Every week, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we sat down with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) to talk “Blazing Saddles” and summer cocktails.
Q: What’s your favorite movie? And what’s your favorite line? A: “Blazing Saddles.” I loved Mel Brooks. Every scene in that movie is a classic. It points out racism, points out prejudice, a lot of fallacies. A lot of lines in it are so perfect. “You’d do it for Randolph Scott!”
Q: Do you have a favorite drink? A: A Pimm’s Cup cocktail. It’s English summer liqueur, a gin-based fruit liqueur. It’s a summertime cocktail.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? A: My father, President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.
Q: Who’s your best friend in Congress? A: Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)
Q: If you could have any job other than being a Congressman, what would it be? A: I’d be the commissioner of the NBA. I absolutely, totally love sports, and I would do everything I could to rig the whole thing to help Memphis win the championship.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, and Annette Tilleman-Dick, left, wife for former Rep. Tom Lanots, D-Calif. Clinton was honored with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony last week at the Cannon House Office Building. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel.
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.