Chris Hale

Roll Call’s 2019 March Madness is here
Which members of Congress will “win” men’s and women’s tournaments

March Madness tips off today, and once again Roll Call is going full-court press with our own Hill-based version, which includes brackets for both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments.

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The 116th Congress will officially gavel in on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.  The following day, the House will be in and the Senate out — the only day this will occur in 2019.

Democrats Score Big in 21–5 Baseball Blowout Over GOP
Steve Scalise makes the game’s first out in feel-good moment of the night

Democrats continued to show their dominance on the diamond Thursday night with a massive 21–5 win over the Republicans at the 57th annual Congressional Baseball Game. 

“More of a football game than a baseball game, but I think both sides gave it their all,” New York Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley said of the score after the game. 

Roll Call’s 2018 March Madness — And the Winners Are …
Two Republicans claim the top spots in men‘s and women’s tournaments

Two Republicans have won the 2018 Roll Call March Madness tournaments. With the Villanova Wildcats’ 79–62 victory over the University of Michigan Wolverines on Monday night, Rep. Patrick Meehan is the winner of this year’s men’s tournament.

The Pennsylvania Republican joins Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski, winner of the women’s tournament after the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Sunday, as the bosses of this year’s brackets.

Roll Call’s 2018 March Madness — Championship Monday
Notre Dame tops women’s tournament ahead of tonight’s men’s final

Notre Dame beat Mississippi State in the women’s NCAA basketball championship game Sunday night, and Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski, who represents Indiana’s 2nd District where the Fighting Irish are located, is the winner of Roll Call’s 2018 women’s tournament.

Roll Call’s 2018 March Madness — The Final Four
Four Republicans and four Democrats left standing

We are down to the final four teams in both the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments. 

Roll Call’s 2018 March Madness — Weekend Update

The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are at the halftime point, and Roll Call’s congressional version of the March Madness bracketology has been updated. 

2018 Congressional Calendar: Senators Plan More Work Days Than House
Both chambers have released their schedules for next year

Updated as of 6:02 p.m. on July 18, 2018 | Both the House and Senate have released their chambers’ plans for gaveling in during 2018. Roll Call combined those schedules into the calendar below.

The Senate will return for the second session of the 115th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The House updated its calendar on Friday, Dec. 22 to push back its arrival back in town from the Christmas break to Monday, Jan. 8. The House plans to be out of town for three full weeks ahead of Election Day on Nov. 6 (and four weeks total around the election), while the Senate plans to recess for two weeks around the midterm. 

Photos: Remembering the 1963 March on Washington
Aug. 28 marks the 54th anniversary of the landmark civil rights moment

Monday marks the 54th anniversary of a key moment in the civil rights movement, the March on Washington, an event that takes on even more significance in the context of this racial violence in Charlottesville, Va.

On Aug. 28, 1963, More than 200,000 Americans marched in Washington, D.C., to shed light on the unequal political and social status of African Americans. The March on Washington culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is a living link to the planners of that day.

Meet the Special Election Class of 2017 (So Far)
This year’s elections have brought a new crop of freshmen to Congress


California Democrat Jimmy Gomez became the newest member of the House on Tuesday after being officially sworn in by Speaker Paul D. Ryan

Partisanship Shut Out at Congressional Baseball Game
Unity a big winner after gunman had disrupted GOP practice

Updated June 19, 2017, 1:58 p.m. | The final moments of the 56th annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park on Thursday perfectly demonstrated the event’s purpose — finding unity amid heated competition.

Though the Democrats overwhelmingly beat the Republicans 11-2, that final score was eclipsed during the trophy presentation at the end of the night.

Democrats Reclaim Congressional Baseball Title, Bipartisanship Rules
Night ends with gracious hand-over of trophy

Democrats regained their mojo on Thursday night at Nationals Park with a commanding 11-2 victory over the Republicans at the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Game.

But with the tragic shooting during the Republicans’ team practice the day before, esprit de corps was the main game plan for both teams, dispelling for at least a night, the clouds of highly charged partisanship that has plagued both sides of the aisle this year.

Former Senator and Astronaut John Glenn Dies at 95
First American to orbit Earth, national hero and later four-term Democratic senator from Ohio

Former Ohio Sen. John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, has died at the age of 95. 

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