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September 17, 2014

Chuck Grassley’s Birthday Blizzard

Chuck Grassleys Birthday Blizzard

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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.

Grassley also received birthday greetings from his longtime Iowa colleague, Tom Harkin.

 

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November 15, 2012

Landrieu’s Sweet Dog

Add Sen. Mary L. Landrieu to the list of lawmakers who firmly believe in canine helpers at the office.

HOH spotted the Louisiana Democrat walking her 10-year-old wheaten terrier into the Capitol on Wednesday morning and caught up with her later to get the details about her fluffy pal. Sugar Belle was a gift to her children after she won in 2002, “which was won on the sugar issue,” Landrieu said.
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