‘Come Together’ heard playing in House GOP meeting

December 30, 2012

Shortly after votes concluded on the House floor Sunday night, Republicans and Democrats headed to separate caucus meetings to discuss the day's developments. But absent concrete details from the Senate, it was unclear what specifically the parties would talk about.

As Republican lawmakers entered their meeting in the basement of the Capitol, strains of the Beatles hit "Come Together" could be heard coming from the room.

Two likely topics of discussion for Republicans Sunday evening: How to address the expiring farm bill and the threat of a spike in milk prices, and whether to pass or amend a Senate bill providing federal aid to New Jersey and New York communities still reeling from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Ed O’Keefe is a congressional reporter with The Washington Post and covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
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