Heard on the Hill: Jackson Lee Refuses to Relax During Recess

Posted October 2, 2011 at 9:01pm

While most people (OK, maybe just us) spent the recess trying to look “busy” while avoiding any real work, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) took it upon herself to do not just one but five different jobs — albeit very briefly — last Friday as part of a whirlwind small-business tour.

Boasting more wardrobe changes than a TV awards show host, Jackson Lee reportedly got into the act at several businesses, including:

1. Canal Medical Clinic: She answered phones, donned a white lab coat and helped shuffle prescription medication around the pharmacy.

2. America Petroleum and Resources: The Congresswoman reviewed geological maps and discussed exploratory strategies.

3. Franklin Beauty School: Jackson Lee removed rollers from ladies getting their hair done.

4. Bevco: She reviewed inventory and handled general sales stuff.

5. Dewalt Construction: Jackson Lee threw on a hard hat, goggles and a fluorescent orange vest and did the safety-officer thing.

Jackson Lee dubbed the day “very exciting.” She also was relieved to relinquish her construction duties.