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July 11, 2014
As staff director of the Senate Rules Committee, Jean Parvin Bordewich played a major role in staging the 2013 presidential inaugural ceremonies.
While on vacation from Capitol Hill in August of last year, Bordewich penned her own production. In New York’s Hudson Valley she finished the first draft of “Marriage, Lizards and Love,” a play that tells the tale of a young couple’s fracturing marriage premiering at this summer’s Capital Fringe Festival.
Bordewich, who retired at the end of May after more than 20 years as a congressional staffer, said in recent interview that despite the many parallels, she was at first shy about sharing her creative venture with her Capitol Hill colleagues. Full story
June 6, 2014
Traffic rules that went into effect on June 1 prohibit anyone without a permit from the House or Senate from parking a bike on Capitol grounds.
That would effectively ban lobbyists, tourists and the thousands of other people visiting Congress from using the 40 or so outdoor bike racks previously available to the public.
Capitol Police say they don’t plan to enforce the law on the outdoor bike racks or impound bikes as long as they are parked appropriately. Full story
May 21, 2014
The Capitol Hill premiere of a film about billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch sparked outrage from Republicans on Tuesday, but it wasn’t all that long ago that a movie co-produced by Citizens United was being screened in the Capitol Visitor Center.
In September 2009, Republicans hosted former Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and his wife, Callista, for an on-campus premiere of their documentary, “Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage.” A joint production of Gingrich Productions and Citizens United, the film explores the role of religion in early American history.