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CQ Roll Call Sept. 4, 2015
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Iran Filibuster Watch — 4
Votes Away

Will supporters of the Iran deal be able to filibuster a resolution of disapproval?

POTUS Operandi

White House Wants Currency Enforcement

The White House called Thursday for Congress to send President Barack Obama a currency enforcement bill — an issue that has added urgency given the roiling of financial markets after China devalued the yuan.

Hill Blotter

Fattah Case: Congressional Gmail Subject to Subpoena

Just like Hillary Rodham Clinton, members of Congress can use personal email addresses to conduct congressional business. But those communications are not immune to FBI search.


Politics

Minnesota's John Kline Will Not Seek Eighth Term (Updated)

Seven-term Minnesota GOP Rep. John Kline announced Thursday he will not run for re-election, putting Republicans in a tough spot to hold the southeastern Minnesota district in a presidential year.

Gay Marriage Tussle Not David Bunning's First Brush With Infamy

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning’s decision Thursday to punish Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses she maintains conflict with her religious beliefs isn’t the only time the legal professional has been cast in an unflattering light.

Politics

Harry Reid Endorses Kihuen in Nevada House Race

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the dean of the Nevada congressional delegation, endorsed state Sen. Ruben Kihuen in a crowded Democratic primary in Nevada’s 4th District on Thursday.

Politics

Heitkamp to Decide on Campaign for Governor Over Next Week

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat whose seat could likely be a top target for national Republicans in 2018, will soon announce whether she will pursue a political path that could take a re-election campaign out of the picture.

Office Space: Peter Roskam's Map Collection (Video)

Office Space: Peter Roskam's Map Collection (Video)

Rep. Peter Roskam gave a tour of his congressional office in 2009 for Roll Call’s “Office Space” series, which returns this fall.

Clinton Emails: 5 Best Mentions of Members of Congress

Another day brings another batch of emails from the inbox of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In addition to a memo on how to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and inquiries on when to catch episodes of “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Wife,” the latest collection of emails from the former secretary of State’s time at Foggy Bottom includes several that made particular mention of members of Congress, past and present.

Politics

Fifth Republican Joins Indiana GOP Primary to Succeed Stutzman

Agribusinessman Kip Tom filed Tuesday to run in Indiana’s 3rd District, joining four Republicans already vying for the nomination to succeed Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who’s running for Senate.

Hill Life Mike Honda Lawyers Up

Mike Honda Lawyers Up

Rep. Michael M. Honda hired attorneys from two prominent Washington law firms and a California public relations firm to respond to a controversy surrounding a potential House Ethics Committee probe into improper coordination between his campaign and official staff.

Hill Life

The Ashley Madison Fallout: How Will Staffers Fare?

Information is still coming in about the people and technology devices connected to the Ashley Madison website, which promotes extramarital affairs. But several former staffers and current public relations professionals think a link from a House office to the site could be a job-ending offense, especially if the member of Congress feels the negative press will go over poorly with constituents.

Could Tobacco Carveout Kill TPP?

Could Tobacco Carveout Kill TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s rocky road in Congress faces a fresh threat from tobacco-state senators.

Hill Life

OPM Awards Credit-Monitoring Contract in Wake of Data Breach

Millions of individuals affected by the June data breach at the Office of Personnel Management will receive three years of credit monitoring and identity theft insurance, the agency announced Tuesday.

Politics Ted Cruz Hoping to Tap Into Donald Trump's Star Power

Ted Cruz Hoping to Tap Into Donald Trump's Star Power

As a legitimate celebrity from his 14 seasons as the host of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump’s candidacy for president has been a ratings boost for the Republican Party, both literally and figuratively.

Ex-Hill Intern Makes Facebook Fortune, Joins White House

A 24-year-old former Capitol Hill intern who has already struck it rich with an app bought by Facebook has joined the White House as the first ever “Director of Product.”

Hill Life Capitol Police Arrest Secret Service Impersonator in Scalise's Office (Video)

Capitol Police Arrest Secret Service Impersonator in Scalise's Office (Video)

Capitol Police arrested a man last month for reportedly impersonating a law enforcement officer in House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s Rayburn office.

McConnell Expects to Cut Budget Deal, Avert Shutdown (Video)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that funding the government is the top challenge facing him when he returns to the Capitol next week.

Politics Does David Vitter Have Something to Worry About?

Does David Vitter Have Something to Worry About?

Two-term Republican Sen. David Vitter started his bid for Louisiana governor as a solid, if not prohibitive, favorite. But Pelican State watchers believe that Vitter’s prospects look less certain now than they did six months ago.

Hill Life

White House Aide Facing Indictment Has Resigned

The Obama administration aide indicted Tuesday for allegedly shooting her Capitol Police boyfriend on Aug. 7 has resigned, according to a White House spokesperson.

Hensarling's Ex-Im Bank Opposition Costs Dallas

Hensarling's Ex-Im Bank Opposition Costs Dallas

With the Export-Import Bank’s charter now expired for two months and counting, pro-Ex-Im businesses are putting new pressure on the House Republicans behind the effort to shut down the federal credit agency.

Hill Life

Slain Former Intern Remembered at American University

On a small altar at the American University chapel sat red, white and blue flowers, a New York Yankees cap, and a picture of a beaming young man standing in front of the White House.

Canada Border Wall Idea Smacked by Rand Paul, Patrick Leahy

Canada Border Wall Idea Smacked by Rand Paul, Patrick Leahy

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may think that a wall along the U.S.-Canada border is a “legitimate” idea to look into, but two U.S. senators think it’s “dumb” and “terrible.”

Alaska Visit, Denali Naming Highlights Obama's Bucket List

President Barack Obama’s renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali has raised the hackles of Speaker John A. Boehner, but the rest of his Alaska trip may rile the GOP even more as the president highlights the effects of climate change and his go-it-alone plans to tackle it.

Politics Hassan Waits to Choose Her Adventure in New Hampshire

Hassan Waits to Choose Her Adventure in New Hampshire

DOVER, N.H. — Gov. Maggie Hassan stands in front of a green screen. To her left, a stick-on motif on the wall prompts her to “Choose Your Adventure Here.”

Hill Life

GPO Touts 'Historic Low' of Discrimination Complaints

The Government Publishing Office is on track to report the lowest number of workplace discrimination complaints in nearly 20 years, the agency announced Monday.

Politics Internal Poll Shows Cresent Hardy Leading Potential Challengers

Internal Poll Shows Cresent Hardy Leading Potential Challengers

Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., leads all four of the potential Democratic opponents in head-to-head matchups for his 4th District seat, an internal poll conducted for his campaign and obtained by CQ Roll Call shows.

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