'Veep' star spotted on Capitol Hill
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SPOTTED: “Veep” actor Reid Scott, taking a time out from the HBO political satire to talk about real-life issues at the Rayburn House Office Building on Thursday.

Scott, who plays an aide to a fictional vice president on the show, was pushing lawmakers to reconsider the proposed use of seismic airguns to look for oil-and-gas deposits below the ocean floor.

The sitcom star was joined by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) at the congressional briefing and representatives from the advocacy group Oceana.