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Public Printer Bruce James has tapped Marc Nichols to be inspector general for the Government Printing Office.

Nichols, who takes over March 17, most recently worked at Denver-based Hall & Evans LLC.

[IMGCAP(1)] Previously, the Utica, N.Y., native worked at the Denver-based Culpepper & Martin P.C. and served as an attorney with Qwest/US West Communications Inc.

A veteran of Capitol Hill, Nichols served as a legislative aide in the early 1990s to then-Rep. Richard Zimmer (R-N.J.). Nichols earned his law degree at Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is also a graduate of Wabash College.

Show Me the Money. Staffers seeking information on the House’s new student loan repayment program can attend an information session this week in the House Administration Committee room, in Room 1310, Longworth House Office Building. The briefing for leadership and committee staff will be held at 10 a.m Tuesday. Personal office staff can go to sessions at 11 a.m. or 4 p.m.Thursday or at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Friday. The committee sent an “intent to participate” form asking offices how many staffers, if any, they intend to enroll. Forms should be remitted to the Office of Human Resources by March 10.

Budget Invite. The House Budget Committee has invited Members to testify on their “principal interests” in the budget resolution for fiscal 2004. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 210 of the Cannon House Office Building. Members will be given 10 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Teri Dorn at (202) 226-7270.

CVC Construction. As of last week, traffic is restricted on East Capitol Street between First and Second streets for utility work associated with the Capitol Visitor Center. Traffic will be slowed at times in the construction area, but access in both directions will be maintained.

— Jennifer Yachnin, Suzanne Nelson and Douglas Fruehling

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