Word on the Hill: Financial Planning
ACLI Capitol Challenge signups, and members back up Wynonna Judd
April is National Financial Literacy Month and the Senate Office of Education and Training has arranged for staffers to meet with a certified financial planner today on a first-come, first-served basis between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902.
No registration is required, just your Capitol identification. Come with specific questions and/or any financial documents.
Today is the last day to register for the 2017 ACLI Capital Challenge without paying late fees. Entry will close on April 27. It’s the 36th year of the event, a 3-mile team race to benefit the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. Staffers, lawmakers, and the media are eligible to participate.
Members dance and sing with Wynonna Judd
More than a dozen lawmakers got onstage with country singer Wynonna Judd on Wednesday night during the Recording Academy’s annual Grammys on the Hill Awards. The event, which featured performances from Judd and fellow country singer Keith Urban, one of the night’s honorees, was part of a push for representation and compensation for music creators. Check out the video below to watch lawmakers attempting to sing along to Judd’s country classic “No One Else on Earth.”
Correction from yesterday’s WOTH:Elliott Broidy, who was national vice chairman of the Trump Victory Fund, is returning to the Republican National Committee as national deputy finance chairman. He is also chairman and CEO of Broidy Capital Management. He was previously finance chairman of the Republican National Committee under President George W. Bush.
Subject Matter, a public relations firm in D.C., announced that Jamie Wall will join the firm’s government relations team beginning April 17. She previously worked at Honeywell International, and for Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and former Sen. Christopher S. Bond, R-Mo.
Overheard on the Hill
“Bad day for democracy.”
— Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as pulling the trigger on the so-called nuclear option over Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination loomed in the Senate.
“On a more upbeat note, the Lady Gamecocks are national champions!”
— Sen. Lindsey Graham on the Senate floor, talking about the University of South Carolina’s NCAA women’s basketball championship following an intense Sen. Marco Rubio speech about the state of American politics.
Happy birthday to …
Rep. Robert A. Brady, D-Pa., 72.
On Saturday: Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., 62.
What’s going on?
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