Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Senate Foreign Relations Hearing at the Dirksen Building

It has been awhile since we went to a Senate or House hearing. So today there was a subject of interest to my husband about Iran. So rather than take our usual morning walk to the national mall, we wandered over to the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Along the way were spring crowds that are somewhat overwhelming. Among the huge school groups, tourists, and lobbyists it's difficult to maneuver the sidewalks. And the lines waiting to get in to the buildings are worse than usual. Security is enhanced with less entrances, so everything gets balled up. Once inside, we headed to the fourth floor and took a seat in the rear. The meeting room was also unusually busy with the press, tourists and students alike. Many were taking notes for school assignments. We always find these sessions interesting, and my husband really enjoys the whole political scene. I go along for the ride and it is fun to see who all shows up. We luckily beat out the storms and rain and decided to have lunch at home rather than the cafeteria, although a tuna fish sandwich is always all right by me. This is one of the many reasons we like where we live. There is always something to do.

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