U.S. senators too busy to listen to a story about a woman’s Alzheimer’s

Actor Seth Rogen appeared before a congressional subcommittee yesterday to talk about his mother-in-law’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. It was funny and poignant and, apparently, ignored by many politicians who had better things to do than listen to a Canadian talk about the need to educate other Americans about Alzheimer’s.

The picture, which Rogen tweeted after he made his appearance, is absolutely scandalous. Most of the few senators who showed up at the hearing, left during his statement.


We’re guessing that’s not a picture that will show up in an re-election campaign mailing by a senator describing how hard he/she is working for constituents.

Democratic Subcommittee Members
Senator Tom Harkin (Chairman) (IA)
Senator Patty Murray (WA)
Senator Mary Landrieu (LA)
Senator Dick Durbin (IL)
Senator Jack Reed (RI)
Senator Mark Pryor (AR)
Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD)
Senator Jon Tester (MT)
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Senator Jeff Merkley (OR)

Republican Subcommittee Members
Senator Jerry Moran (Ranking) (KS)
Senator Thad Cochran (MS)
Senator Richard Shelby (AL)
Senator Lamar Alexander (TN)
Senator Lindsey Graham (SC)
Senator Mark Kirk (IL)
Senator Mike Johanns (NE)
Senator John Boozman (AR)