(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann will travel to London as part of the U.S. congressional delegation at Wednesday's funeral for the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Other American lawmakers making the trip include Rep. George Holding, R-North Carolina, and delegation leader Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee.
"Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest champions freedom has ever known, and her funeral gives Americans and friends around the world an opportunity to pay final respects," House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement.
He also noted the officials would travel to Britain on commercial air flights – a requirement Boehner set forth for congressional trips when mandatory spending cuts took effect in March.
All former U.S. presidents and first ladies, along with President Barack Obama and wife Michelle, were invited to Thatcher's funeral, though Obama's official schedule has him remaining in Washington on Wednesday.
Nancy Reagan, the widow of staunch Thatcher ally and friend President Ronald Reagan, won't attend the funeral, a spokeswoman said, saying "she is no longer able to make that kind of a trip."
During her bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Bachmann often compared herself to the famously strong-minded Thatcher, who was nicknamed the "Iron Lady."
She even ran a television ad in Iowa labeling herself "America's Iron Lady" alongside a portrait of Thatcher.