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Word on the Hill: The New City That Never Sleeps?

Twitter trolling

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his colleagues seem to be working nonstop. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his colleagues seem to be working nonstop. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Senators seem to never go home these days, and you can find people walking around the Capitol at all hours of the night.

Senate Carryout and the Refectory have opened earlier and remain open later than usual. Capitol Police and workers around the complex have had extended shifts.

So, how much sleep is everyone getting and how has it changed this Congress?

Take the latest HOH survey — it’s anonymous, it takes only a few minutes, and we want to hear from you.

D.C. cultural event of the day

A special performance of Watch on the Rhine is this evening at Arena Stage at 8 p.m. It’s the story of a young woman escaping to the D.C. suburbs with her German husband during World War II. Stay tuned for HOH’s review.

This week, HOH also reviewed the new Smithsonian Channel documentary, “The Obama Years: The Power of Words.”

Flake trolls back

When someone tweeted at Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., that he doesn’t “even try to hide his evil,” Flake appeared to mull over his response.

Dems troll Trump in video series

“Who do you think would survive longer in the wilderness, House Natural Resources Committee ranking member Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., or Donald Trump?” the committee’s Democrats asked in a press release. Grijalva’s ‘Better Know a Member’ video came out Wednesday and is the first of the Democrats’ video series, which will include interviews with all the Democratic committee members over the next few months.


“The nights and the days have just blurred together.”

— Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on the Senate’s late nights.

Capitol Hill Competition

Members of Congress and staffers can sign up for the Capitol Hill Competition, part of the larger April 2 Cherry Blossom Run, by going to

Hill staffers are guaranteed entry in the run. Last year, 662 runners competed on 66 teams. Top honors went to the Red, White and Blumenauer team fielded by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.

Happy birthday to…

Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., 47.

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