At the beginning of a House Judiciary Committee markup Thursday — before the panel was able to reach a quorum needed to mark up legislation — Cohen grabbed his microphone, broke the waiting silence and said to Chairman Lamar Smith, “I hope you’re taking notes on who’s here on time, Mr. Chairman.”
The Texas Republican assured him that he’d get “brownie points.”
“Do we get cookies and milk after nap time, too?” Cohen joked.
“Actually, you do,” Smith responded as he stood up, walked toward Cohen and handed him a small 3 Musketeers candy bar.
But, Mr. Chairman, don’t you know you have to have enough treats for the whole class?
HOH wasn’t the only jealous one.
“Mr. Chairman, I’d like one, too,” Chabot demanded.
Unfortunately, Smith was out of candy, but several hours later, as the chairman was leaving the committee room, Smith slipped Chabot what looked like something sweet.
It pays well — at least in chocolates — to be on time.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.