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Word on the Hill: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Messages in pill bottles and Cory Booker’s birthday

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan poses with children of members of the media on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan poses with children of members of the media on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In both the Capitol and the White House, staffers and the press corps have a chance today to participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

House leadership has invited the media to bring their reporters-in-training to Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s weekly news conferences at 10:45 a.m.

Pelosi is greeting children of staffers and media in her office and taking individual photographs at 11:30 a.m.

Similarly, the White House has invited members of the media to bring their children from the ages of 5 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The White House Press Office will hold a mock briefing and other activities.

Members getting a message in a bottle

The Center for American Progress Action Fund is delivering thousands of messages in pill bottles to lawmakers today, urging them to protect the 2010 health care law. The liberal advocacy group has been encouraging people to send messages to their members of Congress through its MessageInAPillBottle.Org website. The messages have been printed and stuffed into pill bottles, which will be hand-delivered starting this morning.

When senators get on a bus together…

WHCD parties starting tonight

Parties surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner start today with the Washingtonian and Story Partners 4th Annual Washington Women in Journalism Awards and the Independent Journal Review’s The Golden Age of Journalism. Check out our full list.

Also happening today ….

S-3 Public Affairs’ 2017 Anniversary Party, 5:30 p.m., Stanton Greene, 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. RSVP:

Esri GIS and Public Policy Spring Reception, 6 to 8 p.m., Sonoma, 223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. RSVP here.

Did you sign up for the ACLI Capital Challenge?

Registration closes today for the 36th annual ACLI Capital Challenge, a three-mile team race. Members of Congress, the administration and the media are eligible to participate. The race raises money for the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. Register here.

Overheard on the Hill

“What party do you think I’m in?”

— Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, after Brown misidentified him as a Republican at a news conference with coal miners.

“That would be too Rudy Giuliani-like.”

— Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., after the moderator at the Baker Hostetler annual legislative seminar jokingly suggested that Blunt should answer his cell phone on the stage.

Happy Birthday to …

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., 48.

Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., 70.

Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., 38.

Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., 68.

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