Congratulations to CQ Roll Call photographer Chris Maddaloni, who won first place in the White House News Photographers Association’s 2013 Eyes of History Feature Single. Maddaloni’s winning photo, “School’s Out,” was this image pulled from his photo story on Capitol Hill’s K-9 bomb detector dogs. The photo depicts inmates at Florida’s Bay Correctional Facility preparing to head back to their cells after a day’s work of training the dogs on basic obedience and socialization. For more photos, go to roll.cl/YShvQT.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.