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Cory Booker: Have Shovel, Will Help Out

Booker shovels the walk of a house in Camden, N.J. (Photo courtesy Courier-Post reporter Phaedra Trethan's Twitter feed.)

With the Senate postponing Tuesday's originally scheduled debate until Wednesday, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., stayed home to lend a hand — and a shovel.  

“[Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell made the right call, it really helps out those who were in the storm,” Booker told HOH.  

Office Space: Bill Pascrell's Paterson Park

Pascrell is poured a sample glass from Opus One Winery in Oakville, Calif., last year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., recalls his baseball glory days, explains his Italian knighthood and shows off his cigar collection.  

Take Five: Rep. Tom MacArthur

MacArthur rubbed his head for good luck during the House office lottery. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH  talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.  

This week, freshman Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., tells us about his favorite beaches outside of Jersey, and his preferred music not including Springsteen (Spoiler: He couldn't keep himself from mentioning his love of the Jersey Shore and Bruce Springsteen). And since we wanted to clarify something, we threw in an extra (bonus!) question.