Lawmakers bring their dogs to work
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SPOTTED: Rep. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenThe nearly 60 Dems who voted for impeachment House rejects Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump Dem plans to force House floor vote on impeaching Trump MORE (D-Tenn.) giving Rep. Jeff DenhamJeffrey (Jeff) John Denham34 House Republicans demand DACA action this year The Hill Interview: Missouri Republican has gavel on his radar Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE’s (R-Calif.) pooch, 1-1/2-year-old French bulldog Lily, a pat on the head at a Wednesday press conference pushing for support of the Pets on Trains Act.

The bill, sponsored by Denham, would permit animals to travel in designated pet cars on Amtrak trains, with some restrictions.

Also eyed at the furball-friendly event: Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) holding his Yorkshire terrier, Sebastian; Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council President Mike Canning; Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman; and Hallmark Channel’s pet lifestyle expert Laura Nativo.

Grimm lamented not being able to take his petite canine on the train to and from his home state. But he told The Hill Sebastian is well cared for when he stays in Washington without his owner, “The different staffers kind of draw straws because everyone always fights to get him for the weekend."

-- Patrick Mortiere contributed.