Washington is known for being too serious too much of the time, but some fun was had when (and before) actress Kelly Carlson stopped by Rep. John Conyers Jr.’s (D-Mich.) office this week.
Best known for her role as the sultry but disturbed Kimber Henry on the racy FX show “Nip/Tuck,” Carlson walked into Conyers’s office — and found the lawmaker “rocking out to [jazz legend John] Coltrane!” she told ITK at a dinner at Teatro Goldoni on K Street.
The actress was visiting Capitol Hill with fellow thespian and former congressional staffer Wendie Malick, where the duo met Sens. Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyHollywood, DC come together for First Amendment-themed VIP party The Hill's 12:30 Report Lawmakers talk climate for Earth Day, Science March MORE (D-Vt.) and Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Five unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist MORE (D-La.), as well as Rep. Ed WhitfieldEd WhitfieldWhy Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog What Azerbaijan wants from Israel? Overnight Energy: Green group sues Exxon over climate science MORE (R-Ky.).
On their agenda were two bills moving through Congress: one to end the slaughter of horses (H.R. 503) and another to protect mustangs and burros in the American West (S. 727).