Word on the Hill: Mosquito Spotting

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to have meetings in House and Senate

A protester calling for action on Zika outside the Senate on Wednesday. (Bridget Bowman/CQ Roll Call)
A protester calling for action on Zika outside the Senate on Wednesday. (Bridget Bowman/CQ Roll Call)
Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00am

A man in a makeshift mosquito costume protested for a clean bill to combat the Zika virus outside the Capitol on Wednesday.

“They can’t be using babies as bargaining chips,” said the man, who wouldn’t give his name, but added that he was not affiliated with any organization.

“I’m an expecting parent. And my wife and I have already had a Zika test. Thankfully, it was negative. But it was a terrifying experience. And Congress needs to act before more parents go through that,” he said. 

Happening today …

Aung San Suu Kyi, the state counselor and foreign minister of Myanmar, is expected at the Capitol for meetings on both the House and Senate side.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., will serve as honorary host of the D.C. statehood panel at the Convention Center at 1:30 p.m. Maryland congressional candidate Jamie Raskin will also attend.


Caitlyn Jenner walking up the stairs into the Capitol from the Senate subway.

Member of the Taiwanese parliament, founder of Taiwan’s NPP political party and lead singer of the death metal band, ‘Chthonic,’ Freddy Lim, walking around the Capitol.

Oscars of government hosts announced

“House of Cards” star Michael Kelly and NBC News’ Stephanie Ruhle will host the 15th annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals gala, also known as the Sammies, on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. The Sammies honor federal workers who are improving the lives of Americans. Special guests will include White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

Happy Birthday to…

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., 57.

Rep. Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, 67.


“We knew that members of Congress wouldn’t know everything — write that one down.”

— Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., discussing the founding of the Library of Congress at the new librarian’s swearing-in ceremony.

“It’s my daughter. I can’t talk to her.”

— Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., checking his cell phone just before a news conference.

What’s going on?

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

 Niels Lesniewski, Bridget Bowman and Jeremy Dillon contributed to this report.