Word on the Hill: Happy Friday

Books, restaurants and trees

This week was taken up with debate over the Republican repeal and replace health care effort. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
This week was taken up with debate over the Republican repeal and replace health care effort. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted March 24, 2017 at 5:00am

After a busy week on the Hill, there’s a lot to do off the Hill this weekend to chill out.

Temperatures are supposed to reach 75 degrees in the District on Saturday, so it will be a great time to check out what’s left of the Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin.

Also, new restaurant alert: Mirabelle, an American-French luxury restaurant, is worth checking out downtown this weekend. It’s at 900 16th St. NW. 

Scandalous

Former Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., is out with a book, detailing his experiences working his way up to Congress and his eventual downfall following his 2013 arrest for attempting to buy cocaine. He resigned in January 2014. The book, “Democrazy,” will be released Tuesday. Watch for HOH’s review.

HOH’s weekly video

Due to a hectic week of health care negotiations on the Hill, none of the lawmakers who were supposed to play in the 30th annual Home Court charity basketball game Wednesday night were able to show up. HOH spotted Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., former Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, who stopped by to show their support for the game and its charity, the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

Happy birthday to …

Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, 52.

On Sunday

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, turns the big 5-0

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., 77

We’re moving

Our offices at 77 K St. NE are closed today because CQ Roll Call is moving downtown. We open Monday at our new location at 1625 Eye St. NW.

What’s going on?

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