Even Senators have to cool their heels at airports every once in a while. Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) and his wife, Myrna, were spotted chatting while waiting to board a flight at San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday.
“I overheard his wife talking about the Senate spouse book club she’s a part of,” our tipster tells us.
While it’s unclear who’s in the book club with Myrna Cardin, it is clear that she is a tech-savvy reader; she was reportedly carrying a Kindle.
No word on whether they were on the West Coast for business or pleasure. Calls to Cardin’s office were not returned.
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.