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February 9, 2016

Staffers: Remember Those IDs! Especially on SOTU Night

Roll Call public service announcement: Always have your ID in the Capitol. Just ask Doug Heye, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s deputy chief of staff for communications.

Heye, right, forgot his ID. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Heye, right, forgot his ID. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Heye was in Statuary Hall chatting with some folks in the Fourth Estate, when a Capitol Police officer came by to check out folks’ credentials. He searched every pocket and didn’t have it. A fellow staffer, Cantor Communications Director Rory Cooper, vouched for Heye, but to no avail.

Heye had momentarily dressed down in the hours leading up to SOTU — “Left my ID in my topcoat!” he told HOH — but rocketed back to the office to retrieve his congressional credentials.

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  • ElmoS

    But you don’t have to have an ID to vote? But you have to have one to be in Statuary Hall.

  • left wing

    but the dems claim that NO IDs are needed in the US

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