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Happy Birthday to C-SPAN and Pelosi, from swamp monsters and velociraptors: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of March 25, 2019

The creature from the Black Lagoon paid Capitol Hill a visit this week, as D.C. institutions like C-SPAN and Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated their birthdays. Plus, Sen. Mike Lee roasted the Green New Deal resolution with a poster of Ronald Reagan riding a velociraptor, and Reps. Markwayne Mullin and Ann McLane Kuster clashed over a certain word that starts with the letter “S.”

Also, while it was technically last week during recess, Roll Call is thrilled to wish the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) a happy 40th birthday! Thanks for letting us borrow your footage to make dumb congressional blooper reels.

Watch: Republicans call for Schiff to step down as Intel chairman during committee hearing
 

The nine Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee signed a letter calling for Chairman Adam B. Schiff to resign as chairman a few days after Attorney General William P. Barr told Congress that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report found no evidence President Donald Trump colluded with Russia.

“Despite these findings, you continue to proclaim to the media that there is significant evidence of collusion,” Rep. K. Michael Conaway said during a committee hearing. “As such, we have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties … and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee.”

Critics From All Sides Hammer McConnell
Politicians and pundits criticize majority leader’s legislative tactics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellhas come under criticism from all sides after he was forced to scuttle the GOP repeal-and-replace bill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing mounting criticism from politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle after the collapse of his chamber’s Republican health care legislation.

Before the bill was pulled Monday night, Sen. Ron Johnson told a local newspaper that McConnell’s conflicting statements to different members of his caucus were a “significant breach of trust.”

Schiff Wants White House to Denounce Russia Over Hacking
Says there is 'no doubt' Russia was behind election hacks

Rep. Adam Schiff said that he thinks there is "no doubt" on the part of the White House in who is behind hacking . (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, wants President Barack Obama to blame Russia for trying to interfere with state election systems.

Schiff said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that cyberattacks on voter registration systems could "sow discord," though he also doubted hackers could falsify vote tallies to affect the election outcome.