Count this among the “only in D.C.” emails: a Highway Trust Fund-themed party invitation that includes the photoshopped heads of lawmakers onto Mario Kart characters.
The note invites guests to “get away from the gridlock, forget the funding fights, put aside the PS3s, and race to the finish!” at the summer shindig.
An accompanying graphic shows Sens. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerAnother day, another dollar for retirement advice rip-offs Carly Fiorina 'certainly looking at' Virginia Senate run Top Obama adviser signs with Hollywood talent agency: report MORE (D-Calif.) and David VitterDavid VitterFormer senator who crafted chemicals law to lobby for chemicals industry Former GOP rep joins K Street lobbying firm Capitol Counsel Lobbying World MORE (R-La.), the ranking members on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, along with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron WydenRon WydenWhat killing net neutrality means for the internet Overnight Tech: Net neutrality fight descends into trench warfare | Zuckerberg visits Ford factory | Verizon shines light on cyber espionage Franken, top Dems blast FCC over net neutrality proposal MORE (D-Ore.) and Reps. Nick RahallNick RahallWest Virginia is no longer Clinton country Solution needed: Rail congestion is stifling economic growth Lobbying World MORE (D-W.Va.) and Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), the top two lawmakers on the House Transportation Committee, putting pedal to the metal in the classic Nintendo game.
Lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a way to prevent a bankruptcy in federal transportation funding that has been projected to occur next month.
—Keith Laing contributed.