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Staffers: Remember Those IDs! Especially on SOTU Night

Roll Call public service announcement: Always have your ID in the Capitol. Just ask Doug Heye, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's deputy chief of staff for communications.  

Heye, right, forgot his ID. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Heye, right, forgot his ID. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Heye was in Statuary Hall chatting with some folks in the Fourth Estate, when a Capitol Police officer came by to check out folks' credentials. He searched every pocket and didn't have it. A fellow staffer, Cantor Communications Director Rory Cooper, vouched for Heye, but to no avail.  

Heye had momentarily dressed down in the hours leading up to SOTU — "Left my ID in my topcoat!" he told HOH — but rocketed back to the office to retrieve his congressional credentials.