Floor Speech

Gun debate turns personal
Gillibrand highlights attack on former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday evening. (Graham MacGillivray/Roll Call Screenshot)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was one of 24 Democrats who spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday night in a series of speeches calling for legislative action to prevent gun violence in the U.S. The New York senator’s speech focused on the personal stories of people she has met who have been impacted by gun violence across the country — at least until the last two minutes, when she directed her remarks at Republican Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona, who was taking her turn presiding over the chamber.

Watch: Retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson reflects on 11 years of Senate BBQ

Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson will resign at the end of the year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

‘Mr. President will correct the record:’ Trouble with names, speakers and Roman numerals — Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of May 12, 2019

Workers begin setting up the stage for the annual Memorial Day Concert on the West Front of the Capitol on May 16. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress was abuzz this week with flip phones, mispronunciations and confusion over who’s turn it was to speak.

Karen Bass honors Nipsey Hussle on House floor
 

Socialism through the Republican lens
 

Republicans have long used the congressional floor to step on socialism and warn against its rise in the United States. Questioning Democrats loyalty has been a decades-long GOP strategy.

Bears, Broken Podiums and Poster Malfunctions: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of March 5, 2018

How Congressional Debate Is Supposed to Work (And How It Really Works)
 

Brooks on Cancer Diagnosis: Losing Senate Bid May Have Saved My Life
 

Rep. Mo Brooks announced on the House floor on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer.

McCain: ‘I Have Seen Jeff Flake Stand Up For What He Believes In’

Sen. John McCain paid tribute to his fellow Arizona Republican and “dear friend” Sen. Jeff Flake on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, shortly after Flake announced he would not be running for re-election.

“I have seen Jeff Flake stand up for what he believes in, knowing full well that there would be a political price to pay,” McCain said.

Schumer to Trump: ‘Stop Tweeting, Start Leading’
 

Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer remarked on President Donald Trump’s Twitter feud with Schumer’s Republican colleague Sen. Bob Corker, saying it’s time for the president to “stop tweeting and start leading.”