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Word on the Hill: Sanders’ Book

A former speaker celebrates his birthday today

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be promoting his new book. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In” by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former presidential hopeful, came out this week.

The hardcover version is currently selling on Amazon.com for $16.20.

Sanders will speak about the book at 9 a.m. at the St. Regis Hotel (923 16th St. NW) at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast event.

The Vermont independent was just named ranking Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, which puts him in the role of chief opponent as Republicans craft budget resolutions to overhaul the health care law and the tax code.

Holiday party time

It’s that time of the year again when companies and government agencies all over Washington host holiday parties. Check Word on the Hill daily to learn about the parties taking place, and check Monday’s edition for a look ahead at the week’s parties. Of course, you can let us know what your party plans are.

Holiday party of the day

Government Affairs Industry Network happy hour to benefit Bread for the City’s “Holiday Helpings” campaign. Raffle prizes include Capitals and Redskins tickets — both club access seats — and a gift certificate for Jose Andres’ restaurant China Chilcano.

The event is at the Eighteenth Street Lounge, 1212 18th St. NW, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is free and online.

Staffer shuffle

Tim Daly is the new chief of staff for Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn. He previously managed the Guns and Crime Policy team at the Center for American Progress.

Rep.-elect Don Bacon, R-Neb., named retired Air Force Capt. Mark Dreiling as his chief of staff. Dreiling previously served as Bacon’s campaign manager in his successful bid for Nebraska’s 2nd District seat. 

Clapper on the Hill

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. is participating in a House Intelligence Committee hearing on the scope of support that the intelligence community provides for the Department of Defense. 9:30 a.m., Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building.

Happy Birthday to…

Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., 82.

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., 55.

Former House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, 67.

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