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CQ Roll Call Sept. 18, 2014
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Odd Coalitions, Unusual Fractures in Syria, CR Votes

The House fractured along untraditional lines Wednesday, voting 319-108 to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government and 273-156 to adopt an amendment arming Syrian rebels.

Hill Blotter

McAllister 'Disappointed' in Chief of Staff Arrested for DUI

Gregory A. Terry, chief of staff for Republican Rep. Vance McAllister was arrested in Louisiana on Sept. 12, after a police officer observed the BMW he was driving swerving across highway lines. He has been charged with driving under the influence and improper lane use.

Hill Blotter

Judicial Nomination Logjam Causes Dilemma for D.C.

With the flow of judicial nominations slowing to a trickle this summer, District of Columbia officials are becoming increasingly concerned about the effect on the local bench.


Party Like it's 1994: Gingrich, DeLay Reunite With 'Greatest Class'

Party Like it's 1994: Gingrich, DeLay Reunite With 'Greatest Class'

While most of Congress trekked down Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday night to the annual White House picnic, a select group of current and former members took a trip down Memory Lane instead, converging on the Hill to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historic House GOP class of 1994.

Politics

Meet the Super PAC Woman

As the political ad wars rage on television sets from New England to Southern California, Democrats think they have their answer to the Koch brothers and Karl Rove: a mother of three sons from suburban Virginia.

Hill Life Kansas City Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Bombing of Cleaver Office

Kansas City Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Bombing of Cleaver Office

Police charged a Kansas City man on Wednesday with throwing two Molotov cocktails at the district office of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II on Sept. 11.

Policy

McDonnell Appeal Begs Question: What Is Corruption?

As Bob McDonnell’s lawyers gear up to appeal the former Virginia Governor’s conviction on 11 counts of bribery, conspiracy and extortion, federal prosecutors, legal experts and elected officials around the country are all watching closely.

Policy Conservatives Pick Mike Lee as His Ambitious Pals Eye 2016

Conservatives Pick Mike Lee as His Ambitious Pals Eye 2016

The caucus of the most conservative senators has chosen a new leader. It’s not either of the Republicans who will probably come to mind first — but he may well be the man who’s going to push the Senate hardest to the right over the long term.

Hill Life

Stockman Tweets Photo From the House Floor, Violating Chamber Rules

Rep. Steve Stockman got a little too excited following a floor vote Wednesday and made a move that violates House decorum.

Politics The 'Cory Booker of California' Leaps to Safer Ground

The 'Cory Booker of California' Leaps to Safer Ground

It’s a story even Hollywood couldn’t concoct.

Hill Life

Critics of Washington Team Name Target NFL Nonprofit Status (Video)

The NFL, facing multiple public relations fiascos regarding domestic violence issues, can expect some more heat coming its way from Congress as Native American groups and members from both chambers are promising a multipronged attack to pressure Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change his team’s name.

Politics House Democrats Raise $10.2 Million in August for Midterms

House Democrats Raise $10.2 Million in August for Midterms

House Democrats raised more than $10 million in August, according to figures obtained first by CQ Roll Call from a committee aide.

Politics

The Amazingly Static House Playing Field

After a year of campaigning, television ads, a government shutdown, and a botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the House playing field is virtually unchanged from where it was 12 months ago.

Reid, Heller Push Proper Hygiene at Capitol Event

Reid, Heller Push Proper Hygiene at Capitol Event

Nevada’s senators appeared together Wednesday afternoon to promote hand-washing and proper hygiene.

Parties' Shared Benghazi Goals: Win the Hearings, Control the Narrative

Reps. Trey Gowdy and Elijah E. Cummings say they don’t want the Select Committee on Benghazi to be driven by partisanship, and both have made overtures over the past four months to prove they mean it.

Michele Bachmann and the Right to Bare Arms

Michele Bachmann and the Right to Bare Arms

When Michele Bachmann came to the floor Wednesday afternoon to preside over the House chamber, there was one problem: She was wearing a dress — without sleeves.

Hill Life

Press Galleries Pushing McCarthy for 'Pen and Pad' Briefings

Members of the Capitol Hill press corps are pushing for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to reinstate weekly “pen and pad” briefings to discuss the agenda, a tradition that ended with former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.

Policy On Ebola, Obama's Bold Move Is Greeted on Hill With Eager Assent

On Ebola, Obama's Bold Move Is Greeted on Hill With Eager Assent

Contrary to what seemed certain as the week began, American military boots will soon be on the ground to combat a societal scourge on the other side of the world. And virtually no one in Congress sounds opposed to the idea.

Politics

Cotton's Softer Side Displayed in Senate Race (Video)

Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton’s campaign kicked off the final sprint to November with advertising designed to soften the image of one of the GOP’s most-touted Senate recruits.

The Maine Attraction: Getting a Taste of the Chellie Pingree Experience

The Maine Attraction: Getting a Taste of the Chellie Pingree Experience

ROCKLAND, Maine — Once aboard the boat that will speed us to North Haven, a Connecticut man opens up about his affinity for the Pine Tree State.

At Final Stakeout Before Election, Senate Leaders Bullish on Chances (Video)

At what’s expected to be their final appearances before the cameras in the Ohio clock corridor before the midterm elections in November, the two political strategists leading the Senate offered predictably upbeat assessments for their respective parties’ chances.

Hill Life Bigger and Better Things: Staffers Who Run for Office

Bigger and Better Things: Staffers Who Run for Office

Think being a congressional staffer can lead to bigger and better things? What about public office? You’re in good company: 75 of the current House and Senate members previously served as congressional staff, according to CQ Roll Call Member Information and Research. Hill Navigator discusses what aspects of the job may serve you well.

Policy

Can Answering a Campaign Call Break the Law? | A Question of Ethics

What are the rules for campaigning in a congressional office? Could answering a campaign call break the law?

Mark Warner Still Pushing Grand Bargains on the Stump

Mark Warner Still Pushing Grand Bargains on the Stump

FAIRFAX, Va. — How often do you hear a Democrat on the campaign stump tell a largely partisan audience that some of the attendees might be well-advised to vote for a Republican?

Hill Life

D.C. Statehood Hearing Explores Other Options

Washington, D.C. residents crowded into a hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building Monday to witness the first hearing on D.C. statehood in two decades, though enacting statehood in the 113th Congress is not likely anytime soon.

Politics Scott Brown's Path Back to D.C. Widens

Scott Brown's Path Back to D.C. Widens

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown’s path to victory in the New Hampshire Senate race has widened.

Politics

The Republican Brand's Recovery Tour — Sort Of

There was a time, a little less than a year ago, when Democrats salivated at the thought of running against the GOP brand and demonizing Republican candidates by attacking them and their party for “shutting down the government.”

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