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Heard on the Hill: A Light Gone Out for Meek

Smith, who interned for the committee last fall between tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, will get a stash of crayons, coloring books, markers, pens and pencils, and other provisions for the kids.

But that isn’t all. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the committee’s ranking member, told HOH that he planned to make sure there was a little extra something in it.

“I’m so impressed with his humility,” King said of his former intern, who he called a hero. “We’ll certainly comply with his request and send him a shipment of school supplies, but you can bet that we’ll also put some things in the box for Alex and his fellow Marines to enjoy.”

Talk about a package deal.

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