Lawmakers bring their dogs to work
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SPOTTED: Rep. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenDems rip Trump concessions, 'embarrassing' rhetoric with Kim Lawmakers spar at hearing over census citizenship question New Poor People’s Campaign has the laudable goal of focusing on the neediest among us MORE (D-Tenn.) giving Rep. Jeff DenhamJeffrey (Jeff) John DenhamHouse still plans immigration vote next week despite Trump's tweet House GOP discharge petition supporter says he likely won’t sign a second one Election Countdown: Family separation policy may haunt GOP in November | Why Republican candidates are bracing for surprises | House Dems rake in record May haul | 'Dumpster fire' ad goes viral 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.