HOH is not written by just Neda Semnani and Warren Rojas. In a way, itís written by the entire CQ Roll Call newsroom. While swarming the Hill every day to nail down important political and policy stories, our colleagues come across a lot of fun, but irrelevant, stuff. Goofy asides, odd bits of trivia and funny anecdotes that donít fit in their stories. Rather than tell this over beers to their friends and roommates, they dutifully share this with HOH reporters who then share it with you. This is just one of many examples, from the time when a reporter ran across a particularly grumpy Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.).
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.