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Word on the Hill: Harris to Howard

Save the date to watch lawmakers compete in various sporting events

Sen.-elect Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is surrounded by reporters who were questioning Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after the Senate Democratic Caucus leadership elections in the Capitol, November 16, 2016. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen.-elect Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is surrounded by reporters who were questioning Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after the Senate Democratic Caucus leadership elections in the Capitol, November 16, 2016. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

It’s graduation season and that means lawmakers will be making the rounds to colleges and universities across the country.

Freshman Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced over the weekend that she will be giving the commencement speech to the 2017 graduating class at her alma mater, Howard University, on Saturday.

Harris received her Bachelor of Arts in economics from the university in 1986.

It is open to the media and the speech is scheduled for approximately 10:45 a.m.

Staff happy hour tonight

The LGBT Congressional Staff Association is teaming up today with the Women’s Congressional Staff Association for a happy hour where “all women including allies, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals are welcome!”

It is at Republic Restoratives, a lesbian-owned distillery and bar, 1369 New York Ave. NE, 5 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP here.

Save the date

The warmer weather means more congressional sporting events happening in the next couple of months.

Here’s the rundown, and be on the lookout for HOH’s coverage:

May 17: The 36th annual ACLI Capital Challenge; a three-mile race that raises money for the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, is in Anacostia Park. Find out who’s running.

May 23: The fifth annual Capital Soccer Classic, in which members of Congress and staffers play with current and former professional soccer players at RFK Stadium. Tickets are free.

June 15: The 56th annual Congressional Baseball Game, in which Republican and Democratic lawmakers face off at Nationals Park. Check out the rosters. Tickets are $10 and the game supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the Nationals Dream Foundation, and the Washington Literacy Center.

June 21: The ninth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game; Members of Congress take on the D.C. media corps at Watkins Recreation Center to raise money for the Young Survival Coalition. Tickets are $10.

Overheard

“I thought I was all done with this when I left the government.” -Former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, on testifying before the Senate again.

What’s going on?

Have any tips, announcements or Hill happenings? Send them to AlexGangitano@cqrollcall.com.

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