Roll Call’s Bridget Bowman spotted a bipartisan pup moment Wednesday.
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., brought seven-month-old Boston terrier Tilly around with him on Wednesday, whipping votes for her in a cutest dog contest, and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., stopped to say hello.
Ellison engages with Emgage
Emgage is a Muslim-American nonprofit advocacy group, coming to Capitol Hill today to discuss hate crimes and President Donald Trump’s travel ban, among other topics, with members of Congress. Discussions will be centered on current legislation: an anti-hate crimes resolution and the Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017.
Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, will greet the group at 9:30 a.m. at a breakfast in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2043.
Buy a Lady a Drink
201 Bar kicks off its “Buy a Lady a Drink Concert Series” today to raise money for Water.org. The nonprofit provides clean water for women globally. White Ford Bronco is performing tonight and proceeds from the show will go to women in Brazil. Each week, proceeds go to women in different countries.
In partnership with Stella Artois, tickets include a limited edition “chalice” and a beer.
Hip hop’s impact
WE tv and the National Museum of African American History and Culture is hosting a discussion of the cultural impact of hip hop, to celebrate the new season of WE tv’s “Growing Up Hip Hop.” The event is at 6 p.m. at the museum (1400 Constitution Ave. NW). Invite-only. Learn more about the museum below.
Lay off the kid
On Wednesday, The Hill newspaper tweeted an article with the headline, “State Department to eliminate cybersecurity office: report.” A Twitter user then posted on the social media platform, “What, was Barron too busy with school?”
Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., apparently thought the user crossed a line by bringing President Donald Trump’s son Barron into it and called him out.
No fan of the State Dept move, but leave Barron out of it. https://t.co/Yr5jjPqMw5— Rep. Rick Larsen (@RepRickLarsen) July 19, 2017
The user’s tweet has since been deleted.
That annual event when members take photos with a pig
Citizens Against Government Waste held its annual event on the Hill to release its Congressional Pig Book, an “expose on pork-barrel spending.” This is the 25th edition of the book. Faye, a pot-bellied pig from Richmond, Va., was there for some photographs.
Overheard on the Hill
“This was an episode of ‘The Apprentice’ and your job was to construct a health care system …”
— Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., responding to a question on what lessons the president should learn from the recent health care process.
What’s going on?
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