Word on the Hill: Try to Avoid Metro This Weekend

And a new voting study on employees

Biking around the city might be your best option this weekend. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Biking around the city might be your best option this weekend. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted February 2, 2017 at 5:00am

A major track work project is planned for Saturday and Sunday on the Metro.

Service on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines will be affected. Free shuttle buses will replace all trains between Foggy Bottom and Eastern Market, Metro reminded riders on Wednesday.

Six stations will be closed: Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, Federal Center SW and Capitol South. Also, lower level platforms will close at Metro Center, which will only be open for the Red Line, and L’Enfant Plaza, which will be open for the Yellow and Green lines.

Employers helpful

Four out of five employees found that information from their employers helped them decide how to vote in the 2016 election, according to a study by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee. The group collected data on 1,731 employed adults who voted in the general election. A total of 83 percent said the information helped. Additionally, 65 percent said information from their employers made them more likely to vote. See the full report.

Alexander to be honored

Research!America announced it is honoring Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., at their advocacy awards dinner on March 15. He will receive the Edwin C. Whitehead Award for medical research advocacy for leading the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in the Senate, the organization said in a press release on Wednesday.

Staffer shuffle 

The Democratic Policy and Communications Committee announced Blake Androff as its new executive director. Androff was previously director of communications for the Interior Department.

Happy birthday to…

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, 65.

Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich., 70.

ICYMI: Staffer guide

Heard on the Hill has released a guide to help staffers navigate Capitol Hill, from getting that first job to learning how to make the most of your career. Check it all out here

What’s going on?

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