Written by Patrick Gavin for Politico.com
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 celebrate entrepreneurship — 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 — I might want a Skinny Dip — or otherwise prefer a heavier brew.”
The real question is: Why would anyone vote against this?
“It does seem like a no brainer,” said Markey.