Mulvaney was moving offices as part of the relocating that takes place with a new Congress, but realized his desk wasn’t where it was supposed to be. He said members were told they didn’t have to pack the contents of their desks, so all of his stuff is missing, too.
Retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will be a part of the Capitol even after retirement.
Reid’s portrait will be unveiled at a ceremony at 3 p.m. today in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer are expected to attend.
The Senate Republican family just got a little bit bigger.
Tom Cotton of Arkansas welcomed his second child Wednesday night, a boy.
Blessed to announce Anna & I welcomed a beautiful baby boy to the world today. Thanks all for your prayers.— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) December 8, 2016
Two camels, two sheep, one donkey and a ton of small children hung out behind the Supreme Court to prepare for a live Nativity scene.
The Faith & Action in the Nation's Capitol annual "Live Nativity on Capitol Hill" on Wednesday brought animals and actors walking from behind the Supreme Court to the front, where it conducts a short program.
When it comes Texas queso, Sen. Ted Cruz will go to great lengths to defend his state.
“Queso is made to be scooped up with tortilla chips, dribbling down your chin,” he said in his passionate plea to prove in a press scrum that Texas queso is better than Arkansas cheese dip. “It just tastes good, it speaks to the soul. Good queso relaxes you.”
This year’s election taught Rep. Charles B. Rangel that America has changed.
“It’s abundantly clear that the standards that Alexander Hamilton expected to find for candidates for president have been lowered,” the New York Democrat said, speaking of President-elect Donald Trump.
You may see a sheep, a donkey and camels walking around Capitol Hill today.
The annual live Nativity procession starts at 11 a.m. behind the Supreme Court, featuring animals, and actors dressed as the Holy Family and the three wise men, as well as shepherds and a little drummer boy.
New York Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel, 86, is retiring this month after completing 23 terms in Congress. He talked to HOH about Harlem, his retirement plans and writing to his congressman.
Q: What is your proudest accomplishment in Congress?
Departing House members are having their last hurrah together in the Rayburn House Office Building basement until their final day in Congress.
They were moved to the Members Service Center, where each member has a cubicles with a computer, two chairs and a phone to share with their decreased staffs.
The Capitol Christmas Tree will light up at a ceremony this evening with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers and the Idaho congressional delegation, because the tree comes from Idaho.
“We extend our gratitude to the countless individuals who made this a reality, particularly the Idaho students who hand-decorated thousands of Christmas ornaments, and the Payette National Forest officials who selected this year’s tree and ensured its safe arrival in Washington,” Idaho Sens. Jim Risch and Michael D. Crapo said in a joint statement.
Hopefully, you got some rest this weekend because the week’s social calendar is jampacked.
Since there is a lot going on and a lot of holiday parties, HOH weeded through the list to give you the best options each day.
Nevada Democrat Ruben Kihuen pulled the middle-of-the-road No. 30 chip, making him the 30th of the 56 new House members to choose a new office.
Kihuen picked 313 Cannon, for the next two years at least, on Thursday afternoon.
For 100 minutes, actress Natalie Portman is on the screen portraying not only the famously sophisticated widow of a president, but the complex and fundamental historical character in the new movie “Jackie.”
The film’s director, Pablo Larraín, explained in a panel discussion at the D.C. premiere at the Newseum on Thursday night that he cut the scenes without Jackie Kennedy in them from the screenwriter Noah Oppenheim’s script.
The mood was lively Thursday in the House Appropriations hearing room in the Rayburn building. Freshman members with last names beginning with ‘C’ were being called.
Rep.-elect Lou Correa crossed himself as he walked up to the table in the front. The California Democrat drew a number from the well-stirred box of chips. The odds had improved since his Texas Republican colleague-to-be Jodey Arrington drew first, selecting No. 14 from the 56-chip pool.
Mitchell Rivard, the LGBT Congressional Staff Association’s president, says LGBT staffers will need a voice with Donald Trump in the White House.
“With a new administration and with new positions that the president-elect may take, including on LGBT issues, it may become especially important for people who are LGBT, who work on the Hill and are members of our organization, to speak up and make sure that their rights are being protected,” said Rivard, who just returned to Capitol Hill after working on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
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