Real Housewives: Stacie coming to Capitol, Michaele to ‘Today’

The cast of the “Real Housewives of D.C.” is expanding its influence. 

On Thursday, cast member Stacie Turner will join a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers on Capitol Hill to release new data and call for action on issues that affect foster children. Turner is a former foster child, and her search for her birth father has been an ongoing subplot of the first season of “Real Housewives.” 

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Present at the noon press conference will be Sens. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuMeet Mitch Landrieu, the 2020 dark-horse Dem Medicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Five unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory MORE (D-La.) and Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleySenate panel questions Lynch on alleged FBI interference The Hill's 12:30 Report GOP senator surprises top Dem with birthday cake MORE (R-Iowa), the co-chairmen of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth. The pair recently filmed an appearance on “Dr. Phil” to talk about foster children, timed to correspond with the start of the school year. From the House side, Reps. Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann'Real Housewives' producer 'begging' Conway to join cast Ex-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog MORE (R-Minn.), a mom to five biological children and 23 foster kids, will join the senators and the actress, as will Rep. Jim McDermottJim McDermottLobbying World Dem lawmaker: Israel's accusations start of 'war on the American government' Dem to Trump on House floor: ‘Stop tweeting’ MORE (D-Wash.), sponsor of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act.

Another “Real Housewives of D.C.” cast member is making an appearance of a different kind: Michaele Salahi announced Wednesday that she will appear as a guest host on the last hour of NBC’s “Today” show on Friday morning, alongside Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.