Even by congressional standards, this is pretty low:
Members of the House of Representatives may now order beer, wine, and spirits and have them delivered directly to their offices, a new development that could help lubricate those late-night budget negotiations. The perk is courtesy of Capitol Hill's new caterer, hospitality services giant Sodexo, and was first reported by Fox News Channel's Chad Program...
A "Drinks on Demand" page on Sodexo's House of Representatives site offers "bulk orders" for drinks "by the case." Spirits brands such as Tito's vodka, Jack Daniels whiskey, Johnnie Walker scotch and more are available for prices ranging from $16 to $35 per bottle. Beer, which can only be purchased by the case, ranges from $25 for a 24-pack of Busch for the thrifty lawmaker to $50 for a case of Red Bear 51st State Hazy IPA.
Okay, yes, most assuredly this has some strong Hunger Games Capitol vibes:
But give 'em credit for this at least, it's not a terrible lineup of booze, or at least beer.
I mean, Omission? That's not a bad brewery. That's like mid-tier craft beer, maybe. Inoffensive, nothing bad about it, really. Kona and Land Shark? If you're working long hours during a swampish D.C. summer, you could imagine that really hitting the spot.
And, look, Busch Light? Sure, that's not gonna win any awards. But can you picture good ol' Kentucky Rep. Hal Rogers cracking a cold one of those while rolling out some federal highway pork for Louisville? Of course you can!
Anyway, just keep your hungry kids occupied a bit longer. I'm sure Congress will get right on helping the people they represent REAL soon!
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