When HOH thinks debt ceiling kerfuffle, we think fun, fun, fun. So here is a rundown of some of the great moments from the debt ceiling weekend:
After the House wrapped up voting, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) was spotted getting her nails done at Capitol Nails.
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) was seen manning his office’s front desk. Was he answering phones? We haven’t a clue. Whatever the reason, it’s nice to see everyone pitching in, sir.
On the House side, HOH learned that pranksters gonna prank. A spy emailed us that there was a photocopy of a 1983 letter from the late President Ronald Reagan to then-Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker taped to the door of the newly christened Ronald Reagan Room.
In the letter, Reagan asks for “help and support in the passage of an increase to the limit to the public debt.”
Later that day, a food truck brought free pizza pies to the Hill for Members and staffers. (America thanks you, pie guys.)
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) ran out to snag a slice and was told they were out of meat pizza. He left, probably heartbroken.
“I didn’t have the heart to tell him the photographers had grabbed the last of the meat pizzas,” an HOH spy says.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) took a break from legislative craziness to check out jewelry in Eastern Market. Way to do your part for the economy, Senator!
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) tweeted: “Happy birthday to my son, Jacob. Sorry I’m in Washington. Have an outstanding birthday.”
In our opinion, tweeting a birthday message with your location sounds like a cry for help, SOS or desperate mayday message. We only hope Jacob follows his dad on Twitter, or else there is a very sad Begich in Alaska right now.
From left, Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., David Goldman, the father of a child who was abducted to Brazil by the mother, and Arvind Chawdra, a father whose two children were abducted to India by their mother, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction.
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