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Word on the Hill: Week Three of Trump

House Democrats go on retreat this week

Showing this week: a film that looks back on Barack Obama’s presidency. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Showing this week: a film that looks back on Barack Obama’s presidency. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

We’ve entered into the third week of Donald Trump’s presidency.

This week on Capitol Hill might be a little lighter than last.

The House is on recess starting Thursday because of the House Democrats’ retreat from Feb. 8-10 in Baltimore. Look out for Roll Call’s coverage.

The Senate is in session all week. (Senate Democrats went on retreat in January.)

Happening this week…


Screening of ‘The Obama Years: The Power of Words’ at the National Museum of American History at 6:30 p.m. Look out for HOH’s coverage.

Taste of Japan Honorary Award reception at 641 S St. NW at 7 p.m.


Special performance of ‘Watch on the Rhine’ at Arena Stage at 8 p.m. Look out for HOH’s coverage.


“Chuck’s been up for a while.”

— Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., joking with Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa., who is known for his early-morning runs, at the 6:30 a.m. Senate vote last Friday.

Happy birthday to …

Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, D-Pa., 40.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., 72.

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

Health Care Decoded

As a new administration takes over, the nation’s evolving health care system — valued today at more than $3 trillion — will face significant changes.

On March 16, Roll Call Live, in partnership with the editorial powerhouse of CQ News, invites you to a packed morning of expert analysis and nonpartisan discussion to examine the many questions that health care industry stakeholders and policymakers will face. Check out the agenda and register!

What’s going on?

Have any tips, announcements or Hill happenings? Send them to AlexGangitano@cqrollcall.comBridget Bowman contributed to this report.

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