Barbra Streisand spotted on the Hill

Barbra Streisand brings her passion for women’s heart disease to Capitol Hill to meet with Senator John McCain about women’s number one killer. (Photo courtesy of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
Barbra Streisand brings her passion for women’s heart disease to Capitol Hill to meet with Senator John McCain about women’s number one killer. (Photo courtesy of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)

Hey isn’t that… Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Barbra Streisand walking the marble halls of Congress on Wednesday afternoon? Dressed in all black with her trademark blond locks blow-dry straight, La Streisand was in town to press Congress for increased funding for research on behalf of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles.

“Heart disease is the number one killer of women, killing more women than all cancers combined,” Streisand said in a news release. “It’s time for more funding, more research, and more attention for women’s heart disease.”

“The Guilt Trip” star planned to meet with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), along with the bipartisan women’s caucuses in the House and the Senate.

No word on whether she broke out in song, but we assume the Hill was all ears.

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