Rummage Sale

Posted July 3, 2003 at 5:24pm

If you’re looking for some new furniture, how about vintage DCCC?

As the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee undergoes massive renovations, the party committee is looking to sell its old office equipment and furniture — that is, if the Federal Election Commission approves.

[IMGCAP(1)]DCCC lawyers Judy Corley and Brian Svoboda recently wrote to the FEC requesting that the committee be allowed to “accept proceeds from the sale of office equipment and furniture removed during the renovation of its headquarters if sold at fair market prices.”

The attorneys say the old equipment and furniture are “incompatible with the new space and future plans” of the renovated Democratic headquarters.

In the past, the FEC has not treated money raised from isolated sale of original assets as political contributions.

According to the DCCC, the items will be available for sale “to a wide array of potential purchasers.”

Traffic Patterns. The Architect of the Capitol will temporarily close a portion of Constitution Avenue at First Street Northwest beginning today.

The closure, due to construction of the Capitol Perimeter Security Program, will continue through August.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Similar temporary closures will being in August at Constitution Avenue and Second Street Northeast. Those lane closures will be in effect during daytime business hours.

Summer School. The National Defense University at Fort McNair will host a national security course for Hill aides Aug. 11-15 open to all Congressional staffers.

The one-week course will cover a variety of national and international strategic issues, including homeland defense, economic conditions and trends, and terrorism.

Free reservations can be made by calling Col. Mike Puckett at (202) 685-4373 or e-mailing puckettr@ndu.edu. Space is limited.

— Amy Keller, Jennifer Yachnin and Bree Hocking