Trade policy just became less boring, thanks to a block of cheese

Trade policy just became less boring, thanks to a block of cheese

The House Ways and Means Committee met to discuss trade policy on Tuesday afternoon.Unlike most hearings on trade policy, though, this one was somewhat amusing, as it involved committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) waving around a hunk of cheese — smoked Gouda, to be precise.

Ryan, you see, had lost a football bet with Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), and this was his penalty. This is not the first sports bet Ryan has lost.

The Internet, as you’d imagine, quickly responded with jokes of questionable merit.

Ryan was not the only representative to use props; Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) lifted up his car keys when discussing the auto industry.

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