Congressional Affairs

Gritty on the Hill, a Louisiana greeting and tributes to the legendary John Dingell: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of Feb. 4, 2019

President Donald Trump wasn’t the only big name to stop by the Capitol this week. Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty graced the Hill with his presence ahead of the congressional hockey game. This week also saw discussions of a tangled-up FAFSA prop, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer struggling with arithmetic and heartfelt tributes to the longest-serving member Rep. John Dingell, who died Thursday.

Thumbnail photo: A lighting crew sets up TV lights in Statuary Hall in preparation for the State of the Union on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call).

 ‘My wife is worried I’ll end up on the ‘Hoarders’ show’: Grijalva’s art-filled Arizona cocoon
Office Space — go inside members' offices to get a closer look at who they are

“When one doesn’t have the talent, one appreciates it,” Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva said of his love of art and photography. The walls of his Longworth office are adorned with dozens of paintings, photos and masks representing various cultures and icons in Arizona’s 3rd District.

Watch Hoyer Whip, Beto’s Mom’s Photos and Fashionable Interruptions: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of Sept. 10, 2018

Observances of Rosh Hashanah and fear of inclement weather made for another short week on Capitol Hill, but House members still found time to appear on the Late Show, complain about press events in the Rayburn Room and, in the case of Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, entertain rap-based marketing suggestions to the tune of Silentó’s “Watch Me.”

The Senate Worked Two Whole Days This Week: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of August 13, 2018

Back in June, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate would be skipping the usual August recess because they have “a lot of important work to do.” By Friday, August 17, the Senate had worked a grand total of three legislative days in the month of August, two of which were this week. Check out the video for some of how they spent that time.

Del. Plaskett Shares Lechon and Other Island Food With D.C. Staff
At the Table, where lawmakers show Roll Call their favorite place for a meal on the Hill 

Mr. Hawkings’ Opus: 5 Reasons Why Congress Is Broken
 

Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings has been covering Congress for three decades, and he’s convinced that the legislative branch is more broken now than at any other point in his career. Here’s why.

Below is a transcript of the video.