Jay Leno Headlining Republican Lawmaker Retreat (Report)

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The former 'Tonight Show' host is set to speak to GOP legislators next week at the first party retreat in a decade

More funny business inside the Republican Party: Jay Leno will reportedly headline the House and Senate GOP retreat next week, the first one in a decade.

The joint meeting will take place in Hershey, Pa., next Thursday and Friday, according to Politico, which notes that in his remarks to GOP lawmakers Leno plans to focus on veterans and military families. Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to join him.

The move comes just a few months after Leno canceled his appearance at a gun industry trade show in Las Vegas. 

Also speaking at the retreat: American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan and Aspen Institute president Walter Isaacson, according to an itinerary sent around Wednesday morning cited by the Beltway publication.
House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) said the retreat “will provide a unique opportunity to chart a path forward for Americans in every corner of this country."
As for Leno's TV endeavors, his new CNBC show about cars is expected to premiere later this year.