On Wednesday morning, Blumenauer tweeted:
New Capitol officer didn't recognize me but President Obama did and brought me through security as we talked bikes and infrastructure.— Earl Blumenauer (@repblumenauer) July 31, 2013
Blumenauer ran into the president as they were headed to Obama's meeting with Democratic caucuses from both the House and the Senate. Reportedly the meetings focused on the economy, immigration, healthcare and other second-term priorities for the White House and Democratic lawmakers going into recess on Friday.
The President doesn't get a lot from the House of Reps. But he got a birthday cake just now. pic.twitter.com/PqTUEY1sXm— Jim Himes (@jahimes) July 31, 2013
Great to see President Obama!— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) July 31, 2013
—This post was updated at 12:02 p.m.