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New House member orientation kicks off

At the 2012 orientation, Rep.-elect Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, center, arrives at the Capitol Hill Hotel, where new members-elect will check in for this year’s orientation. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
At the 2012 orientation, Rep.-elect Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, center, arrives at the Capitol Hill Hotel, where new members-elect will check in for this year’s orientation. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House orientation starts today. Look out for Heard on the Hill’s coverage of the events surrounding orientation as the House Clerk’s office welcomes the freshman class of 2016.

The program runs until Thursday and will continue the week of Nov. 28.

Happening today…

Launch and discussion of a National Committee on U.S.-China Relations report, Two-Way Street — 25 Years of US-China Direct Investment. 10 a.m. to noon, GWU’s Elliott School of International Affairs, 1956 E St. NW.

An Intelligence Squared debate on whether gerrymandering is destroying the political center at the National Constitution Center. 6 p.m., George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW.

Happening this week…

Tuesday: Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers conducts a briefing on the Capitol Dome restoration. House Elm Tree (on the East Front), 9 a.m.

Power of Film Awards Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW. 7 to 10 p.m.

Wednesday: American Museum of Women’s History Congressional Commission presents official recommendations to Congress, Capitol H-137. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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