Sen. Whitehouse buys Chipotle for staffers working late

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) bought Chipotle for dozens of Senate staffers who were forced to work late during Democrats’ climate change talkathon.

Sens. Whitehouse and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) are leading an all-night Senate session to discuss the importance of climate change. More than 20 other Democrats participated right off the bat, including members of leadership. They are expected to speak well into Tuesday morning.

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“There is food in S. 219 for staffers working here tonight,” Whitehouse said on the Senate floor Monday night. “So better get it while it’s hot.”

Whitehouse’s press secretary Seth Larson said the senator “ordered Chipotle for folks.”

Whitehouse even extended the invitation to Republican staffers.

This will be the Senate’s 35th all-night session. The last two were lead by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who did not buy dinner for all of the staffers that had to work into the early hours.