Posted: 5:39 am Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
By Jamie Dupree
While members of Congress struggle to wrap up their work for the year by the end of this week, they made sure to schedule a bit of down time at the White House on Monday evening, as lawmakers of both parties from the U.S. House enjoyed a pre-Christmas holiday reception.
“Beautiful decorations,” wrote Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) on Twitter. “The Obamas are gracious hosts.”
And thanks to social media, we can have a peek inside the festivities from outside the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
— Gregory Meeks (@GregoryMeeks) December 9, 2014
Honor to attend the White House Christmas party this evening with my wife Julie. pic.twitter.com/igxWs8nJVn
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) December 9, 2014
Found Santa at 1600 Pennsylvania. You can guess what I asked for! pic.twitter.com/twqLlsmFP7
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) December 9, 2014
— Billy Long (@auctnr1) December 9, 2014
My Aunt Barb is joining me at the White House Christmas party tonight. The President will be impressed to meet her pic.twitter.com/2KZPHEg3Zn
— Rep. Erik Paulsen (@RepErikPaulsen) December 9, 2014
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.