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PICTURES: Congressional Cookout—Lawmakers Attend White House Picnic

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (L) laughs alongside Speaker of the House John Boehner (C) as members of Congress and their families attend the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, June 15, 2011, hosted by US President Barack Obama. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

June 15, 2011

The White House holds a series of picnics on the lawn each summer. On Wednesday night, the first family hosted members of Congress. President Obama made brief remarks before the picnic, thanking U.S. military members who were in attendance and lawmakers and their families for their service despite political differences. Click through for pictures of the event and a little bipartisan camaraderie in action.

 

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