Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., speaks with reporters in the Capitol on, Oct. 10, 2013.
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Senator shows up at wrong subcommittee hearing

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Sen. Dan Coats, a Republican from Indiana, accidentally showed up at the wrong Senate subcommittee hearing on Thursday, but didn’t realize his error right away.

After delivering an opening speech, followed by a question about the Defense Finance Accounting Services’ system, one of Coats’ staffers leaned over and handed the senator a note.

“I just got a note saying I’m at the wrong hearing,” Coats said. “I’ve got the right room number but the wrong hearing.”

The room shared a collective laugh while Coats, smiling, added, “This is the first time this has ever happened to me … I saw some familiar faces and I thought this is where I should be.”

, 4/3/14, 6:27 PM ET

Sen. Dan Coats shows up to the wrong hearing

Overheard on the Hill: Sen. Dan Coats (D-Ind.) was ready for an appropriations hearing on the defense budget. Unfortunately, after a lengthy opening, the Senator was told that he was in the wrong hearing.

Senator shows up at wrong subcommittee hearing

Updated