Dana Rohrabacher

Heard on the Hill This Week: The Saga of the Student Painting Heist

Throughout a week filled with heated confirmation hearings and a late-night vote-a-rama, one story continuously dogged Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano: some lawmakers kept taking down a controversial student painting in the Cannon tunnel. Watch the video for a play-by-play from Gangitano.

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Ferguson Painting Comes Down, Again

Controversial Ferguson Painting Removed From Display for Third Time
‘We might just have to kick somebody’s a--’ to keep it from being removed again, Richmond says

From left, Reps. Cedric L. Richmond of Louisiana, Alma Adams of North Carolina, William Lacy Clay of Missouri, John Conyers Jr. of Michigan and Hank Johnson of Georgia at a news conference in front of the painting in the Cannon tunnel on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 6:45 p.m. | A painting by a constituent of Missouri Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay has been removed from the walls of the Cannon tunnel by Republicans three times — and replaced after each incident.

“We might just have to kick somebody’s a-- and stop them,” Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric L. Richmond said, when asked if the painting needed security personnel to protect it.

Rohrabacher Accuses Journalist of Bias Against Russia
Says he’s had discussions with people ‘high up in the transition team’ about being Trump’s secretary of State

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., has previously made remarks sympathetic to Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., accused a journalist who is a refugee from the former Soviet Union of bias in an interview Wednesday.

Manchin Among Trump’s Expanded Secretary of State List
Rohrabacher also in the running

Joe Manchin of West Virginia, at podium, is reportedly being considered for secretary of State in a Trump administration despite being a Democrat. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President-elect Donald Trump’s pool of potential picks for secretary of State doubled since the last reports of how short was his short list.

Trump aides last week said he had whittled down the selection process to four, but ABC News reports Trump is now considering five more people including a retired admiral who Hillary Clinton considered for her running mate, another former presidential candidate, and a senator from the other side of the aisle.

Rohrabacher: Vote for Me for Secretary of State
California Republican says he’s under consideration, directs supporters to Breitbart poll

California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has occasionally criticized President-elect Donald Trump and praised Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says he is under consideration to be secretary of State by President-elect Donald Trump and he wants your support.

The California Republican informed his supporters through an email, suggesting that if they want to see him in the job, they should vote in an online poll conducted by Breitbart News, whose executive Stephen Bannon was recently named chief White House strategist in the Trump White House.

Congress Turning a New Leaf on Marijuana
Burgeoning business in states with legal sales sparks momentum for reform

Stephanie Kahn, right, owner of the Takoma Wellness Center in Washington, D.C., hugs customer Meredith Bower at the medical marijuana dispensary. Bower suffers from phantom limb pain due to the amputation of a leg below the knee after a car accident. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Just two years ago, pot lobbyist Michael Collins was a pariah on Capitol Hill.

Marijuana reform was too much of a risk. 

Members Covered a Lot of Ground Over Recess
How lawmakers spent their summer vacation

Sen. Christopher S. Murphy proved again that he can be on his feet for a long time.

The Connecticut Democrat covered about 25 to 30 miles a day in his walk across his home state during Congress' annual August recess, setting off on Aug. 29.