It's beginning to look a lot like many members of Congress are starting their Christmas shopping, and urging others to do the same by shopping local on "Small Business Saturday."

"Think small," urged Sen. Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell not yet ready to change rules for Trump nominees The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by CVS Health — Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Senate Trump to press GOP on changing Senate rules MORE (D-Nev.) in a tweet. The Senate majority leader, along with many other lawmakers, used Twitter and Facebook to urge supporters to get out and shop at neighborhood businesses on Saturday, calling small business growth the "backbone" of the economic recovery.


The White House also promoted shopping "small" at small businesses this weekend.

But shopping is a cause that seems to unite both parties, and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle recommended it as a post-Thanksgiving activity. Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarOvernight Defense: Over 500 amendments proposed for defense bill | Measures address transgender troops, Yemen war | Trump taps acting VA chief as permanent secretary Arizona GOP tinkers with election rules with an eye on McCain's seat Some doubt McCarthy or Scalise will ever lead House GOP MORE (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinDem sen: No military option in North Korea ‘without extreme risks’ Deregulating firearms exports risks putting guns in the wrong hands Senate Dems to Mnuchin: Don't index capital gains to inflation MORE (D-Md.) both asked followers to digitally share their shopping expeditions.

Several members of Congress tweeted that they can be spotted "shopping local" in person on Saturday.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) tweeted his plans, and fellow Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) shared that she enjoyed a "mall-free Black Friday" at some small local shops the day before.

Rep. Frank Pallone (D) and Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezThe Hill's Morning Report: Can Trump close the deal with North Korea? Senate must save itself by confirming Mike Pompeo Poll: Menendez has 17-point lead over GOP challenger MORE (D), who both represent New Jersey, a state still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, said shopping on Small Business Saturday is a way to support recovery efforts.