Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Rob Wittman. The Virginia Republican represents what is often referred to as “America’s first district” because it contains the historical city of Jamestown.
Q: What team do you think will win the Stanley Cup?
A: The Capitals (they train in Virginia).
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (aside from your family), who would it be and why?
A: U2 lead singer and activist Bono.
Q: What’s your favorite drink?
A: Sweet tea.
Q: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
A: “A Few Good Men.”
Q: Who’s your best friend in Congress?
A: My five Labrador retrievers. They are the best listeners!
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
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.