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 Allen YarmuthThe nearly 60 Dems who voted for impeachment House rejects Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump Dem plans to force House floor vote on impeaching Trump 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 Vicente GutierrezWe are running out of time to protect Dreamers Gutiérrez makes moves toward presidential run: report Gutiérrez leaving Congress, rules out bid for mayor, governor MORE (D-Ill.): “Perry Mason. He always got the man, and got the innocent guy off.”

Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksHouse forges ahead with Dec. 22 spending bill Conservatives fear end-of-year ‘Christmas tree’ spending bill Adoption tax credit restored after conservative backlash 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 Bennett SchiffHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father Erik Prince says meeting with Russian banker unrelated to Trump campaign 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.”