It could prove an awkward encounter for Gov. Rick Perry as he heads to Washington on Wednesday to appear at a presidential candidate forum and meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill — lawmakers whose work hours and salaries he has proposed slashing.
Perry's campaign will hit the city he vows to shake up this week, and it remains unclear just how warm the reception will be from the lawmakers who have borne the brunt of his campaign rhetoric.
His trip will include at least one Capitol Hill appearance. At the invitation of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, Perry will speak before the Congressional Health Care Caucus on Wednesday evening. Burgess, who backs former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for president, has invited a number of candidates to speak to the caucus, most recently Rep. Ron Paul, R-Lake Jackson.