Once upon a time, two continuities ago...
That's right. For those of you too young to remember, Barbara Gordon served in the U.S. House Of Representatives as Gotham City's congressperson.
Now, you'd think the the press, or somebody, would have noticed that when a red-headed woman from a family with ties to Batman was elected to Congress and moved to Washington, D.C., AT THE EXACT SAME TIME Gotham's red-haired super-heroine stopped operating in Gotham and started appearing in Washington. I mean, kind of obvious, eh? Yet as far as I'm aware, nobody ever made the connection. Must be Zatanna's doing.
Also, to those of us obsessed with timelines and ages and such, this means that at this time, Barbara Gordon was at least 25 years old (provided, of course, the DC Universe Constitution is the same as ours...)
Now, there are two kinds of congresspersons:
The plutocratic fat cat who won't raise a finger to help unless there's a vote in it for him...
...and the kinder, gentler representative, who cares about her constituents problems.
Anyway, Babs catches the killer of the child's father (who just happens to be in Washington right now...WTF, nation's capitol??). Which would make a pretty good campaign ad, if it weren't for the pesky secret identity thing...
Of course, Barbara wasn't the only famous Gothamite to serve in Congress:
Geez, who knew democracy could be so much fun?!?
From Detective Comics #486 (1979) and The Brave & The Bold #85 (1969)