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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives leave the U.S. Capitol

A big week for collecting checks

If you are yearning to give a bunch of money to members of Congress, this is your week. The House and Senate will likely be gone next week. So here are your big events for the next few days.

Monday: Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) has her holiday party at Fight Club on the Hill.

Tuesday: This is a fun one. “Pasta with Costa” is Rep. Jim Costa’s (D-Calif.) lunchtime fundraiser at RPM Italian. House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar is fundraising for California Rep. Mike Levin on the Hill. House Minority Whip Katherine Clark has a “labor lunch & roundtable” at the ALPA offices. Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) has a 4 p.m. whiskey tasting at the Bold PAC townhouse.

Anheuser Busch is hosting a holiday reception for Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas). Do you love the House Rules Committee? Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), the ranking member of the Rules panel, will be hosting a winter wine tasting on Capitol Hill at 5:30 p.m.

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) is hosting a dinner with Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-Mo.).

Wednesday: Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) has his annual Hanukkah party, benefitting Jersey Values PAC at 12:30 p.m. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) is hosting a gingerbread competition on the Hill. Do you like bourbon? Rep. Morgan McGarvey (D-Ky.) is hosting his “bourbon and brews” birthday party with Aguilar and Sánchez at the Majority Group’s townhouse.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries is appearing at a fundraiser for Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.). Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) is hosting a cigar event at Club Rex in Old Town.

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has his holiday party with a bunch of members, including House Majority Leader Steve Scalise. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) has an event right after Buchanan’s — a Festivus party.

Thursday: Rep. Shri Thanedar (D-Mich.) has “tea with Shri.” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) has a champagne holiday party on the Hill.

— Jake Sherman

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