In what may be a first for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, he made a very funny joke and everyone actually laughed.
Following the Senate’s weekly Democratic Conference lunch, the Nevada lawmaker was asked by a reporter whether he thought embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) should resign. He demurred and declined to give an answer to the question.
But when the Majority Leader was asked what type of advice he would give Weiner if he were to call him and ask for it, Reid quipped: “Call somebody else!”
And the Congressional press corps erupted in laughter.
High fives all around to the Senate Leader in Zinger.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.