By Judy Kurtz
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 BoxerDem senators back Interior coal leasing review Trump and Sanders whip up debate buzz Boxer: Sanders appeals to young voters with grandpa effect MORE (D-Calif.) and David VitterDavid VitterOvernight Energy: Trump outlines 'America First' energy plan in North Dakota Paul blocks chemical safety bill in Senate House Republican pushes bill to 'curb regulatory overreach' MORE (R-La.), the ranking members on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, along with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron WydenRon WydenPuerto Rico debt relief faces serious challenges in Senate Senate panel delays email privacy vote amid concerns Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns 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.