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Q: What was your first car?

• Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.): “Mine was a 1953 Pontiac. Bought it when I was going into my senior year in college. It was black. That’s about all I can remember. I think I paid $350 for it.”

• Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.): “A 1954 greenish-blue DeSoto that my grandfather gave me. It was a wonderful car. It was semiautomatic — had a clutch but no gearshift.”

• Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.): “A 1955 Chevy. I’m going to really sound old. It was kind of turquoise and white. I think I paid $350 for it, but I traded it for a 1954 Nash station wagon. I went from a car I thought was a collector’s item to a car that looked like an upside-down bathtub.”

• Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.): “In college it was a Buick Riviera, something green. It was old but was nice. It was a car I always wanted. My dad surprised me with it. I was one of the few people in college with a car. It was the campus favorite.”

• Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.): “My first car was an old Jeep Willy. I think it was brown when I got it, but I painted it blue — by hand. It looked awful.”

• Sen. Barbara MikulskiBarbara Ann MikulskiDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee Robert Mueller's forgotten surveillance crime spree Clinton: White House slow-walking Russia sanctions MORE (D-Md.): “A Ford convertible. White with a blue top. I ran it until the transmission fell out — and I wish I had it today.”
• Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.): “I had a Ford pickup truck, F-100, blue. Loved it.”

• Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyDems hit stock buybacks in tax law fight Dem senator warns Mueller against issuing Russia report near 2018 election Dem praises gay US Olympian who feuded with Pence MORE Jr. (D-Pa.): “The first car I owned was actually a Ford minivan. I didn’t own a car before I was married.”

• Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohn (Johnny) Hardy IsaksonFrustrated Republicans accuse Paul of forcing pointless shutdown Budget deal is brimming with special tax breaks House funding bill includes bipartisan Medicare reforms MORE (R-Ga.): “A 1956 used Chevrolet station wagon with no air conditioning. It was an atrocious green, but to me, it was a chariot.”

• Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrOvernight Finance: Senate rejects Trump immigration plan | U.S. Bancorp to pay 0M in fines for lacking money laundering protections | Cryptocurrency market overcharges users | Prudential fights to loosen oversight Senators introduce bill to help businesses with trade complaints Our intelligence chiefs just want to tell the truth about national security MORE (R-N.C.): “It was a white VW Bug. I think it was a 1966. I now have a gray [Volkswagen] Thing and a maroon Thing in North Carolina. My wife said after one of the Things ended up on TMZ that one of them was going to be sold.”

• Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyGrassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees Popular bill to fight drug prices left out of budget deal Judiciary Dems want public hearings with Kushner, Trump Jr. MORE (D-Vt.): “It was a used car, I know that. I think it was a red Volvo.”

• Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinLawmakers feel pressure on guns Feinstein: Trump must urge GOP to pass bump stock ban Florida lawmakers reject motion to consider bill that would ban assault rifles MORE (D-Calif.): “An old Oldsmobile that was a hand-me-down from my father for the sole purpose of driving home from college on the weekend, which I never did. It was a big, clunky sedan that my father said would keep me out of trouble.”

• Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.): “It’s so long ago… I can tell you that the first car I drove wasn’t my own. It was my dad’s. He used to buy Chevys. I can’t remember the make. My dad was the kind of guy, God bless him, he would buy a Chevy, keep it for 15 years, and then buy another Chevy. But my first, I think it was a Le Mans. Pontiac Le Mans.”

• Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.): “A little Dodge. I didn’t have a car until I went to work after college. I think it was white. It was small.”

• Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.): “It was a blue Ford Taurus. I was in college, and the license plate I got was YK2000. Everybody thought — because Rhode Island is known for vanity plates — it stood for ‘Young Kennedy 2000’ and that I was going to run for something in 2000. It was total coincidence.”

• Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.): “My first car was a — what year was it? It was a ’72. I think it was either a Monte Carlo or an Impala — essentially the same car. The color — is rust a color? It stopped moving on its own before I got rid of it. It had a water pump issue, meaning I had to be a human water pump. I don’t know whether I was driving it or it was driving me.”

• Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.): 1970 Plymouth Duster in a medium blue.

• Rep. Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesLawmakers left with more questions than answers on Trump infrastructure plan Five obstacles to Trump's infrastructure ambitions White House still eyeing gas tax hike to pay for infrastructure plan MORE (R-Mo.): 1981 Monte Carlo, blue with a dark blue landau top.

• Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia Ann FoxxHouse Dems call for first Education Committee hearing on school shootings since Sandy Hook House Oversight Committee opens probe into sexual abuse of gymnasts Students drowning in debt bewildered by claims college is a 'hammock' MORE (R-N.C.): “My first car was a 1950, two-door black Ford, no air conditioning, no power steering. It was a basic car. As I recall, it cost $150. I had it for a long time. I got it when I was about 17, which would’ve been 1960. I can’t remember exactly how long I kept it, but probably about five years.”

• Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.): A 1954 stick-shift black Chevrolet.

• Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.): A motorcycle.

• Rep. Ed PastorEdward (Ed) Lopez PastorWhich phone do lawmakers like the most? CAMPAIGN OVERNIGHT: Political tomfoolery Pastor endorses in race to replace him MORE (D-Ariz.): A ’56 green Chevy.

• Rep. Jim McDermottJames (Jim) Adelbert McDermottLobbying World Dem lawmaker: Israel's accusations start of 'war on the American government' Dem to Trump on House floor: ‘Stop tweeting’ MORE (D-Wash.): A ’39 Chevy, faded maroon.

• Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.): A Mercury.

• Rep. David Price (D-N.C.): “1964 VW Bug, forest green. I think it was $50, not more than $100 and it had a hole in the floorboard.”

• Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.): Four-door Dodge sedan, “used and about worn out.”

• Rep. Michael BurgessMichael Clifton BurgessDems push for hearing on funding gun violence research 30 million people will experience eating disorders — the CDC needs to help Puerto Rico Rep.: Budget deal will fully fund Puerto Rico Medicaid for two years MORE (R-Texas): ’65 Oldsmobile Delta 88, ocean mist (green).

• Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyTrump gets recommendation for steep curbs on imported steel, risking trade war Business groups pressing for repeal of ObamaCare employer mandate Watchdog: IRS issued bonuses to employees with conduct issues MORE (R-Texas): Inherited his mother’s green Plymouth station wagon. “It was as long as a city block.”