ByÂ PATRICK GAVIN, Politico
While most of Washington was focused on Tuesday’s election results, the House was busy doing something else: Passing a resolution about beer.
House Resolution 1297, sponsored by Rep. Betsy Markey, supports “the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week.”
“We’ve got quite a number of microbreweries and entrepreneurs that are creating jobs, and we wanted to celebrate that this is a craft,” Markey told POLITICO.
“I think beer has been a tradition since this country was founded,” said Markey. “We wanted to celebrateÂ entrepreneurship â€” and good beer!”
Markey is obviously partial to brews from her home state of Colorado, but she won’t claim a favorite.
“You can’t just have one,” said Markey. “It really depends on what mood you’re in. Sometimes, I like a light beer â€” I might want a Skinny Dip â€” or otherwise prefer a heavier brew.”
To read more, visit: http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1005/house_passes_beer_bill.html
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