Posts Tagged ‘Cathy Lanier’
Reporters have a lot of access on Capitol Hill, but the Standing Committee of Correspondents made it clear this week that such access has its limits.
Following an incident in which a reporter mistakenly walked onto the House floor, the standing committee issued a memo Tuesday stating, “Reporters are not allowed on the floor of the House or the Senate.”
Quick schedule change for tomorrow’s Q&A Cafe at Nathans of Georgetown from owner Carol Joynt:
Yesterday evening I got a call from Officer Contee on behalf of DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier, telling me the chief has been asked to testify Thursday morning before a House homeland security subcommittee. She’s been told her testimony will happen at some point between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
We’re hoping it’s on the earlier side and that she will be able to make it on time to her scheduled appearance at The Q&A Cafe. Even if her testimony is as late as 11 or 11:30, she can make it because, for one thing, she can get through traffic. I told Officer Contee that rather than cancelling her appearance I would like to take the chance to see if it works out. It’s worth the gamble.
No matter what, we’re not scrapping the lunch, our first of the spring season. To that end, after Contee’s call I called the wonderful political commentator and analyst Mark Plotkin, and he’s generously agreed to be on standby if Lanier gets stuck on the Hill. Mark, who hosts The Politics Program for WTOP (103.5 fm) is an ace on politics in general but DC in particular. If he is our interview on Thursday, there will be a lot to talk about – including the police department, Mayor Fenty’s performance (so far), Bush, Iraq and so much more. (And if he’s not, we’ll have him at a later date).
Joynt says that, as of now, looks like Plotkin will be the definite sub.