Hungry staffers visiting the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria over the past few weeks might have noticed theres a friendly face missing at the cashier stand and thats led some patrons to fear history is repeating itself.
Beloved cashier Doris Cherry, whose brief suspension last summer from the Longworth cafeteria inspired House staffers to threaten a bipartisan boycott, has a new gig.
Cherry recently accepted a lateral transfer to the Members Dining Room to work as a hostess, said Mary Bowman, who oversees the House cafeterias as regional director for vendor Restaurant Associates.
There, shell welcome Members and their guests to the exclusive eatery. We feel Ms. Cherry is well-suited for the role given her long-standing familiarity and positive rapport with many of the Members, Bowman said.
RA officials suspended Cherry in July after she was found, on a few occasions, to be short money at her register. After hundreds of House staffers (and even a few Members) put bipartisan differences aside to protest, she quickly was reinstated.
But some staffers told HOH that theres new worry that her recent job transfer isnt because shes needed in the Members Dining Room.
There are a lot of House staff who are going to be watching her to make sure this isnt an attempt to try to move her out, one House insider told HOH.
Guess if history has taught us anything, its that nobody messes with Doris.
Doyles Drink Order: Straight Up, Hold the Shame. You can take the guy out of Pittsburgh, and, apparently, you can take the Pittsburgh out of the guy just as quickly as it takes to order a drink.
Rep. Mike Doyle, the tough-guy Democrat from the Steel City, was spotted at the Democratic Club on Wednesday night ... and hold on to your Manolos, ladies ... he was sipping a cosmopolitan.
Doyle was happily tippling the pale-pink drink made trendy and nicknamed the cosmo way back in the 1990s by the ladies of the HBO show Sex and the City.
A concoction that usually includes vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice and triple sec, the cosmo became so ubiquitous that in the 2008 Sex movie, one of the characters orders the cocktail and wonders why she stopped drinking them. Because everybody else did, is the response.
So we have to wonder: Is Doyle more of a Carrie or a Samantha?
Doyle, contacted by HOH, owned up to enjoying the girly drink. Real men dont care what people think.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.