Pizza — food of the gods — is finally taking its rightful place in the middle of the political arena.
During the past few weeks, a clip of embattled GOP presidential candidate and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain singing about pizza has surfaced. Last week, Cain impersonator, former boxing champ and “Hangover” star Mike Tyson dubbed Thursday as Pizza Pthursday in honor of that most delicious of foods.
And now pizzeria owner Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) is raising money off his pizza prowess.
Schilling has invited supporters, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Small Business Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.), to come make pizza with him at Hill’s Kitchen on Nov. 16.
The Congressman is having the freshest ingredients flown in straight from Moline, Ill., where he owns, and somehow finds the time to operate, St. Giuseppe’s Heavenly Pizza.
Schilling is asking those interested in co-hosting his pizza party to fork over $2,500 for the privilege. No word on whether the pizza maestros at nearby Seventh Hill will be attending.
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.