To quote from Senator Mike Lee’s website, Senator Lee “wants his Washington D.C. office to be a place where visitors from Utah feel at home.” That’s why he hosts “Jell-O Wednesdays.” Jell-O is the official state snack of Utah. The state even passed a resolution “that the Senate of the state of Utah recognize Jell-O as a favorite snack food of Utah.”
Even though it wasn’t Wednesday when we visited, the Senator held a special session in the Russell Building just for us.
During our visit, Senator Lee discusses bipartisan efforts in Congress, including his work on criminal justice reform, and fielded questions. As a special surprise, Senators Patrick Leahy (D – VT) and Cory Booker (D – NJ) were invited by Senator Lee to speak with our group.
“When I meet people from Utah, I tell them that they have two great senators.” – Senator Cory Booker.