Thomas McKinless

Brooks on Cancer Diagnosis: Losing Senate Bid May Have Saved My Life
 

Rep. Mo Brooks announced on the House floor on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer.

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: How Two Bills Become One Law
 

Members of the House and Senate will be going to conference committee to iron out the many differences between the two chambers’ tax bills. However, this means of hashing things out is divergent from the norm. Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings explains the various means Congress has used to reconcile disagreements between House and Senate versions of a bill....
Hill Sexual Misconduct Could Muddy 2018 Wave Potential
 

Roll Call elections analyst Nathan L. Gonzales gets specific on what a wave election really means while he also takes a look at Democrats’ realistic chances for such a phenomenon in the House in 2018....
‘Conyers Should Resign’ Says Pelosi
 

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for the resignation of embattled Rep. John Conyers Jr., who is in the midst of a sexual misconduct scandal....
Democratic Leaders Decline to Call For Conyers to Resign
 

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley and Vice Chairwoman Linda T. Sánchez declined to call for the resignation of Rep. John Conyers Jr. at a news briefing Wednesday morning, citing that the Ethics Committee is still investigating the claims.

“I don’t know all the facts, I don’t know the specific allegations,” Sánchez said.

What Are the Sexual Misconduct Charges Against Current Democratic Members?
 

With Democratic lawmakers Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers Jr. grappling with accusations of sexual misconduct, the issue of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill has been in the spotlight. Documents from the Office of Compliance show that more than Read more...
Protesters Chant ‘Kill the Bill’ as Tax Overhaul Advances From Senate Committee
 

After the gavel went down on a party-line 12-11 vote to send the Republican tax plan to the floor in the Senate, protesters in the Budget Committee hearing room began chanting “Kill the bill, don’t kill us!”...
Watch: Schumer Talks About Skipping White House Meeting on Senate Floor
 

Shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he doesn’t “see a deal” with Democrats for a year-end spending package, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced Read more...
Hatch on Tax Bill Differences With House: ‘We’re Willing to Work Together’
 

Following a meeting between members of the Senate Finance Committee and President Donald Trump, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch told reporters he had no concerns about the differences between the House and Senate’s versions of the GOP’s tax overhaul. Watch his remarks after the meeting at the White House.

Watch: Trump Breaks Out ‘Pocahontas’ Nickname for Warren During Native American Event
 

During an event with Native American war heroes in the Oval Office, President Trump again referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas." He has been slammed by Native American groups in the past for using the term....
Decoding Reconciliation: Why the Senate Only Needs 50 Votes on Tax Bill
 

Unlike most legislation in the Senate, the chamber’s tax overhaul effort will not be subject to the 60-vote filibuster threshold. Why is that? Senior editor David Hawkings explains how certain deficit-altering bills are granted special parliamentary powers through a process called reconciliation....
Watch Joe Barton Learn Louise Slaughter Wasn’t Born in Texas
 

After announcing to the House Rules Committee Tuesday night that his colleague Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (who represents New York) was born in El Paso, Texas, Rep. Joe L. Barton was in for a surprise when he learned where she actually hails from.

Who in Congress Is Pushing Roy Moore to Drop Senate Bid?
 

Speaker Paul D. Ryan joined a growing chorus of Republican lawmakers calling for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race, following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor, first reported by the Washington Post. The special election is Dec. 12. Several members, however, have remained in support of the embattled former Alabama judge....