Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with freshman Rep. Blake Farenthold. Among other tidbits, the Texas Republican shares how he met his wife.
Q: What team do you think will win the Stanley Cup?
A: As a Texan, I’d love to see the Stars make it — but I’m going with the Detroit Red Wings.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (aside from your family), who would it be and why?
A: If present time, Jimmy Buffett. My wife and I met waiting in line for tickets to one of his concerts in Austin, Texas. We just celebrated our 25th anniversary.
Q: What’s your favorite drink?
A: Dr. Pepper made with pure cane sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.
Q: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
A: Drama: “Top Gun” (overall favorite)
Comedy: “Happy Gilmore”
Q: Who’s your best friend in Congress?
A: My daughter, Morgan; she is an intern in the office of Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas).
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.