Heard on the Hill

Word on the Hill: Shutdown Day 3
Who’s wearing what over the weekend, still time for football amid negotiations

A worker pushes a senate subway car Friday morning as the Senate considers the House passed continuing resolution to fund the government. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Actor Playing Nixon and Wallace Hears Echoes in Trump
Cameron Folmar plays two ‘tragic‘ politicians in Arena Stage’s ‘The Great Society’

Richard Nixon’s presidential foibles are dramatized in “The Great Society” at the Arena Stage. (Courtesy the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum)

Actor Cameron Folmar is having a tough time studying to play both Richard Nixon and George Wallace onstage in the age of Trump.

“I can come home sometimes feeling pretty yucky in a way that surprises me. It’s kind of surprising that it affects me that way,” Folmar said.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Around the Capitol?
Scenes from the Senate last night and cheer for the Vikings

Dreamer protesters arrested in front of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office in the Capitol are led away by Capitol Police on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Pelosi to Guest Judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
Democratic leader to appear on VH1 reality competition

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi confirmed her appearance on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has decided to allow herself to have some fun.

The California Democrat will appear as a guest judge on entertainer RuPaul’s drag-queen reality show “Drag Race All Stars” on cable network VH1, The Washington Post reported

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Around the Capitol?
Lewis gets do-over in Mississippi, GOP lawmakers prepare for March for Life

From left, Reps. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and Roger Williams, R-Texas, are seen during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the "Disclosing Foreign Influence Act" in Rayburn Building on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Maple Syrup Keeps Welch’s Colleagues and Constituents Happy
Vermont Democrat brings his own to breakfast

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., brings maple syrup back to work in D.C. from a farm next to his Vermont home. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Peter Welch knows how to make friends in Congress.

“If I give somebody maple syrup here, you’ve got a friend for life,” he said.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Around the Capitol?
Stone pushes Hulk Hogan for Senate, Trumpian Man, and a big day for Dole

Demonstrators with United We Dream and others rally in the atrium of Hart Building on Tuesday to call on congress to pass the Dream Act, that protects young immigrants from deportation. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Take Five: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
‘If I can do it, you can do it,’ Washington Republican says to GOP mothers thinking about running for office

Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., says her first year in office was the most challenging. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, 48, a Washington Republican and the GOP conference chairwoman, talks about being a lawmaking mom, putting together the member retreat and surviving the House schedule.

Q: What advice would you give to a Republican mother who is hesitant about running for Congress?

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Around the Capitol?
Constructive criticism for Ryan, shithole vs. shithouse, and McSally belts it out

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is seen during a Senate Judiciary Committee markup last week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Riding Shotgun: Steve Cohen’s 1986 Cadillac
Tennessee Democrat’s ride sports campaign stickers from his run for governor

Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen gives Capitol Police officers a peace sign as he drives his Cadillac on to the Capitol grounds. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call)

Capitol Police officers know who can drive onto the Capitol grounds by the “115th Congress” plates displayed in their windshields.

But officers don’t need to look for Rep. Steve Cohen’s plate — they can see him coming.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Around the Capitol?
Grassley kicks off 99-county tour, Speier’s State of the Union guest, and a long weekend ahead

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters as he leaves the Capitol after voting on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Exit Interview: Rep. Pat Tiberi
Ohio Republican looks forward to seeing his daughters’ sporting events

Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi says Congress needs to work in a bipartisan way. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

10 members of the House have either resigned from the 115th Congress or will be before the end of this term. Some are returning to their home districts for good while others will stay in Washington for other jobs.

Ohio Republican Pat Tiberi, 55, was first elected in 2000. He announced in October that he would resign to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable. His resignation goes into effect Monday.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Around the Capitol?
Collins and Murkowski in beer, campaign name-calling, and paying off some football bets

A Capitol worker hauls a load of firewood through the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Women’s Congressional Staff Association Looks Back at 10 Years
WCSA is holding a conversation with members on sexual harassment to kick off 2018

Colleen Carlos, president of the Women’s Congressional Staff Association, is a legislative assistant for Rep. Robert A. Brady, D-Pa. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

As the Women’s Congressional Staff Association passes the 10-year mark, it is emerging as a resource for sexual harassment issues.

It’s a “hallmark year” for the group, which was founded by four female staffers a decade ago, new president Colleen Carlos said. 

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Around the Capitol?
Stable Genius Act, celebrating a perfect season, and save the Capitol Hill Circulator route

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., talks with reporters before the Senate policy luncheons in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.