Happy Friday and last day of recess.
Tomorrow is the 47th annual Earth Day and here are ways you can celebrate Mother Nature.
Seven people at a pro-marijuana legalization event outside the Dirksen Office Building were arrested on Thursday, three on possession with intent to distribute and four with possession. The event participants were giving out free joints to congressional staffers and believed they were on D.C. land where possession of marijuana is legal. Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano was on the scene.
What was intended as a lawful handout of marijuana joints to Capitol Hill staffers on 4/20, also known as National Weed Day, ended in seven arrests.
The handout was organized by DCMJ and was entitled the first annual #JointSession on Thursday. Seven volunteers with the organization were arrested while distributing joints from a large bag. Adam Eidinger, co-founder of DCMJ, was of those arrested.
DCMJ is hosting its first ever cannabis giveaway today, also known as a #JointSession, in honor of 4/20 or as some consider it, National Weed Day.
All members of Congress, staffers, journalists, support staff, and interns are invited to get a free joint starting at “high noon” at the corner of First St. and Constitution Ave. NE. You just need to be 21 years old or older and present a valid congressional ID.
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is having an open house this morning for staffers.
The open house runs from 8 to 10 a.m. The museum, located at 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, opened in September and continues to be an extremely popular attraction for tourists and Washingtonians.
A falling tree killed an Architect of the Capitol employee working on a project Tuesday near the Cannon House Office Building.
“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Architect of the Capitol employee Matthew McClanahan following an accident on the U.S. Capitol Grounds,” architect Stephen T. Ayers said in a statement.
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., recently got a sneak peak at the Museum of theAmerican Revolution in Philadelphia, which is set to open to the public on Wednesday.
It is the first national museum that tells the entire story of the American Revolution and has more than 3,000 items in its collection, CBS reported.
The 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll is happening today on the South Lawn.
Festivities take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are expected to take part.
The Senate Chaplain’s Easter service is today in the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902, noon - 1 p.m.
Whether you’re celebrating Easter or not, here are a few restaurants offering specials for brunch this Sunday:
The annual White House Easter Egg Roll is no longer the only game in town.
The Washington Nationals are hosting their first-ever Easter Egg Hunt at Nationals Park on Sunday. It will take place on the field after the Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:35 p.m.
When President Donald Trump first announced his temporary travel ban on immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, one group started looking into how Americans were reacting to the news on social media.
Stratos Jets, a private jet charter service, has looked at more than 120,000 tweets related to the ban. It found that two days after the first executive order, more than 35 percent of those tweets contained the hashtag #NoBan.
Freshman Rep. Charlie Crist, 60, a Florida Democrat, talks about his boat and what he learned from being Florida governor and attorney general.
Q: What have you learned about Congress so far?
Daily Show correspondent and comic Hasan Minhaj is this year’s host of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.
Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, White House Correspondents Association president, made the announcement Tuesday on “Morning Joe.”
If you have a pet, give him or her a little extra love today on National Pet Day.
If you don’t have a pet, Pets and Pints will have more information about your adoption options.
Lewis told viewers in a video posted on his Facebook page that he and Nolan had been waiting for their flight home from Washington for the Easter recess for 24 hours and then it “disappeared from the screen.”
April is National Financial Literacy Month and the Senate Office of Education and Training has arranged for staffers to meet with a certified financial planner today on a first-come, first-served basis between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902.
No registration is required, just your Capitol identification. Come with specific questions and/or any financial documents.
Over a dozen members of Congress got on stage with country singer Wynonna Judd on Wednesday night during the Recording Academy’s “Grammys on the Hill” event. The event, which featured performances from Judd and Keith Urban, was part of a push for representation and compensation for music creators. Watch the video for lawmakers attempting to sing along to Judd’s country classic “No One Else on Earth.”
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