Randy Neugebauer

Shooting Victims Come from All Walks of Hill Life
Majority whip among those injured at Republican baseball team practice

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot Wednesday morning at a Republican congressional baseball team practice. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A member of congressional leadership, two members of his security detail, a young Hill staffer and a lobbyist — a microcosm of the often hierarchical but interconnected life on Capitol Hill — were all injured at Wednesday morning’s GOP baseball team practice.

The shooting of Majority Whip Steve Scalise, as a member of House leadership, has garnered the most attention.

Williams’ Staffer Zack Barth Shot at Baseball Practice
Barth has been released from hospital

Zack Barth, right, who worked on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign, was among the five people wounded at the Republicans’ congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday. (Courtesy Zack Barth’s Facebook page)

Updated 5:30 p.m.

Zachary Barth, a legislative correspondent in the office of Texas Republican Rep. Roger Williams, was one of five people wounded at a Wednesday morning practice for the Republican congressional baseball team. 

Word on the Hill: Happy Holidays
See you in 2017!

Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin, right, gives a tour of the Capitol Rotunda to friends on Tuesday. Let us know what other members are up to over the holidays. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Whether you’re staying in D.C. or traveling, I hope you enjoy the holidays and have a Happy New Year!

Word on the Hill will be on a break until Jan. 3, 2017.

New Member: Republican Arrington Wins Texas's 19th District
Succeeds retiring GOP Rep. Randy Neugebauer

Jodey Arrington

Republican Jodey Arrington will win Texas’s 19th District, The Associated Press projects. He did not face a Democratic opponent in the race to replace retiring GOP Rep. Randy Neugebauer.

Arrington had 88 percent of the vote with 1.65 percent of precincts reporting.

Exit Interview: Rep. Reid Ribble
Wisconsin Republican says committees should select their own chairmen

Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble's first task out of office will be cutting a Christmas tree. And letting his wife decorate it. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In January, 26 House members will not be returning to Congress. Some of them will return to their home districts for good while some will stay on in Washington for other jobs or to pursue another office. HOH asked several of them to reflect on their political careers and offer some advice and insight for the future.

Wisconsin Republican Reid Ribble, 60, was first elected in 2010. He announced in January that he will retire at the end of this term, his third in Congress.

Exit Interview: Rep. Randy Neugebauer
Retiring Texas Republican says Congress needs more conservatives

Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer says he's looking forward to wearing Levi's and a fishing vest. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In January, 26 House members will not be returning to Congress. Some of them will return to their home districts for good while some will stay on in Washington for other jobs or to pursue another office. HOH asked several of them to reflect on their political careers and offer some advice and insight for the future.

Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer, 66, was first elected in 2003. He announced in September that he will retire at the end of this term, his sixth full one in Congress.

Exit Interviews: Retiring House Members
6 retiring members of Congress share what they learned and offer advice

Departing members look forward to retirement and look back on a few memories. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Come January, 26 House members will not be returning to Congress. Some of them will return to their home districts for good while some will stay on in Washington for other jobs or to pursue another office.

HOH asked several retiring members to reflect on their political careers and offer some advice and insight for the future.