What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.): “I wanted to be a forest ranger. I loved the outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, and all that went with it.”

Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.): “An astronaut. I was 5 years old in 1969 during the moon landing.”

Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.): “A sportswriter. I just thought it would be great to get paid to watch sports.”

Rep. Tim Holden (D-Pa.): “An NFL football player, but I was too slow.”

Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.): “I wanted to have a farm. My father had a farm, and I grew up on one in rural Tennessee, and the people you grow up with you end up respecting a lot. Now I’m married to my wife of 43 years, with five grandchildren, and have a farm of my own.”

Rep. John YarmuthJohn YarmuthOvernight Regulation: Obama unveils new Arctic drilling rules | GOP pushes regulatory budget Republican claims 'universal consensus' for regulatory budget Cameras go dark during House Democrats' sit-in MORE (D-Ky.):
“Actually, when I was young I wanted to be president.”

Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.): “When I was 10, I wanted to be a grocery store manager like my dad. It seemed to me that being a [grocery] store manager was like being a mayor of a town. He knew by name everybody who would come in, and he worked for big stores so he knew a lot of people. And he worked very, very hard, and got promoted young; he would be sent to turn around other stores in the chain that were having problems. But women weren’t store managers back then.”

Rep. Luis GutierrezLuis GutierrezJuan Williams: Dems should not take Latinos for granted Israel’s false friends Hispanic lawmakers face painful decision on Puerto Rico MORE (D-Ill.): “Perry Mason. He always got the man, and got the innocent guy off.”

Rep. Trent FranksTrent FranksRyan treads carefully with Trump When Newt and Pence were on opposite sides House GOP defense policy bill conferees named MORE (R-Ariz.):
“When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a fireman. I wanted to save damsels in distress.”

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffGrassley wants expanded access to FBI’s Clinton files Top Dem downplays Trump's intel briefing FBI sends Clinton files to Congress MORE (D-Calif.):
“The earliest memory I have is of writing a letter to my grandfather saying I wanted to be a policeman, a fireman, a lawyer or a doctor. He sent me a letter back saying, ‘Why not an Indian chief?’”

Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.): “I dreamed of playing sports [professionally]. Baseball always had a greater allure, but I loved football too. Realistically, I wanted to be a [high school] teacher and a coach.” [Larson later became a high school history teacher and coached basketball, baseball, and football before becoming a member of Congress.]

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.): “Bruce Springsteen. I would fall asleep [at night listening] to ‘Rosalita.’ But in 1984 I had to give up my guitar and help my uncle run for Congress. I still want to be Bruce Springsteen.”