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CQ Roll Call Feb. 10, 2016
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Lead in the Water, Way Beyond Flint

Lead in the Water, Way Beyond Flint
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As Congress scrambles to address the lead-tainted water in Flint, Mich., the nation’s sprawling and aging water delivery system faces broader problems.

Opinion

A Lecture on Sexism from Noted Feminist Bill Clinton

You don’t have to remember the 1960 beach movie, “Where the Boys Are,” with Paula Prentiss and Connie Francis, to chafe at the wrong and retro suspicion that women are surely more interested in dates than democracy.

Hill Life

Budget Cover Draws Attention to Denali

Budget Cover Draws Attention to Denali

Denali -- formerly Mt. McKinley -- adorns the front of the White House's budget, but proposed benefits for Alaska go beyond the cover.

Budget Adds 10% for Capitol Hill Cops and Construction

Budget Adds 10% for Capitol Hill Cops and Construction

The budget submitted Tuesday includes more money for Capitol Police salaries and security and construction projects.


Crowded Presidential Race Could Strain Secret Service Budget

The Secret Service is always busy in election years, but the 2016 presidential race could pose a bigger challenge than usual for the agency in charge of guarding candidates vying for their party’s nomination. There are four under Secret Service protection already, and the pack could grow.

'City of Conversation' Illuminates Political Stage

Arena Stage’s production of “The City of Conversation” tells the story of national politics through the confines of Georgetown’s elite salon culture, traversing three distinct recent eras.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Feb. 1, 2016

Lawmakers spent the week ashamed of their ties, reflecting on Blockbuster and repeating Groundhog Day.

CBC Celebrates Black History Month

Congressional Black Caucus members are participating in multiple events beyond the Beltway to commemorate Black History Month. Also, the CBC says to look out for members to make floor remarks and statements about notable events in black history.

Overheard: Joe Manchin Explains How the Senate Works

“It’s the majority that sets the agenda, but the minority who drives the agenda.”

On Unemployment Rate, Obama Spikes the Football

President Barack Obama on Friday took credit for the latest jobs report, saying the 4.9 percent rate shows his stewardship has made the U.S. economy the “strongest and most durable” in the world.

Policy

Lawmakers to Pressure on FDA to Address Opioid Abuse

One of the most significant obstacles in the way of Robert Califf’s nomination to be Food and Drug Administration commissioner is the agency’s history of prescription painkiller approvals.

Rep. Castro Welcomes Baby Boy

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and his wife, Anna Flores, welcomed a new son, Roman Victor Castro, this week.

Democrats Had a Lot of GOP Help Stalling Energy Bill

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn was mad, and he knew just whom to blame: Democrats, who were insisting on an emergency aid package for the city of Flint, Mich., to address its poisoned water system. But the truth, as it often is, was a little more complicated.

Freedom Caucus Seeks Leverage in Budget Talks

Are House Republicans in danger of not being able to pass a budget? Not quite yet.

Capitol Police Union Catch Congressman's Ear

Leaders from the Capitol Police Labor Committee dropped by Rep. Richard Nugent’s office Wednesday to say thank you — in the form of a commemorative badge that recognizes the board’s 100 years of existence.

Committee Chairs to Flesh Out Details of House Agenda

All 20 chairmen of the standing legislative House committees will play lead roles in developing the 2016 GOP policy agenda, as House leaders Thursday announced details of six new task forces.

He Made the Gavel Boehner Wielded

Former Speaker John A. Boehner mourned the loss of a mentor and friend Tuesday who created the gavel the Ohio Republican used to lead the House.

Take Five: Rep. John Delaney

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

Politics

Who's Afraid of John Thune? So Far, Everybody

South Dakota Democrats are still looking for a candidate to challenge Republican incumbent Sen. John Thune, and don’t seem to be having an easy time recruiting one in the strongly conservative state.

K Street Cash Buoys Clinton, Rubio in White House Bids

K Street cash is helping to pay campaign bills, but money from lobbyists may also haunt presidential contenders with ties to special interests as the White House race heads to New Hampshire and beyond.

Office Space: Bob Casey's Presidential Suite

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., shows off his office’s historical ties and explains his collection of Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia.

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