Rep. Linda Sánchez marked her 42nd birthday on Jan. 28, but she’s not done celebrating. At least her re-election team isn’t.
The California Democrat’s campaign is scheduled to host a birthday fundraiser Monday at the H Street Country Club on the trendy H Street corridor, according to the Sunlight Foundation’s Party Time blog.
The bar/mini-golf venue — dubbed on a flier for the event as “D.C.’s Finest Country Club/Where Your Handicap Doesn’t Matter” — is perhaps more well-known as a haven for fashion-forward hipsters and neighborhood residents than the typical crowd at a wine-and-cheese-plate political fundraiser.
No word on whether Sánchez will hit the mini-greens for the event. Suggested donations start at $1,000 for a “Birdie” and reach $5,000 for a “Hole-in-One.”
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.