Heard on the Hill

Word on the Hill: Busy Social Week

Hamburgers and shuffling staffer

Ben Bergstrom, from North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s office puts a Santa hat on a mountain lion on loan from North Dakota's Kenner Simmental Ranch while decorating for Christmas in their Russell building office. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Hopefully, you got some rest this weekend because the week’s social calendar is jampacked.

Since there is a lot going on and a lot of holiday parties, HOH weeded through the list to give you the best options each day.

For staffers, these parties are accessible from the Hill and are fairly easy to get into.

Happening tonight

American Association of Political Consultants, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Shelly’s Back Room, 1331 F St. NW. RSVP by buying a ticket online.


The Heritage Foundation, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. RSVP by emailing gerren.mcham@heritage.org.


The Brewers Association, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria. There’s an open invite online.


Leidos DSI, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Rayburn 2168. There’s an open invite online.

Check back daily for more events, see the full list of parties and a guide to navigating them. If your office is decorating for the holidays, send us photographs for an HOH shout-out.

Staffer shuffle

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman-elect Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, named John Rogers as the executive director on Friday. Rogers currently serves as the group’s political director.

Need a hamburger now?

Shake Shack launched a mobile app on Friday so all six D.C., Virginia and Maryland locations can accept orders from phones. Users can request their made-to-order items from their phones and the app also includes a location finder, favorite order history, and nutritional and allergen information.

ICYMI: A class of their own

The Senate Republican Conference made a video about their 114th freshman class as we wrap up this Congress. Take a look.


“I don’t think Elaine Chao is a billionaire.”

- Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., to reporters in New York after being asked about all the very wealthy people in the Donald Trump Cabinet.

“If he is sincere about draining the swamp, there are plenty of Democrats in the Senate eager to join him.”

-Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., about President-elect Trump’s campaign promise.

Happy Birthday to…

Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., 60.

What’s going on?

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