Cicadas, Snickers and feeling naked without a mask — Congressional Hits and Misses

Week of May 10, 2021

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Posted May 14, 2021 at 5:07pm

Sen. Roy Blunt estimates that the Senate Rules and Administration Committee has a spirited debate about as frequently as the Brood X cicadas descend on the D.C. region (about every 17 years).

Meanwhile, not long before CQ Roll Call photographer Bill Clark captured a squirrel eating a Snickers bar outside the Capitol, Sen. Jeff Merkley put down his own Snickers to speak at a hearing. And after the CDC released new COVID-19 guidance, lawmakers celebrated being able to take off their masks — first lady Jill Biden even said she felt “naked” without hers.

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