join the official delegation. Below is a list of other lawmakers expected to make the trip, as provided to CNN by a Democratic aide and subject to change:

Rep. John Conyers, (D-MI)

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) 

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) 

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) 

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) 

Rep. Melvin Watt (D-NC)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) 

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

Rep. Donna Christensen (D-Virgin Islands) 

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) 

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)

Rep. Al Green (D-TX)

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) 

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)

Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

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