It’s Tuesday, the day when HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the Representative from the Big Easy, talks about the liquor he enjoys over ice cream and the frequency of alligators back home. (HOH Helpful Aside: Only 76 days until Mardi Gras.)
Q: Thoughts on the NBA coming back for Christmas? Who are you rooting for? A: It’s about time! Who else? Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets.
Q: How often do you spot alligators in Louisiana? Have you ever eaten alligator? A: Every time I play golf back at home. Yes.
Q: On your biography it says you are an avid fisherman. What do you like to fish the most? And where? A: Redfish and speckled trout. Bayou Bienvenue or Lake Pontchartrain.
Q: If you were in any other field, what would your career be? A: A college president or collegiate baseball coach.
Q: Drink of choice? A: Praline pecan liqueur (by Sazerac Company of New Orleans) over vanilla ice cream.
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.
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.