Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Members of Congress visit the Washington Auto Show

A Chevrolet Volt at the Washington Auto Show
The Washington Auto Show at the Convention Center ended this weekend, and PQ Insider was there.  This year's show was much better than last year's, which occurred at the height of the collapse of the auto industry.  The domestic floor was larger, grander, and flashier, and even the import floor saw some manufacturers that were not there in 2010.

Roll Call reports that many congressional leaders stopped by the show to check out the latest cars to hit the road.

Known congressional visitors included Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), as well as House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Representatives Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Fred Upton (R-Michigan).

Senator Brown was seen playing an interactive racing game, and Senator Leahy's wife, Marcelle Leahy, was seen riding a segway.

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