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Sightings: Cookie Monster on Capitol Hill

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,TV,Alicia M. Cohn

Hopefully Cookie Monster didn't try to influence policy on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, because we suspect all his legislative ideas consist of "me want cookie!"

Fortunately, it sounds like Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., was able to stand up to the fuzzy blue "Sesame Street" character. "Told him treats were for our troops, not Cookie," he tweeted, along with a photo where the two are posed with a care package they put together for the USO.

The packages did not contain cookies, but the many House lawmakers who stopped by the event filled bags with items like toothpaste and instant coffee.

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