They share positions in one of the most exclusive clubs in America, but life in Washington for four Republican House members sometimes feels a little more like a frat house than royalty.
"People think we have a glamorous life," said Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas. "It's a lot like college."
That's because he lives with three other Republican House members, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, John Shimkus of Illinois and and Erik Paulsen of Minnesota. They recently huddled with members of the GOP Ripon Society [http://www.riponsociety.org] to talk taxes, but revealed what it's like to live in a middle age bachelor pad.
"We only have one working car among us," Brady joked. "So we're always emailing each other, 'Can I get a ride?' When our wives come, we ask if we can borrow the car so we can get groceries."
They also disclosed the price of admittance to their group house: playing on the the congressional baseball team. Scalise explained, "I don't think I was given the choice when I moved into the townhouse. It was one of those things: you pay the rent, you play in the baseball game."