Ted Yoho

GOP Health Care Bill Picks up ‘A Few’ Moderate Supporters
Vote on Friday possible if more support comes together

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., arrives for the meeting with President Donald Trump and the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

By ERIN MERSHON, JOE WILLIAMS and LINDSEY McPHERSON 
CQ Roll Call

House leadership secured the support of a few moderate holdouts for their health care bill during a late-night meeting Wednesday.

Opinion: House Members Should Take Civics Tests
… and avoid ‘let them eat cake’ moments

Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin recently told his constituents that the idea that he works for the voters of his district is “bullcrap.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Members of Congress should have to take a civics test. 

As you may have heard by now, Rep. Markwayne Mullin has a unique take on his relationship to his constituents. At a town hall meeting recently, the three-term Republican from Oklahoma, said the idea that he works for the voters of his district is “bullcrap.”

Word on the Hill: Another D.C. Easter Egg Roll
The art competition is coming back

Celebrate Easter with the Washington Nationals this year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The annual White House Easter Egg Roll is no longer the only game in town.

The Washington Nationals are hosting their first-ever Easter Egg Hunt at Nationals Park on Sunday. It will take place on the field after the Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:35 p.m.

Opinion: The S.S. Trump Is Sinking — Find a Lifeboat
An open letter to House Republicans

If they're smart, House Republicans will see that being tied to President Donald Trump is a recipe for defeat next year, Allen writes. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Dear Republican member of the House:

Run away from Donald Trump. Run hard. Run fast. And don’t look over your shoulder.

Radel Dishes on His Career — and a Little About Cocaine
Former Florida congressman’s book released Tuesday

Trey Radel, then a Florida congressman, leaves court in November 2013 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Florida Republican Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned after he was convicted of cocaine possession, comes clean about his short-lived career in Congress and shares a little about the drug that doomed him.

“While my deepest personal weaknesses cut short my dreams and work in Congress, I picked myself up. As individuals and a country, we can do the same,” he sums up in “Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness & Finger Food.” The 300-page account of his life and times was released Tuesday.

Rep. Abraham Saved Rep. Meadows’ Toy Poodle
Former vet took care of his colleague’s dog

Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., left a GOP caucus meeting to care for a pooch. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows’ toy poodle Jolie got into some trouble when she was at work with him on Tuesday.

She jumped from someone’s arms and was injured. Thankfully, Ralph Abraham of Louisiana got a phone call, according to the News Star. The Republican congressman is a former veterinarian.

Congress’ In-House Vet
Rep. Ted Yoho was a practicing veterinarian before Congress

Miniature therapy horses visited Florida Rep. Ted Yoho, center, for a checkup in his office. (Courtesy Rep. Ted Yoho)

In one congressional office, there could be a dog standing on a table at any given time. Veterinarian-turned-politician Rep. Ted Yoho’s extracurricular from his day job is consulting for his colleagues on their pets.  

“When I came up here, there was a freshman that came in with me,” said the representative from Florida's 3rd District. "He was telling me, ‘Hey, my wife had to take my cat to the vet and they did a sex change operation on it. What do they do that for?’”