Heard on the Hill

The Harley Caucus Rides to Votes

Reps. Scott Rigell and Reid Ribble ride in style on their way to work

Reps. Scott Rigell of Virginia, right, and Reid Ribble of Wisconsin ride their Harley-Davidson motorcycles Thursday on the East Front of the Capitol after the last votes in the House. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Reps. Scott Rigell and Reid Ribble created some rolling thunder on the way to work on Thursday.  

After a truncated trip last week when Rigell's rig wouldn't start, the two congressmen drove to and from the Capitol on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  

Ribble rode his Harley from his home near the Navy Yard to Rigell’s near the Capitol and they rode together to the House's critical vote on fiscal year 2017 funding for the Energy Department , among other agencies. 

Last Thursday , Ribble made the same trip to help get Rigell’s motorcycle started but had no luck.  

[ Rigell, Ribble Rumble Over Harley ]  

This week they rolled up to the Capitol together and left after votes on the House floor, riding off the same way they came.  

Davidson motorcycles of Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin left, and Scott Rigell of Virginia outside the Capitol on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
California Rep. Mike Honda, right, checks out the Harley-Davidson motorcycles of Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin left, and Scott Rigell of Virginia outside the Capitol on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Their next ride together is this weekend, when they'll join the thousands of bikers who converge on D.C. for the annual Rolling Thunder Memorial Day ride.  

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