Word on the Hill: Drone-y Future

Obama's waiting out the storm and a new D.C. restaurant opens

The National Press Club will host "Drone Discovery" from 8:30 a.m. to noon today. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
The National Press Club will host "Drone Discovery" from 8:30 a.m. to noon today. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted October 5, 2016 at 5:00am

National Youth Science Day is as good of a time as ever to teach kids about drones.

Kari Byron, one of the hosts of “Mythbusters,” and Megan Smith, the White House’s chief technology officer, are helping more than 100,000 kids nationwide mark the day by learning more about drones.

The official event, hosted by National 4-H Council, is at the National Press Club (529 14th St. NW) from 8:30 a.m. to noon. But every state also has local events scheduled. 

Hurricane delay

President Barack Obama was scheduled to campaign today for Hillary Clinton in Miami Gardens, Florida, but the Clinton campaign sent out a note, “Due to Hurricane Matthew, this event has been postponed.” All ticket holders for the Florida Memorial University event will have to wait until the storm passes.

Staffer shuffle 

Fitz Elder IV starts today as the deputy staff director for the Senate Appropriations Committee, majority. He was previously a senior vice president with The Russell Group.

D.C. cultural event of the day

The new restaurant Ocean Prime has its private opening ahead of the public opening on Thursday. Expect members of this town’s social scene to make appearances. Ocean Prime will donate 100 percent of all restaurant gift card proceeds purchased onsite tonight to No Kid Hungry, the event’s charity partner. The restaurant, whose specialties are seafood, steaks and cocktails, is located at 1341 G St. NW.

Breyer speaks Kardashian

ICYMI: House staff directory

The office of the House Clerk released a free-to-access staff directory on Tuesday. It includes a staffer’s names, title, boss’ name, office location and phone number. You can sort by member, state, officials, committees, party or leadership.

Happy birthday to…

Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., 73.

What’s going on?

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