Senate Bean Soup -- Great recipe, I didn't use any parsley or chives, skipped the celery and potatoes and substituted really good freshly ground sausage for the ham. Made soup wild rice to go with and had a fan-freakin-tastic meal.
McGuire’s Senate Bean Soup Recipe --- My favorite bean soup of all time. I am lucky to live near Benton's hams and bacon so I got some excellent bones. But don't let that prevent you from making this soup.
Senate Bean Soup: Served daily in the United States Senate Dining Room since the early Senate Bean Soup is a soul satisfying, stubbornly old school dish. Add 2 diced potatoes 30 minutes before soup is done.
Senate Bean Soup is on the menu every day in the US Senate's restaurant. This recipe is the vegan version of the soup and it's quite tasty. The site explains the origin of the soup and says the non-vegan version is also available at Whole Foods.