Sen. Tim KaineTimothy Michael KaineWeek ahead: Crunch time for defense bill’s cyber reforms | Equifax under scrutiny Insurer Anthem to cover bare ObamaCare counties in Virginia Senate votes down Paul's bid to revoke war authorizations MORE (D-Va.) wasn’t exactly rejoicing, but said with a hearty chuckle, “I will get a visual excitement by seeing them on shelves, but I’m not going to eat any of them.”

Yet other lawmakers expressed a bit more enthusiasm about the resurrection of the childhood treat.

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“I’m a big Twinkie fan myself. I actually like Twinkies,” Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenWeek ahead: Crunch time for defense bill’s cyber reforms | Equifax under scrutiny Five things to know about the Kaspersky-Russia controversy DHS bans Kaspersky software in federal agencies MORE (D-N.H.) said sheepishly.

“It’s always helpful when a company that has such a long history is back up and running and has their product on the shelves.”

The updated Twinkies packaging declares on the box: “The sweetest comeback in the history of ever.”

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-S.C.) seems to agree. After asking him about the rebound of the state fair staple, Graham deadpanned to ITK, “It’s the first big step to America’s comeback.”

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