Sen. Charles E. Grassley plans to put a birthday present to good use to grab himself a Dairy Queen Blizzard, but he hasn't quite decided on the flavor yet.
"Either Reese's or Snickers," the Iowa Republican said Wednesday.
Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced during a committee hearing that he and ranking member Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah were giving Grassley the gift certificate to Dairy Queen for his 81st birthday. Grassley is a former chairman and ranking member of the Finance panel.
Grassley's birthday coincides with Constitution Day, which he highlighted on Twitter by announcing he had completed his annual 6.21-mile birthday run from his D.C. house to the Capitol, dubbed the "Home to the Dome" run. Grassley said his usual run is 3 miles.
U.S. Capitol after this am 6.21 mi run. Happy Constitution Day pic.twitter.com/LcB62FkdSs — ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) September 17, 2014Grassley also received birthday greetings from his longtime Iowa colleague, Tom Harkin.
Wishing my friend and colleague @ChuckGrassley a Happy Birthday! pic.twitter.com/oKMSKtpcXb — Tom Harkin (@SenatorHarkin) September 17, 2014