June 4, 2018
We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.
There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.
Send tips, clips and all your hot goss to HOH@rollcall.com, tweet at us at @HeardontheHill or send them directly to Alex Gangitano, our Heard on the Hill reporter, at AlexGangitano@rollcall.com. Here’s the word on the Hill for today:
Florida support system
After the news spread that former President George H.W. Bush was released from the hospital on Monday, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen sent best wishes to fellow Florida Republican Jeb Bush.
Rep. Jody Hice posted a pun-filled note to his wife for their 35th wedding anniversary.
Sen. Bill Cassidy's office likes to be correct. Politico reporter Dan Diamond spotted a sign informing the his office staff that “health care” is two words.
One person showed up to Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's Town Hall on Monday morning, so that constituent had a one-on-one conversation with the congressman.
PwC announced that Mark Prater, former chief tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, will be managing director of PwC’s Washington National Tax Services group.
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said he would consider co-hosting a cable TV show with lawyer Michael Avenatti, who represents Stormy Daniels.
“He has a real presence [on TV]. He would be the type of guy that I would want on my team, frankly,” Scaramucci told C-SPAN. “Would I have a show with him? Nothing has really come up with that.”
Stick to senatoring
Sen. Marco Rubio posted a video this weekend predicting that the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns will play in the next Super Bowl.
The Browns have never been in the Super Bowl and are coming off a 0-16 season, but you can check out his Rubio’s reasoning.
Rep. Gus Bilirakis is getting hammered about some of the topics of his first-ever Women's Summit, like gardening, weight loss and “a woman’s guide to financial planning,” the Tampa Bay Times reported from an event flier.
The congressman said the topics came from feedback after a women’s event in 2014.
So that explains it
A series of unintelligible tweets from Rep. Billy Long last week raised a few questions. It turns out that the congressman's phone was hacked, AJC reported.
Long deactivated his Twitter account and will have the House tech staff look at his phone.
‘Work hard at work worth doing’
Rep. Seth Moulton invoked lessons from Teddy Roosevelt and his grandfather in tackling a project at home this weekend.
Big event this week
The always popular annual ice cream party on Capitol Hill, hosted by the International Dairy Foods Association, is on Wednesday. It's from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Union Square Park, which is located across the reflecting pool from the Capitol.
Hannah Smith is Sen. Chris Coons' new deputy communications director. She previously was communications director for Rep. Debbie Dingell.