House floor Speech

Escobar pleads for empathy for migrants

Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, speaks at a rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after their ruling on the census was handed down on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Susan Wild opens up about her partner’s death in tearful House floor speech

Fellow lawmakers applaud after Rep. Susan Wild delivers an emotional floor speech about her partner's death.

Rep. Susan Wild delivered an emotional floor speech on the House floor Tuesday, talking about the death of her life partner, Kerry Acker, who died by suicide last month.

‘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.