Nathan Ouellette

Why can the Trump administration make changes to the Endangered Species Act?
Trump’s alterations to rules have drawn ire of some members of Congress and environmental groups

The landmark Endangered Species Act suffered a major hit last week when the Trump administration said it would roll back key provisions.

Why the bike lane planned for Louisiana Avenue remains stalled

Downtown Washington, D.C., has a network of bike lanes, but there is there is a glaring gap at Louisiana Avenue near the Capitol.

Trump on bipartisan gun solutions: ‘Open wounds cannot heal if we are divided’

President Donald Trump delivered remarks from the White House Monday, addressing the two mass shootings that occurred in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend.

Cycling toward a brighter future: Blumenauer explains mode-split

Climate change has increasingly become a major talking point in politics and one of the ways we can combat it could lie in how we get around. Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer sat down with CQ Roll Call to discuss what it means to commute on two wheels, reducing the amount of carbon emissions and what a mode-split is.

Watch: Rand Paul's eulogy for the tea party

With the spending caps and debt limit vote near, Sen. Rand Paul stood on the Senate floor Wednesday to declare the death of the tea party while also taking a dig at Democrats. “The difference between the parties are the Democrats are honest,” the Kentucky Republican said. “They don’t care about the debt.”

Lawmakers stick to their scripts during Mueller hearing

Despite all the anticipation ahead of former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s testimony, were any lawmakers really going to change their minds?

Mueller Madness: Check out the Rayburn frenzy at today’s hearing

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller testified Wednesday in one of the most anticipated committee hearings of the decade, and the media and public showed up in full force.

Democrats flex muscles with ‘aggressive’ climate initiative: ‘There's no time to waste.’

With Democrats in control of the House, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled an aggressive plan to address climate change at a news conference Tuesday.

I.C.E, C.B.P. and O.R.R. What's the difference, explained

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Refugee Resettlement have been at the epicenter of the border debate and reports of grisly conditions continue to surface.

Cummings on migrant child detention: ‘None of us would have our children in that position.’

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform convened Thursday to question acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan about children held in migrant detention facilities and border security.

From fishing to fanfare, what presidents do on the Fourth explained

Traditionally, it isn’t typical of a president to insert themselves into Independence Day festivities. After all, Franklin Roosevelt spent one of his July Fourth holidays in the Bahamas, and Coolidge went fishing. But which presidents have made a big to-do about the nation’s birthday?

These members can play baseball, but do you want them on your trivia team?
Heard on the Hill

As the lights came up at the 58th annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, members of the Democratic and Republican teams took the field. Despite both teams’ months of practice, didn’t any of them think they’d need to brush up on their trivia?

Sánchez and Barragán to girls: You can play in the major leagues
Heard on the Hill

Only two women are playing in the Congressional Baseball Game this year, but the dynamic duo of Linda T. Sánchez and Nanette Barragán see themselves as proof that it’s not a bad thing at all to play like a girl (sorry ‘Ham’ Porter).

Joe Sestak is running for president, here are some congressional basics
Eye on 2020

A latecomer to a crowded presidential field, former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president Sunday.

Bad news Congress, Bad News Babes continue win streak

For the fourth year in a row, the babes of the press corps defeated Congress at the 11th annual Congressional Women's Softball Game.

Danny Glover on reparations bill: ‘Policy is moral, democratic — an economic imperative’

Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sen. Cory Booker, among others, appeared before a House Judiciary subcommittee Wednesday to testify on HR 40.

Getting handsy: Why are senators waving their hands about on the Senate floor?

Senators can get a little animated with their hands at times when voting on the Senate floor and sometimes it becomes difficult to determine which way they're trying to vote.

Rick Steves is blunt on cannabis: ‘Tolerate alternative lifestyles or build more prisons’
Watch CQ Roll Call's talk with the travel guru

Travel guru Rick Steves made a pitstop in Washington, D.C., on Monday to push lawmakers to legalize cannabis.

9/11 first responders ‘did their jobs … do yours’: Watch Jon Stewart rip lawmakers

The House Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to hear from 9/11 first responders, family members and advocates for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Jon Stewart, a fund proponent, said Congress’ slow response to the health needs of the first responders was a stain on the institution, contrasting that with how quickly the FDNY and NYPD sprung into action after the 9/11 attacks.