Heard on the Hill

Word on the Hill: Semi-Recess Week

Your social calendar for the week

A television monitor at the TV stakeout shows proceedings on the floor as the House votes to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

House staffers get a bit of a break this week.

While the Senate is in session, the House is on recess following a long and stressful week that culminated with the passage of the Republican health care bill. 

Happening this week …

WednesdayPGA of America and the Women’s Congressional Golf Association’s fourth annual Get Golf Ready power mixer, a golf-themed networking event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Trucking Association (430 First Street SE, Ste 100). RSVP here.

Cement and Concrete fly-in reception; 5:30 p.m., Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485. RSVP: dbell@cement.org.  National Venture Capital Association reception, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. RSVP here.

ALCI roster is out

The team lineup for the 36th annual ACLI Capital Challenge is out. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is on the wheelchair team and Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, have teams as well as Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Susan A. Davis, D-Calif., Tom Reed, R-N.Y., Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., Tom Graves, R-Ga., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Tim Walz, D-Minn., Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., and Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill.

As usual, the three-mile race is in Anacostia Park. The event raises money for the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

Carla Hayden throwing out first pitch

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden is throwing out the opening pitch tonight at 7:05 p.m. when the Washington Nationals play the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. Sorry, Nationals fans, but her roots are in Baltimore.

Underwood is back this month

Fictional president Frank Underwood on Netflix’s “House of Cards” wrote a mock-letter asking viewers for their loyalty. It was sent to Netflix users on May 1.

It reads, “All my life, I've devoted myself to our fine country. Protecting your freedoms is my greatest honor. In dark times like these, we must keep our eyes open and watch out for each other. As May 30th approaches, I need your loyalty more than ever. Can Claire and I count on you?”

The show returns on May 30.

Overheard on the Hill

Happy birthday to …

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., 66.

Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Mich., 56.

What’s going on?

Have any tips, announcements or Hill happenings? Send them to AlexGangitano@cqrollcall.com.

Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android.