Posted: 5:39 am Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

White House hosts lawmakers for Christmas 

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.