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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:36

See Lin-Manuel Miranda Sing Show Tunes on the ‘Secret Congress Train’ During His Selfie-Filled Trip to D.C.

Written by  Dave Quinn

Lin-Manuel Miranda is having the best trip to Washington, D.C. — and is documenting the highlights on Twitter.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton composer spent Wednesday meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill, pushing them to preserve the $150 million in funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities currently on the chopping block in President Donald Trump‘s initial budget proposal.

Working with the National Humanities Alliance, Miranda, 37, held meetings with everyone from New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Adriano Espaillat and California Representative Maxine Waters to Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski — sharing selfies with them on his social media accounts.

“Here with the real life Leslie Knope,” he wrote of Gillibrand, while referencing Amy Poehler’s character from NBC’s acclaimed comedy Parks and Recreation. (He thenproved he’s a fan of the sitcom by adding the hashtag #TreatYoSelf2017.)

A shot with Leahy and Murkowski had Miranda dreaming up a new show for the three of them. “Miranda, Leahy, Murkowski…in a new political thriller this fall, only on USA,” he joked. “#CharactersWelcome.”

Here with the real life Leslie Knope @SenGillibrand#TreatYoSelf2017pic.twitter.com/gJiRqVDIHD

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 13, 2017

Miranda, Leahy, Murkowski…in a new political thriller this fall, only on USA #CharactersWelcomepic.twitter.com/l82eTYaW74

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