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Heard on the Hill: The $20M Sea Warrior

Wasserman Schultz has long championed cheaper menu offerings for House cafeterias and praised the opening of Heroes on the Hill to better serve broke, overworked Hill staffers.

“I’m a Jewish mother, and eating is important in my culture,” she told HOH between bites of the $4.95 Italian sub. (She gave it the thumbs-up, by the way.) “I look at what my staff eats — if they eat at all — and my heart goes out to them. Now they will have healthier and more affordable options.”

Ruppersberger told the crowd, which included House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Beard and officials from Restaurant Associates, the cafeteria vendor, that he would stop singing jingles from the sandwich shop Subway during appropriations hearings now that the House has its own bargain outlet. “Maybe we’ll get sandwiches named after us,” he mused.

A few hours later, a CAO spokesman informed HOH that the shop would indeed name two of its offerings after the legislative duo. As of yet, the sandwich tributes have yet to be named, but might HOH suggest the “Veggie [Ruppers]Burger” and the “Little Debbie”?

Overheard on the Hill

“Whatever the hell this says.”

— 87-year-old Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas), reading from his prepared opening statement at a House Science and Technology subcommittee hearing Wednesday.

“Weiner, Chaffetz Call for End to Mohair Subsidies: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Goat Speak Out”

— The title of a media advisory sent Wednesday, alerting reporters to a press conference today at which Reps. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and a “live ‘mohair’ goat” will be speaking.

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