Pizza Takes Precedence

amaxwell@govexec.com

Midwest flood victims are anxiously awaiting passage of the disaster relief bill. The federal budget still hasn't passed.

But there's one topic Congress isn't debating or overlooking -- the celebration of pizza.

In an effort to honor the Italian culinary treat, Congress on Wednesday declared June 4 National Pizza Day.

"All of us realize that regardless of what our ethnic background is, just about all of us eat pizza, and we've become pizza lovers," said the proclamation's sponsor, Rep. Floyd Flake, D-N.Y., before a crowd assembled on the Capitol steps. It's a "universal kind of delicacy," said Flake.

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