Members of the House of Representatives opted to get out of the capital’s cloudy weather and make a Congressional delegation trip to the Virgin Islands, Honduras, and Mexico. Washington, DC’s Examiner said nine Democrats and two Republicans stayed at Caneel Bay while on island.
The office of Rep. Bennie Thompson said he wanted to tour toured the Caribbean to "examine border security and port security". He is chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. An aide to Thompson told the newspaper he and his wife paid the "government rate". But the reservations department at Caneel told the Examiner the resort "doesn’t offer government rates." Three other Members also brought their spouses, the newspaper said.
Their timing was good. The average temperature on Easter Sunday in the DC area was 51 degrees. On St. John, it was 81.