Word on the Hill: Race Car Driver Makes Stop
A few options for things to do this evening
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will be on Capitol Hill today for a meet and greet to promote life insurance’s role in American’s lives.
The event, hosted by the Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus, is at 1:30 p.m. in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 121.
Former Sen. Dirk Kempthorne, R-Idaho, also a former governor and Interior secretary, will emcee the event. Kempthorne is president of the American Council of Life Insurers.
You can take a photograph with the trailblazing race car driver and snack on some Georgetown Cupcakes. No RSVP required.
Pence has a rabbit named Marlon Bundo
Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a photograph of his pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo, on Tuesday, saying the furry friend was making his first appearance in the White House. He first tweeted: “Looking forward to hosting military spouses & families in honor of Military Appreciation Month & an early Military Spouse Appreciation Day.”
Then, he added that Bundo will also be present at the event.
And we can’t wait for military families to meet Marlon Bundo, our pet rabbit making his 1st @WhiteHouse appearance: https://t.co/yk0nm9nKIS pic.twitter.com/IDzBEqlBb2
— Vice President Pence (@VP) May 9, 2017
Also happening today …
PGA of America and the Women’s Congressional Golf Association’s fourth annual Get Golf Ready power mixer, a golf-themed networking event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Trucking Association, 430 First Street SE, Suite 100. RSVP here.
Cement and Concrete fly-in reception, 5:30 p.m., Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Venture Capital Association reception, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. Closed event.
To mark National Teacher Day on Tuesday, many lawmakers tweeted a photograph or just the name of their favorite teachers. Here are some highlights.
I’m thankful for the opportunities & support I was given by my community, especially from teachers like Sr. Yvonne #NationalTeachersDay pic.twitter.com/KeNqIEbfVP
— Paul Ryan (@PRyan) May 9, 2017
My fourth grade teacher from St. Louis Park, Mrs. Molin, attended my swearing-in ceremony. Thank a teacher as part of #NationalTeachersDay. pic.twitter.com/2TALDiT4dP
— Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) May 9, 2017
On #NationalTeacherDay, I want to recognize Chillicothe’s own and Ohio’s 2017 Teacher of the Year, Dustin Weaver. #ThankATeacherOH pic.twitter.com/eMw3fsYjuj
— Steve Stivers (@RepSteveStivers) May 9, 2017
On #NationalTeacherDay, we celebrate the teachers that work tirelessly to change us for the better – like my 1st grade teacher Mrs. Wilson! pic.twitter.com/ypRL0vMXxo
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 9, 2017
For #NationalTeacherDay I thank Gail Harper, my HS public speaking teacher who gave me the confidence to get where I am today #ThankATeacher
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) May 9, 2017
Happy Birthday to …
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., 57.
Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., 69, who got a new brother-in-law this past weekend.
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