Lawmakers started to quote the rock artist Meat Loaf during a recent committee hearing, sparking an “all out Meat Loaf quotation battle,” according to NPR.
The NPR Morning Edition show featured a story about these lawmakers.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, quoted the 1980’s singer while talking about the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.”
The bipartisan legislation hopes to establish regulation on smaller financial institution and details consumer protections for veterans, senior citizens and fraud victims, according to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
Brown spoke out against the bill, saying it didn’t meet all the requirements that its title required.
“As Meat Loaf used to sing, 'two out of three ain’t bad,'” he said. “This bill doesn’t even meet the Meat Loaf minimum.”1 comment on this story
And, according to NOLA.com, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., joined the battle, too.
"Meat Loaf also said, 'Life is a lemon, and I want my money back.' So on behalf of all the consumers who [got] the short end of the stick from Wells Fargo and Equifax, I want to have a bill to make sure they get their money back," Hollen said.
But it didn’t stop there. Louisiana Sen. John Neely Kennedy retorted with a Meat Loaf lyric of his own, followed by another.
Listen to the entire story in the NPR show below.