Thomas McKinless

Gaming Out the Senate’s Strategy on Health Care Bill This Week
 

Leadership editor Jason Dick and Senate reporter Joe Williams preview what to look for in the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and discuss Republicans’ options in bringing the bill to a vote this week. Watch for more on what to expect in the week ahead with all eyes on the Senate health care bill....
Roll Call Reporters Asked Members of Congress To Release Their Tax Returns. Here’s What They Found
 

Throughout last year’s election and continuing into 2017, Democrats and Republicans alike have called for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. Members of Congress, however, have not faced such pressure to disclose their tax information. Roll Call reporters Stephanie Akin and Sean McMinn set out to answer this question: how many members of Congress will release their own tax returns?

David Hawkings' Whiteboard: How Congress' Schedule Works
 

As chaotic as any given workweek in Congress may seem, life on Capitol Hill does tend to have a predictable, Monday-through-Friday rhythm. Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings takes a look at the typical weekly schedule in the House and the Senate....
Game On: Video Highlights from the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game
 

It was an emotional night of bipartisan unity at Nationals Park on Thursday. Following Wednesday’s shooting at the GOP team’s baseball practice, Democrats and Republicans met for the 56th annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. Watch the video for highlights from the entire night at the ballpark....
The History of the Congressional Baseball Game, 108 Years In

The annual face-off between Democrats and Republicans continues Thursday evening at 7:05 p.m., after a Wednesday morning shooting at the GOP practice shocked Washington and the nation. Roll Call editor Jason Dick takes a step back to recap the history of the game, Roll Call's involvement in its renaissance and more. The game, as both managers said this week, will...
Trump Gets a Taste of Obama's Bitter Legacy with Mass Shootings
 

Ryan: ‘An Attack on One of Us is An Attack on All of Us’

Speaker Paul D. Ryan addressed a packed House chamber on Wednesday following a shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia. Ryan praised the Capitol Police officers who were wounded on the scene, Krystal Griner and David Bailey. He also quipped that Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was wounded by gunfire, was “likely really frustrated that he’s not going to be able to play in the baseball game.”...
Watch Roll Call’s Coverage of GOP Baseball Practice Last Week
 

The Congressional Baseball Game Republican manager Rep. Joe L. Barton and team were interviewed on Wednesday, June 7 by Roll Call’s Alex Gangitano as they prepared for the annual game against the Democrats. The practice last week was held at the same field in Alexandria, Virginia that was attacked Wednesday morning....
Sanders on Shooter: ‘I Condemn This Action’
 

Sen. Bernie Sanders said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning that he was “sickened” to learn that the shooter who opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball game practice was a volunteer during his 2016 presidential bid.

[ Sanders ‘Sickened’ That Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer ]

Trump After Alexandria Shooting: Scalise a Patriot, Fighter and Will Recover
 

Hours after a shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others hospitalized, President Donald Trump praised the heroism of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman and promised the White House’s unwavering support to the victims.

Batter Up: Republicans, Democrats Gear Up for 56th Congressional Baseball Game
 

It’s the week of the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Game and both Democrats and Republicans have been busy at early morning practices to prep for Thursday night’s match up. The Republicans, led by manager Rep. Joe L. Barton, are hoping to start a winning streak after last year breaking the Democrats’ seven-game stretch. Read more...
What’s Next? Be Patient, Mueller’s Russia Probe Could Last a Year or More
 

Former FBI Director James B. Comey’s testimony before a Senate panel delivered one bombshell accusation after another. But the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election by special counsel Robert Mueller will follow a methodical, lengthy path of investigation. Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski has more on what to expect next....
Trump, Relatively Unscathed After Thursday, Looks to Health Care
 

As the dust settles from the much-anticipated Senate testimony of fired FBI Director James B. Comey, Roll Call’s White House reporter John T. Bennett takes a look at where President Donald Trump stands

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: How Appropriations Is Supposed to Work

Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings wheels out the whiteboard to dig into how the appropriations process is supposed to work, examining how far astray the process has gone in the past decade and where Congress is in the fiscal 2018 process right now....
Inside Elections: History and Reality Suggest 2018 Will Be Good for House Democrats
 

Roll Call’s elections analyst Nathan L. Gonzales gives his 18-months-out take on the landscape for the 2018 House races, changing his ratings for 19 races — all in favor of the Democrats....
Looking for a Women’s History Museum on the Mall? So Are These Lawmakers
 

The Women’s History Museum, a group that seeks to build a brick-and-mortar women’s museum on the National Mall, held a ceremony Tuesday evening honoring influential women, including former first lady Laura Bush. Bush spoke about the importance of having a women’s history museum, and Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney and Ed Royce remarked on their efforts to have one establish...
Senators Have Moms Too: Lessons on Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano sat down with a few Senators to talk about lessons they’d learned from their moms....
Lawmakers Get An Earful On Comey at Tuesday Town Halls
 

Following the White House’s stunning move to fire FBI Director James B. Comey, several Republican House members faced questions about the administration during recess town halls Tuesday evening.

[ House GOP Leadership Mum on Comey Firing ]

Trump Gets First Legislative Wins After Fits and Starts
 

With a GOP health care plan passing the House and a bipartisan spending bill landing on his desk soon, President Donald Trump has had a week of solid legislative victories. Roll Call’s White House reporter John T. Bennett digs into the president’s week, which began on less solid footing....
Ryan Makes Last Appeal for GOP Votes on Spending Bill
 

Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan addressed members before the final vote to fund the federal government through September when fiscal 2017 comes to an end. The package, which passed the chamber 309-118, heads to the Senate....