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Capitol Hill Broadcasters Compete in RTCA Runoff
Jason Donner, Ben Siegel and Kelsey Snell elected to committee, fourth position to be decided next week

Broadcast journalists on Capitol Hill will vote in a runoff on Dec. 19 for the final position on the Radio-Television Correspondent's Association. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Runoff elections aren’t just for Mississippi and Louisiana — radio and television correspondents on Capitol Hill will vote in a runoff on Dec. 19 for the final position on the Radio-Television Correspondents Association.

Members of the RTCA, the primary organization promoting access for broadcasters on Capitol Hill, voted Thursday to elect the group’s executive committee. Seven candidates ran to fill four vacancies.

Saying Goodbye to a Media Refuge: The Rayburn Press Room
Undercover Capitol takes you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

No Exposure to Asbestos From Separated Duct in Capitol Attic
Architect of the Capitol made repairs on Thursday

A separated duct in the Capitol attic caused rumors of exposure to asbestos. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Air samples were found to be well below the regulatory limit for general space occupancy after the Architect of the Capitol discovered a separated duct in the attic of the Capitol.

On Thursday, the duct was identified and AOC shut off the air and evacuated the suites in the area served by the air handler, AOC spokeswoman Erin Courtney said.