Peterson rocks the Rock and Roll Caucus
- Blog Post by: Kevin Diaz
- May 8, 2012 - 12:12 PM
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and a few musical friends are tuning their guitars today to inaugurate the newest legislative group in the U.S. House: the Rock and Roll caucus.
Founded by Ohio Democrat Marcia Fudge, whose district includes the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Rock caucus (for short) takes its place among hundreds of other legislative groups, from the bicycle caucus to the Albanian issues caucus.
Peterson’s group, the 2nd Amendments (not named after the second graph in the Bill of Rights, but they don’t mind the association) is scheduled to gig at a reception in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Members include Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., and Rep. Stephen Lee Fincher, R-Tenn. Special guest is Peterson pal Skunk Baxter, a Doobie Brother-turned-defense lobbyist.
Fudge's office says the 20-member bipartisan caucus (so far) will promote the educational, cultural and economic impact of Rock and Roll, and work to enhance its collection and preservation.
Here they are at Farm Aid. That's Peterson in the coral pink shirt.
© 2013 Star Tribune