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Why is a Chinese propaganda newspaper delivered to Congress? Rep. Jim Banks wants to know
China Daily is delivered to congressional offices alongside independent papers

Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., wants to know why a known propaganda tool of China’s Communist party is delivered daily to Congress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Jim Banks want to know why China Daily, a newspaper owned and paid for by the Chinese Communist Party, is delivered routinely to House and Senate offices alongside independent papers like Roll Call, Politico and The Washington Post.

The Indiana Republican wrote a letter to the House Chief Administrative Officer, Philip Kiko, requesting information on the process for how publications are distributed on Capitol Hill and for the CAO to take action.

Watch: King calls principles ‘timeless’

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, attends a rally with Angel Families on the East Front of the Capitol, to highlight crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the U.S., on September 7, 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Behind the scenes of covering headline committee hearings
Undercover Capitol: taking you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

Photojournalists’ cameras lie on the floor in front of the witness table shortly before a House Oversight committee hearing (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify before two House committees on Wednesday, an event that will no doubt get wall-to-wall coverage from the news media, despite the fact the Mueller is unlikely to actually say anything new.

Bad news Congress, Bad News Babes continue win streak

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., throws the ball to first base in the Congressional Women's Softball Game at Watkins Elementary in Washington on Wednesday June 19, 2019.  Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call

For the fourth year in a row, the babes of the press corps defeated Congress at the 11th annual Congressional Women's Softball Game.

How does Mike Gallagher fuel up for the ACLI Capital Challenge? He doesn’t

Rep. Mike Gallagher and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema pose after running the ACLI Capital Challenge (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

The ACLI Capital Challenge ran for its 38th year Wednesday as members of Congress, the judiciary and executive branch, and the media came together for an early morning jaunt through Anacostia Park.

Heard on the Hill This Week: Steve Daines’ Joint Session Snap Story, Tim Scott’s Press Dinner Jokes
 

Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano had a busy week in the district, from President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress to the annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner. Check out the video for Sen. Steve Daines’ Snapchat story prior to the president’s address, Sen. Tim Scott’s keynote remarks at the congressional dinner and Olympian Michael Phelps’ testimony before the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Congressional Dinner to Feature Graham, Boxer

Boxer and Graham are speaking at the Congressional Dinner on Feb. 25. (Roll Call File Photo)

It’s that time of year for politicians from both sides of the aisle to take a break and share a laugh. The 72nd Annual Congressional Dinner, the long-standing Capitol Hill tradition of a light-hearted evening, is on Feb. 25.  

Amid partisan battles over filling the Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisanship will come alive at the Mandarin Oriental. Hosted by the Washington Press Club Foundation, the event will feature members of Congress, senators and of course, the press.  

The 7th Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game | The Highlights (Video)

Congress squeaked out a 1-0 win over the Bad News Babes in the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game on June 24, evening the all time series 3-3 and capturing their second straight victory.  

Roll Call wraps up the game's highlights in two minutes.