Word on the Hill: Team Poe

Donate books and watch tonight's debate on the Hill

(Courtesy Rep. David Cicilline via Twitter)
(Courtesy Rep. David Cicilline via Twitter)
Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:00am

No matter the party, members of Congress will root for their colleagues in times of need.

#TeamPoe bracelets are making their way through the Capitol. The office of Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, is handing them out to members to show their support for the congressman who has leukemia.

Poe announced his diagnosis in July. #TeamPoe has also become a widely used hashtag on Twitter.

Donate your books

The Library of Congress is now accepting donations until Oct. 25 for its annual book sale. Donations accepted include: books, comics, maps, music (all formats), video games, VHS/DVDs and reusable bags. The main drop location is in the Madison Building Atrium, Independence Ave. entrance. All proceeds benefit the general fund of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Save the date


National Gallery of Art hosts a press preview for the reopening of the East Building. Check back for HOH’s review. (8:30 a.m., 6th & Constitution Ave. NW)

The Federalist Society hosts the annual ‘Supreme Court Preview,’ a panel discussion on the Court’s docket, its current composition and its future. (12 p.m., National Press Club)

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year award gala will feature House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. (7 p.m., National Building Museum)


The late playwright Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes” opens at Arena Stage, starring “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” actress Marg Helgenberger. (8 p.m., 1101 Sixth St., S.W.)

ICYMI: Where to watch the debate on the Hill

Senate staffers: Union Pub and 201 Bar (201 Mass. Ave. NE) are hosting Cloture Club’s Presidential Debate Drinking Game and playing the debate, with sound. At Union Pub, pitchers of red and blue beer for $14 and red and blue Jell-O shots for $3. At 201, $12.50 buckets of Budweiser and $5 red and blue cocktails.

House staffers: Capitol Lounge (231 Penn. Ave. SE) will have “red vs. blue” beer specials and “full sound with a bunch of TVs.” But the best part? Trump and Clinton impersonators will be walking around the bar. Join them from 8-10:30 p.m. Also, check out Hawk ‘n’ Dove (329 Penn. Ave. SE) for happy hour all day and night.

Check out the full list.

Happy Birthday to…

Rep. Frank C. Guinta, R-N.H., 46.

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, 44.

What’s going on?

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