Since we went to print Wednesday afternoon, HOH has gathered a few more tidbits from the first day of Congress. Some highlights:
• Vice President Joseph Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, made the rounds during receptions held for new and returning Senators on Wednesday night. The Bidens showed up to events for a bipartisan batch of Members, including Sens. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), Dan Coats (R-Ind.) Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio).
• Speaking of Biden, HOH hears he received quite an unusual government spending request Wednesday. As Sen. Johnny Isakson posed for his mock swearing-in photo alongside the veep, the Georgia Republican’s young grandson asked Biden whether construction workers could build a Legoland theme park at the Capitol, according to a tipster. No word on whether stimulus funds could be used to sponsor the project.
• A tipster points out that among those posing with Rep. Lois Capps for her mock swearing-in photograph with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday was her daughter, Laura Burton Capps. Missing from the family picture was the Congresswoman’s son-in-law, Bill Burton. Perhaps he had a job interview at the White House?
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.