A group of House Democratic freshmen, including 5th District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, showed up to the Senate building yesterday to call on leadership there to bring bills to the floor for a vote. The group of 30 members signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to allow votes on legislation to reopen the government.
Meanwhile, 4th District Congressman Jim Himes will be one of the members leading a social media use session for members of his party. Himes will discuss the most effective ways to engage constituents on Twitter and the importance of digital storytelling. The representative for Ridgefield and towns south, often tweets out details about his downtime including clamming along the Sound and tapping trees to make maple syrup.
Himes joked with his younger staffers that he can manage his own Twitter unless he's drank more than two beers, something they asked after a tweeting a haiku about the quiet car on the train ride between the district and DC.