Heard on the Hill

Floor Charts for the Floor Show

Our favorite visual aids from a month of congressional floor-watching

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland went #ALLCAPS after the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup. (Screenshot/C-SPAN)

Lots of members of Congress bring along floor charts to help make a point. Here and there, some stand out.@FloorCharts posts some of the daily highlights, and Roll Call rounds up the best of the best.

On June 8, the morning after the Washington Capitals won their first  Stanley Cup, House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, sporting a Capitals jersey, brought a copy of The Washington Post to the House floor.

“Mr. Speaker, there is joy in the Washington Capital Region today.  When I get up in the morning every day and I read the front page of The Washington Post, I say, ‘Oh, my goodness.’  Today, I read the front page of The Washington Post.  At last, Capitals, with Alex Ovechkin holding the Stanley Cup high, celebrate,” he said.

(Courtesy of @FloorCharts screenshot of C-SPAN)
(Courtesy @FloorCharts, Screenshot/C-SPAN)

On June 6, Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso blew up a New York Times headline to show, well, how good the jobs numbers are.

President Donald Trump had tweeted out that headline on June 2.

(Courtesy of @FloorCharts screenshot of C-SPAN)
(Courtesy @FloorCharts, Screenshot/C-SPAN)

On June 4, Sen. Jeff Merkley shared a giant photograph of him being denied entry and threatened with arrest at a detention facility run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement in Brownsville, Texas.

The Oregon Democrat livestreamed the incident on June 3.

(Courtesy of @FloorCharts screenshot of C-SPAN)
(Courtesy @FloorCharts, Screenshot/C-SPAN)

On June 5, Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith gave her maiden speech on the Senate floor, in which she covered her background and coming up in politics.

The senator shared photos of her mother and grandmother.

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