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CQ Roll Call Jan. 27, 2015
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7 Democrats Said to Back New Iran Sanctions Bill

Some Democratic supporters opposed to immediate floor consideration of more conditional sanctions against Iran are signing new legislation spearheaded by Sen. Mark S. Kirk.

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Gowdy: 'Southern Politeness' Isn't Working in Benghazi Probe

Well, that honeymoon is over. After months of public deference toward one another, the top Republican and the ranking Democrat on the House Benghazi committee put on the gloves Tuesday.

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House Democrats Brace for Potentially Tense Retreat

The official theme of the House Democrats’ annual “issues conference” this week is “Grow America’s Economy, Grow American Paychecks.”


Hill Life

Cannon Parking Garage Now for Members Only (Updated)

New parking rules adopted Tuesday dictate that only members of Congress will be allowed to park in the Cannon House Office Building parking garage.

Policy How the Presidential Race Threatens the 2016 August Recess

How the Presidential Race Threatens the 2016 August Recess

The first voting is almost a full year away, and already the presidential campaign is upsetting the regular rhythms of Congress.

Hill Life

Protesters Arrested at Fast-Track Trade Hearing

Capitol Police arrested three sign-carrying, slogan-shouting demonstrators who disrupted a Tuesday morning Senate Finance Committee hearing on the president’s trade policy agenda.

‘Compared to What’ Team Campaigns to Bring Flick to D.C.

‘Compared to What’ Team Campaigns to Bring Flick to D.C.

Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler, the documentarians who filmed former Rep. Barney Frank throughout the Massachusetts Democrat’s final year in Congress, have launched an online fundraising effort to help spread their still-in-need-of-fine-tuning project nationwide.

Hill Life

Conviction of Reid Bundler Upheld, Next Stop: SCOTUS?

A prominent Nevada lobbyist convicted of making illegal contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 2010 re-election campaign is preparing to ask the Supreme Court to revisit campaign finance limits, following a Monday federal appeals court decision.

Feinstein Disputes CIA Report on Spying on Senate

Feinstein Disputes CIA Report on Spying on Senate

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is disputing findings of a CIA Accountability Board review that determined no one should be punished for accessing Senate computer files.


Gardner, Rangel Co-Headlining 2015 Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner

Newly minted Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and veteran Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., will effectively be campaigning for the biggest laughs on Feb. 4, when they face off at the Washington Press Club Foundation’s 71st Annual Congressional Dinner.

Policy Anti-Disclosure Backlash Carries Risks for GOP

Anti-Disclosure Backlash Carries Risks for GOP

At a private gathering of conservative political donors last year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell applauded the state of American elections today, which he described as more deregulated than at any point in recent memory.

Policy

K Street Files: Realtors Rack Up Record Lobby Tab

If you’re looking to pick a fight with the National Association of Realtors, the group just may have coded a message into its recent lobbying disclosures: Watch out.

Hill Life Even Among Supporters, Paid Parental Leave for Capitol Hill Staff Varies

Even Among Supporters, Paid Parental Leave for Capitol Hill Staff Varies

Even for Congress’ most ardent supporters of paid maternity and paternity leave, there is wide variance in their own office policies.

Harry Reid Released From Hospital After Eye Surgery

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is out of the hospital after successful eye surgery and already trolling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Senate Democrats Filibuster Keystone Bill

Senate Democrats Filibuster Keystone Bill

With a handful of senators out and Democrats calling for more amendments, GOP leaders were unable to limit debate on a measure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline Monday.

Politics

Democrats Lose Candidate and Hope in New York Special Election

The date hasn’t even been set, but Republicans have all but won the special election in New York’s 11th District.

Hill Life Driver Arrested in SOTU Car Chase

Driver Arrested in SOTU Car Chase

Police in Maryland’s Prince George’s County have arrested the driver who skirted Capitol Hill on State of the Union night in a high-speed chase.

House Staffer Keeps 'Em Guessing on 'Jeopardy!'

Quiz show junkie and Capitol Hill staffer Will Anderson raked in more than $23,000 in winnings and garnered comparisons to defending Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson for engineering an astonishing, come-from-behind victory during his three-day run on “Jeopardy!” What else would you expect from a trivia buff who claims his mother still has home movies of him blurting answers out at the TV while growing up?

Hill Life

White House Drone Raises Questions About D.C., Capitol Policy

A small drone found on the White House lawn caused some lawmakers to question the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone policy in the District of Columbia Monday.

Conservatives Announce New Group That Could Rival RSC — Or Not

Conservatives Announce New Group That Could Rival RSC — Or Not

Conservatives announced Monday morning the formation of a new group, the House Freedom Caucus. But with only nine members to start, it’s unclear what such a caucus will mean for another conservative group: the Republican Study Committee.

Hill Life

Getting Beyond Budget Scorekeeper's Perennial 'Pissing Contest'

Can the new director of the Congressional Budget Office get “beyond the basic pissing contest” of how to score legislation? The former heads of the official scorekeeping agency hope so.

Policy Democrats Plan Police Body Camera Legislation

Democrats Plan Police Body Camera Legislation

Two similar Democratic proposals to equip more police officers with body-worn cameras should come into better focus within days, as details emerge on a White House initiative as well as a prominent African-American lawmaker’s legislation in the House.

HOH Word of the Week: Australian Ballot

“Australian Ballot: System employed in the United States in which all ballots are marked in secret.”

McConnell Shows He's the Boss

McConnell Shows He's the Boss

The honeymoon may be over for Mitch McConnell.

Politics

DSCC Hires National Political Director, Press Secretary

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will add Simone Ward and Sadie Weiner to its senior staff roster, according to a Tuesday news release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Grassley to Ramp Up Oversight at Judiciary

Grassley to Ramp Up Oversight at Judiciary

When Loretta Lynch paid Sen. Charles E. Grassley a visit last month, the new Judiciary Committee chairman handed her a book — of all the unanswered letters he’s sent to the administration.

Cuba CODEL Gets Firsthand Account of Dramatic Dealings

A relationship forged on Sen. Patrick J. Leahy’s first visit to Cuba some 15 years ago helped the Vermont Democrat take an unexpected step in support of the White House’s efforts to bring home Alan Gross and re-establish diplomatic relations with the island nation.

Hill Life Ethics Complaint Filed Against Gohmert Over Spending Campaign Cash on Travel

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Gohmert Over Spending Campaign Cash on Travel

The most quotable member of Congress may have violated House ethics rules by using campaign cash to cover travel expenses for speaking engagements in England, a liberal watchdog group alleged Thursday.

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