July 22, 2014 SIGN IN | REGISTER
Join the Roll Call Book Club July 23 for a discussion with Brigid Schulte, author of "Overwhelmed." Click here to register.

News Archive

Republicans Bet Housework Over NRCC Dues Collection

Four House Republicans — who are also roommates — aren’t messing around with collecting dues for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

GOP Can't Catch a Break in Congressional Baseball Recruitment

Phil Berger Jr.’s loss in Tuesday’s Republican runoff in North Carolina’s 6th District was about more than an establishment favorite getting knocked off by an anti-establishment challenger.

U.S. Chamber Backs Justin Amash Primary Opponent

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed GOP Rep. Justin Amash’s primary challenger in Michigan’s 3rd District.

Carter and Goodlatte Put Down Their Own Markers to Solve Border Crisis

The specially appointed House GOP border surge working group is poised to submit its formal policy recommendations to party leaders, while two of its members appear to be pursuing alternate tracks.

Senate Set to Confirm Ambassador to Possible Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash Investigator (Video) (Updated)

Updated 6:59 p.m. | The Senate is set to confirm a new U.S. ambassador to an international body that’s been responsible for investigating airplane crashes such as Malaysia Airlines MH17.

Putin Should Pay if Malaysia Airlines Jet Was Shot Down, McCain Says (Video)

If it’s determined that Ukrainian separatists shot down the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in Eastern Ukraine Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin should face consequences, Sen. John McCain said.

Boehner Losing Optimism on Addressing Border Crisis Before August Recess (Video)

Speaker John A. Boehner seems to be losing confidence that Congress can pass legislation addressing the wave of children coming across the border before lawmakers head back to their districts for the August recess.

Joe Manchin’s Penchant for Power Lunching

If it’s hump day, budding coalition builder Sen. Joe Manchin III is probably breaking bread with members of his slowly widening circle of fellow comity seekers.

DNC Chair Predicts Party Will Exceed Expectations in 2014

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the strength of individual candidates will help her party outperform expectations in the upcoming midterms.

GOP Task Force Member Says Border Crisis Recommendations Will Be Released Thursday

Updated 2:19 p.m. | The House GOP working group tasked with making policy recommendations on how to manage the influx of unaccompanied child migrants on the Southwest border will hand off its formal report to Republican leaders on Thursday, members confirmed.

Kingston Counts on Hill Connections in Senate Runoff

Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston’s Senate campaign is benefiting from the help of countless friends on Capitol Hill, eschewing the relentless efforts of David Perdue to paint him as a big-spending insider.

Durbin Wants Defense Spending Bill on the Floor, but Isn't Optimistic

Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin would not concede that the only way forward for fiscal 2015 appropriations is a continuing resolution, but he wasn’t very optimistic.

Obama to Hispanic Caucus: Migrants Will Get Due Process

President Barack Obama, who’s bound to be hammered no matter what action he takes on the Texas border crisis, tried to reassure skeptical allies Wednesday, telling members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that Central American migrants’ rights to due process would be honored even as he’s pushing to accelerate the process for deporting them.

Democratic Leaders Plan to Bypass Wyden on Internet Sales Tax Combo Bill (Video)

Senate Democratic leaders plan to do an end run around Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden and combine House-passed legislation extending a moratorium on taxing Internet access with a Senate-passed proposal to require online retailers to collect sales tax.

Courtney Stodden’s PETA Push Gets Tongues Wagging

Love her or despise her, Capitol Hill denizens were utterly captivated by having a nearly naked Courtney Stodden preach the virtues of a vegetarian lifestyle to them while shoving fake wieners in everyone’s mouths.

House Democrats Bank on Fundraising in 2014

House Democrats don’t have much in their favor in the upcoming elections — except their bank accounts.

Chris McDaniel Attorney: Mississippi Election Challenge Coming

Attorneys for state Sen. Chris McDaniel said Wednesday they have sufficient evidence to challenge the results of Mississippi’s Republican Senate runoff — which McDaniel lost to Sen. Thad Cochran last month — and expect to do so in the next 10 days.

House Backs Financial Services Bill With Steep Cuts to IRS

The House on Wednesday passed its seventh fiscal 2015 appropriations measure, backing a Financial Services spending bill that would make steep cuts in funding for the Internal Revenue Service.

One Day Closer to Recess and Still No House Border Funding Bill

The House wrapped up Wednesday, one day closer to the August recess and still with no clear indication of when Republicans will unveil their response to President Barack Obama’s emergency funding request for $3.7 billion for the Texas border crisis.

SIGN IN




OR

SUBSCRIBE

Want Roll Call on your doorstep?