Heard on the Hill

Word on the Hill: The Mystery of Mulvaney’s Missing Desk

A senator hits the big 5-0, and giving blood, sweat, and tears … and blood

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, left, thought fellow South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, right, might have hidden his desk. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., thought he might have been punked by one of his colleagues after his desk went missing while his office was being moved.

Mulvaney was moving offices as part of the relocating that takes place with a new Congress, but realized his desk wasn’t where it was supposed to be. He said members were told they didn’t have to pack the contents of their desks, so all of his stuff is missing, too.

Roll Call’s Lindsey McPherson asked him if he thought someone might be playing a joke on him and he realized that was a possibility. He then went to go check fellow South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdys office.

It turns out it wasn’t Gowdy. Mulvaney's office later confirmed that the Architect of the Capitol, which is responsible for the relocations, misplaced the desk.

Senate blood

Senators and their staff give their blood, sweat and tears every day at work, but they can now give some of it to charity, too. The Senate Blood Drive, provided by the American Red Cross, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-G50. It is sponsored by Senate Health Promotion and to register, call (800) 272-2123, ext 0.

Zinke at Heritage

Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., will speak at The Heritage Foundation today about his new book “American Commander,” in which he outlines his experiences as commander of a Navy SEAL unit. The event is from noon to 1 p.m. Check back for HOH’s coverage.

Holiday parties this weekend…

Saturday: National Military Family Association, 6 to 9 p.m. at PNC Diamond Club at Nationals Park. $50 registration online.

Happy birthday to…

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., turns the big 5-0.

Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, 54.

On Saturday:

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., 66.

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., 67.

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Ill., 63.

Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., 47.

Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., 56.

What’s going on?

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