It’s back to
work time here on Capitol Hill, and lawmakers from around the country are flocking to social media to reaffirm their commitment to taking care of the people’s business.
The congressional to-do list runneth over this month, so pols need to hit the ground running post-recess if they hope to avoid another confidence-shaking government shutdown.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., seems ready to return to the fray in the obligatory selfie he posted of himself zooming around in an airport shuttle.
Welcome back from recess, lets talk highway funding & avoiding a gov't shutdown over coffee & the new Dre album. pic.twitter.com/ghrP1RaMtj— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) September 8, 2015
Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., appears content to keep the lines of communication open, urging her online flock to weigh on how elected officials might best spend the next 20-some days.
Back to Washington after a productive District Work Period. What do YOU think Congress should focus on in September? pic.twitter.com/ET59DjH3LC — Ann Wagner (@RepAnnWagner) September 8, 2015
It’s business as usual for 2016 presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who is continuing to campaign for his next job.
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., wants to jump right back into things, prodding visiting constituents to swing by Wednesday morning for a Coke (and, presumably, a smile).
Are you from #GA03? Are you visiting D.C.? Join me TOMORROW @ 10:30AM for a Constituent Meet & Greet! pic.twitter.com/c2guHvudtN — Lynn Westmoreland (@RepWestmoreland) September 8, 2015
Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., unpacked the cyber equivalent of a shiny red apple, saluting all those marching back into their respective classrooms.
Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., embraced the scholastic life, heading out on a field trip with colleagues.
Studying the Battle of Brooklyn w Cong. Battlefield Preservation Caucus. pic.twitter.com/m5kaeUFdmI — Steve Israel (@RepSteveIsrael) September 8, 2015
Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., meanwhile, quite literally took care of some housekeeping, taking time out of her schedule to wish her hubby a happy birthday.
Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband, Dr. Brent Ellmers! https://t.co/e7BXMJD2yw— Rep. Renee Ellmers (@RepReneeEllmers) September 8, 2015
Laissez les bon temps rouler!