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Word on the Hill: Last Week of Black History Month

Tim Scott goes to a museum with Donald Trump

The Museum of African American History and Culture is a great place to celebrate Black History Month in D.C. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

As February comes to an end, so does Black History Month.

D.C.’s free film festival to celebrate the month is on Sunday, hosted by Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office on African American Affairs and actor Lamman Rucker at Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St. NW) from 2 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are free but seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The festival will also showcase essay and short film submissions from D.C. area high school students.

And be sure to check out Roll Call’s Black History Month video series.

Ryan gets a lot of postcards

UltraViolet, a liberal advocacy group, is planning on delivering a truck full of about 86,000 postcards to House Speaker Paul D. Ryans district office today at 11 a.m. The organization said the move comes after “weeks of Americans saying they were unable to reach the speaker’s office.”

Also included with the postcards will be a cake and a singing telegram. 

Organizers had previously planned for delivery to Ryan’s home in Janesville, Wisconsin, but later decided on the office instead, according to a press release.

Staffer shuffle

Becca Brukman is the new communications director for Rep. Dwight Evans, D-Pa. She was previously deputy press secretary for Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif.

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., named M.E. Smith as his campaign manager for his 2018 re-election race. Smith previously served as deputy campaign manager for Sen. Michael Bennet’s, D-Colo., successful re-election effort last year. 

Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon & Associates has announced its new partners: Todd Smith, who served as chief of staff to former Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., (now governor of Georgia), and Blake Fulenwider, former deputy commissioner at the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Ado Machida, former director of policy implementation for Trump for America, has joined Navigators Global LLC, a Republican government relations and communications firm.

Scott plays tour guide for Trump

South Carolina Sen. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/31487?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Tim Scott</a> and President Donald Trump at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Scott's Instagram page)
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and President Donald Trump at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Scott's Instagram page)

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., posted on Instagram that he toured the National Museum of African American History and Culture with President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

Happy birthday to …

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., 45.

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