Coming Soon: A House Wellness Center for Employees
Omnibus spending bill allocated money to establish program

Coming to a House wellness program near you? The chief administrative officer is establishing a House wellness program as soon as this year. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A wellness program for House employees is ramping up, including a search for a full-time coordinator and plans for a “wellness center” storefront in the Capitol complex. 

“Having worked on the Hill for several decades, I know how rewarding it can be, but I also know how stressful it is and how it impacts you professionally and personally,” said House Chief Administrative Officer Philip G. Kiko.

Boehner's Office Has Spent $100K Since Retirement
Former speaker keeps space on Hill, allowed by House protocol

John A. Boehner, whose last day as speaker was Oct. 29, 2015, has said he would vote for Donald Trump in November. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Speaker John A. Boehner may be busy commenting on the state of politics while far away from Washington, but the Ohio Republican hasn’t completely closed up shop on Capitol Hill.  

The speaker’s post-retirement office spent nearly $100,000 from the time he left Congress last fall through the end of March, according to data from the Chief Administrative Officer of the House .  

Dunkin' Donuts Opens in Longworth
Former Creamery also features new Baskin-Robbins

Dunkin' Donuts opened  in the Longworth House Office Building on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Craving coffee, doughnuts or ice cream?  

You're in luck -- the long awaited Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins is officially opened for business Monday in the Longworth House Office Building.  

Clean Up Continues in Longworth Lead Paint Incident

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 15: A U.S. Capitol Police officer escorts a Sodexo worker from the Longworth House Office Building after exposure to lead paint dust left workers feeling sick, Jan. 15, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

All eight employees who were exposed to lead paint dust in the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria were treated and released from local hospitals,  a spokesman for Sodexo, the food service vendor that employs them, said Tuesday.  

Laboratory tests over the weekend confirmed lead dust was in the kitchen area of the cafeteria Friday morning but no food was contaminated, according to the Architect of the Capitol. The cafeteria remains closed Tuesday as cleanup efforts continue.