(PatrioticPost.com)- According to a media report, members of the House of Representatives may now purchase beer, wine, and spirits online and have them delivered to their offices. This new practice may make for friendlier late-night budget talks. The benefit is courtesy of Sodexo, the new caterer on Capitol Hill.
Wine and beer were frequently offered at catered banquets on Capitol Hill. However, liquor can now be delivered straight to a Member’s office, a reporter stated on social media.
According to Sodexo’s House of Representatives website, a “Beverages on Demand” page provides a bulk order choice for drinks by the case. Vodka, whiskey, scotch, and others may be purchased anywhere from $16 and $35 per bottle. The beer, which is only available by the case, fluctuates from $25 to $50.
When it comes to wine, the choices are endless. For politicians out of touch with their beer-swilling working-class constituency, several brands of Cabernet, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling are available. The most expensive bottle of wine on the menu is $25 a bottle, and the cheapest is a Pinot Grigio for only $10.
Social media users were curious about who would cover the bar tab. Reports show one user questioned if there would be any way to track the overall quantity purchased by each office. Another user, Georgia Republican Rep. Austin Scott, accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of opening a liquor store in the House where Members can buy alcohol with their taxpayer-funded MRAs.
Members and their staff can be compensated for food and non-alcoholic beverage expenditures while participating in virtual legislative planning sessions. Still, they can’t bill for liquor, according to House regulations.
However, one would assume that Congressmen and women might utilize campaign cash to pay for late-night drinks. According to reports, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who owns a vineyard in St. Helena, California, is known to enjoy lifting a glass [or three, allegedly] from time to time. One social media user suggested that the newest Washington wet bar was arranged by Pelosi. This HAD to be Nancy’s doing, the user exclaimed.
The late Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy would have enjoyed this immensely.