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Politicos With Pets
Photos from the Roll Call photo team of lawmakers, staffers and animals on the Hill. What's not to love?
2008: Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., is shown Diamondback Terrapins by Zach Bell and other fifth-graders from South Shore Elementary in Crownsville, Md.
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Sept. 15, 2009: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., pets Maple Lawn Maggie during a news conference in Upper Senate Park on legislation to help dairy farmers.
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Sept. 15, 2009: From right, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., talk to Charles Yeager, owner of the cow named Maple Lawn Maggie, during a news conference on legislation to help dairy farmers.
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Sept. 20, 2007: Rep. Robert Aderholt, his daughter Mary Elliott Aderholt, 8, and son Robert Hayes Aderholt, 3, pose for a photo with Tommy, the cat who appeared in the final episode of "The Sopranos" during the Animal Health Institute Pet Night on Capitol Hill in the Cannon Caucus Room.
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Dec. 10, 2008: From left, Darryl Riley, Duane Thomas, and Howard McKinney, move an African lion killed during a hunt in Zimbabwe by Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., to his Cannon building office.
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Reps. Phil Crane and Zach Wamp play with "Itty Bitty" a 16lb. Flemish Giant Rabbit, at a reception celbrating the partnership between the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and the National Wildlife Refuge System in 2003.
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May 10, 2012: Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Rep. Anthony Weiner speak out against the outdated mohair subsidy as an example of wasteful government spending.
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May 10, 2010: Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Anthony Weiner teamed up with two mohair goats to speak out against the outdated mohair subsidy as another example of wasteful government spending.
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July 30, 2013: Iris Zola, 9, greets "Kanye," a pug, during an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus event in Cannon Building. The second annual "Paws for Celebration!" was held to bring attention to animals up for adoption and recognize the work of rescue organizations. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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MARCH 30, 2011: Sebastian, a 9-week-old rescue dog, explores a desk in the Cannon Building office of his new master Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., seen in the background. He adopted him after the Yorkshire Terrier was rescued by the Humane Society of the United States and Columbia Second Chance, in a Missouri puppy mill. Sebastian will split his time with Grimm and staff members in Washington and New York. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call)
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., is pictured with his adopted dogs Monique, left, and Tinker, in his Rayburn office. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call)
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Scooter, a black lab, lays on floor of the Senate print gallery in the Capitol during the August Congressional recess. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call)
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Barry Londeree, animal welfare legislative assistant to Rep. James P. Moran, D-Va. — who, as co-chairman of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus has helped organize the various “Paws” shindigs — met his new bestie, Bunker, toward the end of last summer’s meet-and-greet.
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Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., walks his dogs across the East Plaza after posing for a group photo on the Senate steps on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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Sen. Scott Brown walks his dogs
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., along with his dog Dakota, talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol before the senate luncheons. Reports from Conrad's office is that Dakota's cancer is in remission and he is feeling quit frisky. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Rep. Mark Critz, D-Pa., pets Ilsa, a Bernese Mountain Dog, who belongs to Critz's former colleague Colette Marchesini, during a Pets for Patriots event in Eastern Market. The program connects at-risk pets with military veterans and service members. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Angela Jung, left, an intern in Rep. Chris Van Hollen's office, pets Melina, a dog from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, during the "Paws for Celebration" Shelter Animal Day on Capitol Hill in the Cannon Caucus Room on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The pet adoption event was held by the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus and the ASPCA. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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The ASPCA and the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus teamed up to bring adoptable animals to Capitol Hill.
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Rep. Lois Capps greets Marley, a beagle mix, and handler Kelly Andrews of the Prince George’s County Animal Shelter during an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Congressional Animal Protection Caucus event in the Cannon Building. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)