Americans may know Connecticut Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro for her progressive politics and edgy fashion sense, but according to disbursement forms, she also enjoys a publication called “The Fat Sandwich.”
A cursory review of Google search results turned up no publication with this name. The top search result was for an Illinois restaurant whose sandwiches include “Fat Milf,” “Fat Joint,” “Fat Sorostitute” and “Fat Motherclucker.”
Disbursement forms reveal that DeLauro’s office billed taxpayers three times for “The Fat Sandwich.” The charges, submitted earlier this year, were for $106.00, $118.03 and $109.80.
Each expense was listed as “PUBLICATIONS/REFERENCE MAT’L.” It’s possible that the expenses were each accidentally mis-labeled, but her campaign office did not immediately respond to a request for comment seeking clarification.
The bill pales in comparison to the $14,263 her office paid to CQ Roll Call — a hefty expense footed by many other congressional offices — and also pales in comparison to the $25,000 car rental bills submitted by Republican Reps. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin and Chip Cravaack of Minnesota.
Duffy and Cravaack were criticized by Think Progress for perceived hypocrisy on pledges to cut federal spending and for failing to “lead by example” as promised.
DeLauro’s expense, while minor, is one curiosity included in the expansive list of House disbursements covering Jan. 1 to March 31 of this year.
UPDATE (7/18): DeLauro Communications Director Sara Lonardo informs TheDC, “Fat Sandwich is the vendor that all of our district offices receive their newspapers through.”