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Word on the Hill: Staffers, Are You Bored Yet?

Panel, vigil, parties and movie screening happening today

It’s getting pretty quiet on the Hill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
It’s getting pretty quiet on the Hill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

With your bosses gone, there may not be a lot to do on the Hill these days.

The hallways are quiet and votes won’t be a part of your life until January.

There’s a lot going on today off the Hill … but you’ll have to be on the list for some of the activities.

Happening today

National Press Club conversation with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on a report from the National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 529 14th St. NW.

4th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence with the Newtown Foundation, Brady Campaign and other leading gun control groups, 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A St. SE.

Holiday parties happening today

The Nuclear Energy Institute, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Ave. Invite-only.

The National Confectioners Association, 6 to 8 p.m. at Aqua Al 2, 212 7th St. SE. Invite-only.

UnitedHealth Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Invite-only.

Staffer shuffle

The House Homeland Security Committee announced Tuesday that Tess Glancey is its new press secretary and Renn Osborne is deputy press secretary. Also, John Dickhaus will be deputy clerk, Ann Pierce will be administrative director, and Kyle Klein will be senior professional staff member for the Transportation Security Subcommittee.

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the board of directors at the Environmental Working Group as has health and wellness advocate Meg Hirshberg.

D.C. culture event of the day

Special D.C. screening of the new film “Hidden Figures” at the National Museum of African American History and Culture at 7 p.m. Actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner and Pharrell Williams are slated to attend.

Members over recess: Rep. Rodney Davis plays teacher

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