Kingston to lawmakers: Get us coffee

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Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) welcomed Reps. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Martha Roby (R-Ala.) to a House Appropriations subcommittee last week with a reminder about one of the panel’s traditions: The new person gets the coffee.

Noting that Stewart beat Roby to the hearing (by a few seconds), Kingson said to the Utah freshman, “You can send [Roby] for your coffee. That is, after you get the rest of us coffee.”

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Stewart took the ribbing in stride: “I want you to know I’m happy to get your coffee. I was in the Air Force for many years and what we did to the pilots was way, way worse than that.”