Booker calls on Heller to shave his head

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Thursday that he wished he and his Republican colleague Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.) had matching haircuts.

In a speech on the Senate floor, Booker praised the success of their bipartisan effort to extend an assisted living program for veterans with traumatic brain injuries.

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“I only wish he had shaved his head as I have,” Booker said to Heller. “That would have shown true bipartisan camaraderie.”

Booker sports a shaved head, while Heller has a full head of hair. Heller only acknowledged the comment with a chuckle.

Their legislative language was included in a bill designed to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.

The House passed that bipartisan conference report on Wednesday, and the Senate is expected to act later Thursday.