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 YarmuthCiting deficits, House GOP to take aim at entitlements Dems tee off on Trump budget House Dem opposition mounts to budget deal 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 GutierrezWhy Puerto Rico cannot govern itself Dems left Dreamers out to dry, say activists Rep. Gutiérrez: 'Complete betrayal' if Pelosi backs budget caps deal without DACA MORE (D-Ill.): “Perry Mason. He always got the man, and got the innocent guy off.”

Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksReal-time data insights have become a powerful political tool Tillerson announces mandatory sexual harassment training for State Dept. Dems blast RNC over Steve Wynn sexual misconduct claims: 'This is the party of Donald Trump' 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 SchiffGOP strategist confronts ex-Trump staffer: ‘I’m sick of you guys making excuses for him’ Shepard Smith goes after Trump for not condemning Russia in tweets Trump: Why didn't Obama 'do something about Russian meddling?' 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.”