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Members of Congress Talk Hurricane Irma

At the Table: Philly Rep. Dwight Evans Talks Healthy Eating at Vegan Joint in D.C.

Rep. Scott Checks Out Local Brewery, Boat-Building Workshop Before Town Hall
 

Earlier this week Virginia Rep. Robert C. Scott stopped by the opening of a new brewery in the riverside town of Portsmouth, Va., alongside several other commonwealth leaders including Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The Democratic congressman also visited a wooden boat-building workshop and held a town hall in Norfolk.

This is the second report in an occasional series this recess where Roll Call visits members in their districts and shadows some of their daily activities.

Watch as Senators Debate Health Care Overhaul on Wednesday

Senators from both sides of the aisle on Wednesday continued debate on proposals to overhaul former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. See the video for speeches for and against changing the law, from Sens. Rand Paul, Ron Wyden, Bernie Sanders, Michael B. Enzi and Elizabeth Warren.

School Contractor Says Chaka Fattah Forced Him to Rehire Son
Pennsylvania Democrat serving 10 years in jail, son serving five years

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Chaka Fattah, seen here campaigning in Philadelphia last year, is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A former Philadelphia school contractor said then-Rep. Chaka Fattah threatened him in 2011 if he didn’t rehire his son for a $144,000-a-year job.

David Shulick, who served as president of a now-defunct for-profit network of schools, said the Pennsylvania Democrat gave him “no choice” but to rehire Chaka “Chip” Fattah Jr.

Watch Tester Get Angry With Indian Health Service Witness
 

McConnell Postpones August Recess Amid Health Care Woes
 

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would postpone its August recess by two weeks. The postponement comes as Republicans in the Senate are working on their bill that would repeal and replace the 2010 health care law. See the video for McConnell’s announcement, as well as Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer’s response.