Generous Beef Jerky Sent to Lawmaker

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho lawmaker’s comment that she could go for days at a special session of the Legislature because she brought beef jerky has prompted a Washington state company to promise to send her a case.

Republican Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard tells The Spokesman-Review in a story on Sunday that she considers the gesture “awesome.”

Idaho lawmakers returned to Boise for a special session last week and passed legislation to continue U.S. participation in an international treaty that aims to make it easier for parents worldwide to collect child-support payments.

Scott opposed the legislation, and her many questions slowed the process. When politely chastised, Scott responded she had brought beef jerky and could go for days.

Oberto Brands in Seattle says that’s worth a case of beef jerky.