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Word on the Hill: Gorsuch on Snapchat

Albright, spottings, and grad school

Monday's snapchat filter from the NRSC. (Photo courtesy of the NRSC)
Monday's snapchat filter from the NRSC. (Photo courtesy of the NRSC)

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has decided to have some fun with Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination hearings.

The NRSC launched a Snapchat filter series in support of Gorsuch, and a new filter will be unveiled each day that you can use if you’re in the area. The committee asks that you send your photographs with the filter to ‘TheNRSC’ on Snapchat.

On Monday, the Human Rights Campaign also had a filter for the hearing that said: “Hate Won’t Make Us Great.”

Albright on the Hill

This week is jampacked with interesting people on Capitol Hill. Today, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will participate in a House Armed Services Committee hearing on “America’s Role in the World” at 10 a.m. in 2118 Rayburn.


California Democrats Barbara Lee and Karen Bass were spotted having brunch at Station 4 (1101 Fourth St. SW) together on Sunday. Two unidentified female guests also joined the congresswomen.

Sweet 16

Every year, Roll Call matches members of Congress with the field in the NCAA men’s college basketball championship bracket. House members are selected by whose districts the 64 teams in the tournament are located in.

Now that the field is down to the Sweet 16, there’s another chance for you to participate. Print out your bracket, fill it and tweet a photo of it at us with the hashtag #RCncaa17.

Grad school fair

Join Roll Call Live on Thursday for its premier graduate school fair. Network with representatives from the nation’s top graduate schools in public affairs, politics, business, law, and government, while gaining an early look at the admissions process from the schools themselves. Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is free.


“I hate the New England Patriots.”

— James B. Comey, FBI director, in the Capitol on Monday.

“You’re going to have your hands full with this president. He’s going to keep you busy.”

— Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., to Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch at his confirmation hearing Monday.

“It’s a strange thing that judges wear robes. You people are odd.”

— Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., at Gorsuch’s hearing.

“As all of us learn in Schoolhouse Rock …”

— Sasse before describing how the judiciary is a co-equal branch of government at Gorsuch’s hearing.

And Sasse on Twitter:

And Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, on Snapchat:

Photo courtesy of Grassley's Snapchat
(Photo courtesy of Grassley’s Snapchat “Grassley Works.”)

What’s going on?

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Bridget Bowman and Niels Lesniewski contributed to this report.

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