The littlest lobbyist: a 6-year-old, whose life depends on ACA, heads to Capitol Hill

Timmy Morrison arrived at the United States Capitol on Tuesday morning with a big grin, a bright orange shirt, Velcro-strap shoes, and a vague understanding of what senators do.

The 6-year-old boy was on the Hill to do what hundreds of other people were there to do (though usually not in Velcro): lobby Congress.

Over the course of a taxing day, Timmy and his mother snapped photos with senators and scored an elusive meeting with the office of a crucial Republican swing vote on the pending bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But their time on the Hill would prove vexing — they found it was difficult to lobby on a health care bill that they expect to affect them massively, but also haven’t seen.

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