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Word on the Hill: Liberty and Justice for Hurt

Speaker of the House has a birthday

Former Virginia Rep. Robert Hurt, center, is shown with Shawn Akers, left, dean of Liberty University’s Helms School of Government, and B. Keith Faulkner, dean of the Liberty University School of Law. (Courtesy Liberty University)

Former Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Va., will head Liberty University’s new Center for Law & Government, which the school says aims to influence public policy and spread conservative ideals.

“I could not be more thrilled to be a part of this project,” said Hunt, who represented Virginia’s 5th District from 2011 to 2017. “I think this is an excellent opportunity for Liberty University to be a part of the policy-making process in a way that other places cannot.”

Before running for Congress, Hunt served in the commonwealth’s Senate and House of Delegates. He chose not to run for re-election last year.


“I think he’s a genius at lowering expectations and overperforming.”

— Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., on President Donald Trump.

“The Senate is a smoky, misty mountain of mystery to me.”

— Roskam

Staffer guide

Heard on the Hill is releasing a guide for staffers to help navigate Capitol Hill, from getting that first job to learning how to make the most of your career. Over this week, we will be releasing profiles of staffers who can provide advice to those working on the Hill and on Monday, look out for tips and how-tos for your career. Check out the profiles online.

Happy birthday to…


Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., turns the big 7-0.

Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., 61.

Rep. Linda T. Sánchez, D-Calif., 48.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., 69.


House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., 47.

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Health Care Decoded

As a new administration takes over, the nation’s evolving health care system — valued today at more than $3 trillion — will face significant changes again.

On March 16, Roll Call Live, in partnership with the editorial powerhouse of CQ News, invites you to a packed morning of expert analysis and nonpartisan discussion to examine the many questions that health care industry stakeholders and policymakers will face. Check out the agenda and register!

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