On April Fool's Day House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerChaffetz calls for ,500 legislator housing stipend GOP super-PAC promises big spending in 2018 Ryan reminds lawmakers to be on time for votes MORE lightened up a House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming hearing today with "testimony" from Colombian President Hugo Chavez.

In the prank testimony, Chavez thanked House Democrats for their "ongoing assistance" to his "socialist regime"and said "it is comforting to know that I have such strong allies in the House Democratic Majority." Read the full testimony BoehnerJohn BoehnerChaffetz calls for ,500 legislator housing stipend GOP super-PAC promises big spending in 2018 Ryan reminds lawmakers to be on time for votes MORE presented to the committee after the jump


Chairman Markey, though I was unable to attend today