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Heard on the Hill: Meet the Dogs of the House, Round II

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Washington, July 11, 2017 | By Alex Gangitano, Roll Call | comments

Looking for a nonpartisan, furry friend? Check out out the halls of Congress.

In May, we featured a few House dogs who regularly hang out either as official “office dogs,” or because they belong to staffers who enjoy bringing them to work. Due to popular demand, we are back with more.

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Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif.

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Lily, French bulldog, 5 years

“My wife and I had been looking for a new family pet when I met [Ohio] Rep. Bill Johnson’s French bulldog. I knew right away that this was the dog for our family,” Rep. Jeff Denham said in an email.

The congressman added, “Everyone is always excited when Lily is in the house! She enjoys spending her time in the office greeting visitors and going on walks around the Capitol. Lily is a ‘people dog’ and a political influencer; she was the inspiration behind my Pets on Trains legislation, which ultimately became law and allows cats and dogs to travel with their owners on Amtrak.”

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