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The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

As you may have noticed (unless you’ve been in a coma, or under a rock for the last seven days), it’s been a trifle snowy this week. And our representatives, being only human, have been just as obsessed with the weather as the rest of us. Some have rejoiced (Earl Blumenauer), some have gloated (Ileana Ros-Lehtinen) and some have almost starved (poor Virginia Foxx). The lucky ones who’ve spent the week outside DC got some much needed R&R watching the Superbowl, although as ever were sharply divided about it.

In other news, Claire McCaskill is taking Michelle Obama’s healthy eating message to heart, George LeMieux is promoting sushi, Jim Himes goes to the beach and Jim DeMint likes The Who- they make him feel young.

RepTomPrice  It is clear that our economic recovery will be in spite of, rather than due to, the President’s agenda.
Rep. Tom Price, GA.

FrankPallone  Insurance companies should be stripped of anti-trust exemption. Only #MLB has it – but that’s America’s Pastime.
Rep. Frank Pallone, NJ.

petehoekstra  Meeting with MEA tonight. I’ve been told I’m only R gubernatorial candidate present. Being opposed to No Child Left Behind helps.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, MI.

SenArlenSpecter  Just finished a debate with Cong. Sestak. Finally got to ask him in person why he’s skipped 127 votes.
Sen. Arlen Specter, PA.

IRL  So glad that I got out of DC b4 this snow storm hit! Could b over 20 inches by Sunday. Wow! Good to b home in warm but not so sunny Miami!
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL.

HarryEMitchell  Glad I got back home to Arizona before all that snow in Washington.
Rep. Harry Mitchell, AZ.

clairecmc  I know, I know,not a diet. I’m trying to exercise more,eat less,pay attention to portions,eat healthy whole foods, drink more h2o..blah,blah
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

kevinomccarthy  What are everyone’s Super Bowl plans? Can Saints D stop Peyton? Those who predict correct winner & score, I’ll send u a McCarthy t-shirt!
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, CA.

George_LeMieux  Having a great sushi dinner here at the Orlando airport. Stop in on my friend Shinji at the Hyatt if you are passing through.
Sen. George LeMieux, FL.

JimDeMint  Who am I for? Tough call. I went to TN so Peyton is my favorite, but Saints could use a victory and I’ll be happy either way. Cheers!
Sen. Jim DeMint, SC.

jahimes  Great day off so far: had girls and dog down at beach, listened to Avett Bros “I and Love and You”, gonna exercise to offset Superbowl feed.
Rep. Jim Himes, CT.

JimDeMint  This is great! Good game, commercials, and the band is older than I am.
Sen. Jim DeMint, SC.

RepMikePence  Go Colts!
Rep. Mike Pence, IN.

JohnCornyn  Go Saints
Sen. John Cornyn, TX.

DavidVitter  Congrads Saints! Super Bowl Champions! Who Dat!
Sen. David Vitter, LA.

JohnCornyn  Votes delayed till Tuesday in D.C. due to snow storm – good news is I can spend another day in Texas.
Sen. John Cornyn, TX.

alfranken  Al’s pro-choice speech is “something we need to hear out of more Democrats” :
Sen. Al Franken, MN.

clairecmc  Just arrived back in DC. Huge trucks hauling away snow around the Capitol. No place to push it all.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

jimlangevin  Remembering a great colleague & public servant, Rep. John Murtha. My heart goes out to his family.
Rep. Jim Langevin, RI.

  Got out of DC last week, but came back yesterday ready to work. I’m from AZ so help me out – is it Snowpocolypse or Snowmageddon?
Rep Harry Mitchell, AZ

RepLynnJenkins  RT @BuckMcKeon: Votes have been canceled this week due to snow. Your pocket books are safe.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, KS.

clairecmc  Stating the obvious,it’s a blizzard in DC. Gonna give it a couple of hours and then try to go to the office. High winds=fuhgetaboutplowin
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

congbillposey  As a FL native, this week is officially my fist “snow day” experience. Votes have been canceled and Katie and I get to stay in FL
Rep. Bill Posey, FL.

virginiafoxx  Think am only member of 0Congress on Hill. All staff and I in on Tues. Only some staff Wed. Busy with ltrs and calls. Glad to be inside
Rep Virginia Foxx, NC.

virginiafoxx  Was down to pb and jelly for dinner but wonderful Cap police officer shared sand with me. These folks are best. Hope some rests open tom
Rep. Virginia Foxx, NC.

repblumenauer  I was able to ski home from the office last night.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, OR.

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