Jerel Flint

Pelosi on Trump Shutdown, Border Wall, Mexico and Press Coverage
 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference just days after an animated White House meeting with her Senate counterpart Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump. Pelosi expressed frustration about the President’s willingness to shutdown the government going into the winter holidays if an agreement on funding the border wall can’t be reached....
Watch: Google CEO Rejects Claims of Search Bias Against GOP
 

The House Judiciary Committee questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai about widespread belief among many on the right that the search giant and other tech companies consistently filter out conservative news in favor of liberal results. Pichai explained Google search results are based on specific frameworks that employees can't manipulate for any person, topic, or category. ...
Cory Booker: ‘You Can’t Lead the People If You Don’t Love the People’
 

Sen. Cory Booker spoke at the New Hampshire Democrats' 2018 post-election celebration on Saturday. Booker didn’t make any 2020 presidential announcements, but spoke about the spirit of New Hampshire and what it means for the Democrats' battle against racism and inequality....
Watch: Paul Ryan Flip the Switch One Last Time on the Capitol Christmas Tree
 

Speaker Paul D. Ryan hosted his fourth and final Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Thursday. This year's Noble Fir hails from Oregon's Willamette National Forest and stands a staggering 82 feet tall. It was decorated with thousands of ornaments from citizens of the Beaver State. ...
Watch: Simpson’s Energetic and Joyful Tribute to Bush at Funeral
 

Former Republican Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson’s eulogy of his friendship with George H.W. Bush on Wednesday drew joyous laughter among those in attendance at the 41st president's state funeral. Friends since the 1960s, Simpson recapped their lifelong friendship. ...
New Members Provide Backstage Pass to Orientation with Social Media
 

New members of Congress took to social media over the last few weeks to share behind-the-scenes footage of the orientation they attended at the Capitol in November. Members, such as Reps.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abigail Spanberger and Ilhan Omar, took their followers on a digital tour of places and events sometimes rarely seen by members of the public. ...
Burr on Russia Investigation: 'We've Gotta Do It on Facts'
 

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard M. Burr talked Friday at the University of Texas about his committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Appearing alongside ranking member Mark Warner and Majority Whip John Cornyn, Burr emphasized his dedication to the truth in this investigation and presenting those facts to the American people....
Watch Trump Blast Former Fixer Michael Cohen
 

President Donald Trump laid into his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen following a guilty plea in which Cohen admitted to lying to Congress about Trump’s ongoing efforts to build a hotel in Moscow during his 2016 presidential bid. ...
Watch: Paul Ryan Receives Award at Pentagon
 

Speaker Paul Ryan was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award by the Department of Defense on Wednesday. It is the highest-ranking award presented by the secretary of Defense to a non-military member. Ryan spoke little of his achievements while in office, instead praising the military for their sacrifices for our country. Ryan is retiring after this Congress and is appearing at several events honoring his career over the next few weeks in D.C....
Watch: Attempt to Force Vote on Mueller Protection Bill Rejected by GOP
 

Democratic Sens. Chris Coons and Cory Booker and GOP Sen. Jeff Flake attempted on Wednesday to have a floor vote on a bill protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The unanimous consent request on the bill — which would allow Mueller to finish his probe into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election — was rejected by Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, so no vote was held. The Senate Judiciary panel advanced the bill out of committee six months ago....
Congress Talks Turkey?: More Like Pizza, Reindeer Sausage and Hot Dogs on the Chamber Floors This Year
 

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but food is a recurring topic on the House and Senate floors. From nutrition labels and calorie composition to general culinary analogies, Roll Call takes a look at the best food references from Congress in 2018. ...
Cruz: ‘This Was An Election About Ideas’
 

Sen. Ted Cruz was able to withstand a strong challenge from Rep. Beto O’Rourke and win re-election in the Lone Star State. Cruz said the historic race was not about the candidates running for office, but rather the future of Texas and what its residents believe in. ...
Braun: ‘It’s Gotten Way Too Nasty On Both Sides’
 

Republican Mike Braun upset Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in the Indiana Senate race on Tuesday. Braun said it’s imperative that conservatives show that what works in the Hoosier State, works for the rest of the country. ...
Amy McGrath: ‘Do Not Give Up On Our Country’
 

After a tight race in Kentucky's 6th District, Democratic challenger Amy McGrath conceded defeat to Republican Rep. Andy Barr on Tuesday evening. Watch part of her speech here. ...