Looks like the Capitol Hill hot spot the Monocle is back in style. HOH reported that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was seen hanging out at the restaurant a few weeks back, and now we hear Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was at the bar Thursday night.
A spy tells us the New York Democrat was seen blowing off some steam after the Senate Democratic retreat at the Boars Head Inn in Charlottesville, Va.
“Are times so tough that even New York Democrats have to leave their posh resort in Charlottesville to hang out at the Monocle?” our Republican tipster asks.
Gillibrand, seated with two friends, reportedly was sipping a glass of red wine.
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.