Word on the Hill: Trump in Town

So is Clooney; and exhibit in Rayburn shows hunger in all 50 states

The Values Voter Summit is this weekend in D.C. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
The Values Voter Summit is this weekend in D.C. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted September 9, 2016 at 5:00am

This afternoon, presidential candidate Donald Trump is addressing the 11th annual Values Voter Summit in the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington. On Saturday, vice presidential candidate Mike Pence will speak. This is the first time a Republican presidential ticket has addressed the event.

Senators Tim Scott, R-S.C., James Lankford, R-Okla., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., are also slated to speak along with Reps. John Fleming, R-La., Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.

Clooney is Coming to D.C.

George Clooney is presenting the findings of an investigation into South Sudan, an initiative called The Sentry, at the National Press Club from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday. The former most eligible bachelor will discuss the findings of nearly two years of following South Sudan’s economy, followed by a Q&A session with The Sentry’s co-founder, activist John Prendergast. The Sentry’s goal is to disrupt and dismantle the networks of those who benefit from South Sudan’s conflict.

ICYMI: Hunger in Rayburn

A one-day exhibit in the lobby of the Rayburn House Office Building went up on Wednesday consisting of posters depicting hunger in all 50 states. September is Hunger Action Month and Feeding America — an organization that raises awareness about U.S. hunger — hosted the exhibit. The group worked with the House Hunger Caucus and celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito, who led a group to Bread for the City in Southeast to distribute groceries after the unveiling.

Staffer shuffle

Rep. Ander Crenshaw’s communications director Barbara Riley is leaving to be the communications director at the American Forest and Paper Association.

Happy Birthday to …

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., 53.

On Saturday:

Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis, R-Wyo., 62.

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, 68.

On Sunday:

Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., 64.


“I may write-in John McCain.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on who he’s going to vote for for president.

“Las Vegas is not as hot as Phoenix, but it’s still pretty hot.”

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

What’s going on?

Have any tips, announcements or Hill happenings? Send them to AlexGangitano@cqrollcall.com.

Niels Lesniewski contributed to this report.