Before today's cap-and-trade show down in the House, members headed over to the White House for the annual picnic. This year it was luau-themed.

Several members of Congress tweeted about the friendly atmosphere at the event. Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillConservatives spark threat of bloody GOP primaries Congress needs to work to combat the poverty, abuse and neglect issues that children face Lobbying world MORE (D-Mo.) tweeted:
Congressional picnic at the WH was hot & crowded, but nice to meet so many family members. Also great to see so many Republicans there.

Rep. Mark KirkMark Steven KirkEx-GOP Sen. Kirk registers to lobby The global reality behind 'local' problems Dems vow swift action on gun reform next year MORE (R-Ill.) tweeted and included a picture of some friends:
Going to the White House Cong Luau w/ 2 of the nicest ladies on Cap Hill-Pat Smith & Doris Rogers http://images.kirkforcongre...

Finally, Rep. Eric Paulsen (R-Minn.) said his girls had a wonderful time with the first daughters. He tweeted:
At White House congressional picnic. My 4 girls hoola hooping with Malia/Sasha and got to meet the President. Good bipartisanship