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Tweet Beat: Heat-Addled Edition

This week, congressional tweeters care about drugs, sports and self-promotion

Members of Congress trickled back to Washington this week after a July 4 recess, but it seems like most politicos are still mentally checked out—the Congressional Twitterverse has been relatively quiet over the last few days. Maybe this oppressive DC heat (tempered by flash flood warnings) is getting to everyone. But the Beat goes on: John Cornyn is smug about Texas, Gabrielle Giffords complains about the weather, Jim Himes makes fun of stoners, and the ever-prolific tweeters at the Senate_GOPs account give followers a play-by-play of financial regulation.

RepMikeCoffman ‘At a boy! Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jiménez named the NL starter in the All-Star Game this year. Game is tonight.
Rep. Mike Coffman, Colorado

jahimes Crazy scream guy outside yelling that 99% of drug dealers vote Dem. I’m amazed they vote in % so much higher than rest of us. And do polls.
Rep. Jim Himes, Connecticut

Rep_Giffords It’s hot and sticky in the Old Pueblo! When do you think we’ll get our first big storm?
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona

JohnCornyn Not bragging; just the facts: Texas #1 for business and jobs
Sen. John Cornyn, Texas

RepMikeQuigley Steve Goodman Post Office bill heads to the President’s Desk–Go, Cubs, Go!
Rep. Mike Quigley, Illinois

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) now making a point of order against the #finreg bill because it violates the budget act.
Senate GOPs

jahimes Senate just ended debate on financial reform bill. No, you don’t understand: Senate ending debate is like perfect game in baseball.
Rep. Jim Himes, Connecticut

petehoekstra Want to watch the debate? Go to Enjoy. We’ll update you afterwards. Pete
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Michigan

DarrellIssa Like transparency with your coffee? I’ll be on @FoxandFriends TOMORROW at 720 AM EST on real oversight of the Obama Admin. See you there…
Rep. Darrell Issa, California

TeamSullivan Yes! You DO have a choice in #OK1… a consistent, conservative voice fighting for you in Washington:
Rep. John Sullivan, Oklahoma

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