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The Tea Party Express is set to hold a town hall-style meeting with several members of Congress in Washington Tuesday evening.

The group is scheduled to hold the event from 7 to 9 p.m. at the National Press Club. The public is invited to submit questions for the lawmakers via the group’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, which can be accessed at www.teapartyexpress.org. The gathering will be broadcast live on C-SPAN2 and on the group’s Web site.

Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Steve King of Iowa, and Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah are expected to attend. Other GOP lawmakers, including Sen. Orrin Hatch, are scheduled to speak to the group and take questions via the Internet, according to C-SPAN.

Tea Party Express was founded as a project of the political action committee Our Country Deserves Better to cater to the burgeoning conservative tea party movement.

The group Tuesday also announced plans for a new magazine called “Tea Party Review” it says will be “the first national magazine for, by, and about the tea party movement.”

“People are weary of the distorted version of the tea party movement that we see in most of the media,” said the magazine’s National Grass Roots Director Katrina Pierson. “Tea party members want a magazine for the movement, created by members of the movement and reflecting the values of the movement.”

The magazine will be published monthly with an annual subscription rate of $34.95.

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