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Word on the Hill: Weekend for Moms

Today is the annual memorial service honoring the four Capitol Police officers

Political moms will be celebrated on Sunday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Political moms will be celebrated on Sunday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sunday is Mother’s Day and we talked to some senators about lessons they learned from their mothers.

Sens. Tim Scott, Debbie Stabenow, Lisa Murkowski and Ron Wyden paid tribute to their moms and shared with us some stories.

Check it out and Happy Mother’s Day to HOH readers.

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Capitol Police officers honored

The annual memorial service honoring the four Capitol Police officers who have died in the line of duty is at 9 a.m. today. Those officers are: Sergeant Christopher S. Eney, Officer Jacob J. Chestnut, Detective John M. Gibson, and Sergeant Clinton J. Holtz. This year’s event is being held during National Police Week and takes place in the Congressional Auditorium Atrium of the Capitol Visitor Center.

Brunches around D.C. to celebrate your mom

Ocean Prime: The downtown upscale seafood restaurant is having an a la carte brunch starting at 11 a.m. and running all day. Along with their meal options like crab and eggs, and their signature bloody mary, the restaurant has also teamed up with the floral shop, UrbanSteam, to give mothers flowers.

Kyirisan: The Shaw restaurant is offering a prix-fixe brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $35 for adults and $18 for children. That includes a three-course meal and one mimosa.

Ladurée: The Georgetown bakery straight out of Paris, which just opened this month, has its version of a Mother’s Day brunch with tea, lobster rolls, and macarons, as well as limited-time collection macarons for Mom, rose jam, rose scented candles, rose tea, and many other treats. There is also a heart-shaped cake filled with strawberries.

Clay celebrates finalists in high school art competition

Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., is hosting 19 high school constituents who are the finalists in the congressman’s 17th annual Congressional Art Competition. The winner’s work will be displayed in the 2017 show. Clay’s 2016 winner’s work has been taken down since it was the subject of controversy because it depicted police-community relations in Ferguson, Missouri.

The event takes place in St. Louis at 5:30 p.m. today.

Presenting the BobbleDonald

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday launched the BobbleDonald, a communicative bobblehead depicting President Donald Trump. Users type a question, such as “Is James Comey fired?” and choose either “yes” or “no,” which will make the bobblehead react. Then, you can generate a GIF to share on social media.

Staffer shuffle

Martha Boneta is the executive vice president of Citizens for the Republic, a conservative PAC. She is the founder of the Piedmont Agriculture Academy, Liberty Hall Livestock Rescue.

Happy birthday to…

Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, R-N.J., 71.

Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., 42.


Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., 40.

Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I., 51.


Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., 67.

Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., 55.

Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., 63.

Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., 52.

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