A hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development on Monday was interrupted and briefly recessed by audio of the Village People’s “In the Navy” and the audio of the film “Galaxy Quest”
The committee continued holding the hearing with the film and tune enjoying in the background for almost 20 minutes earlier than subcommittee Chairwoman Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat from Ohio, was pressured to name a recess to repair the technical difficulties.
“We’ve been informed that we have to take a brief recess now because we’re having technical issues,” Kaptur mentioned. “And we’re going to be briefly recessing for a second here, let them address those and we’ll be back very quickly.”
“Sorry to do this, this hasn’t happened before, but it’s a new age,” she mentioned.
To their credit score, members had been in a position to proceed testifying whereas the film monitor and music performed in the background. During the testimony of Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, a personality in the film may very well be heard cheering, “Never give up!”
The hearing later resumed however was considerably much less fascinating with out the heroic music enjoying.