David Hawkings' Whiteboard

How Congress’ Schedule Is Supposed to Work
Roll Call Decoder with David Hawkings, wonky explainers from a Capitol Hill expert

What’s the Nuclear Option? Dismantling This Senate Jargon
 Roll Call Decoder with David Hawkings, wonky explainers from a Capitol Hill expert

A Guide to Roll Call’s Wealth of Congress
Roll Call Decoder with David Hawkings, wonky explainers from a Capitol Hill expert

Roll Call has completed its analysis of Congress’ wealth, and the results are clear: Congress is getting richer. Senior editor David Hawkings walks you through the findings of the Wealth of the 115th Congress.

If There’s a Deal, Then What’s Up With Trump’s Budget Request?
 

Why Does Congress ‘Retreat?’
 

The Many Ways to Draw a Gerrymander
Roll Call Decoder with David Hawkings: wonky explainers from a Capitol Hill expert

How Congressional Debate Is Supposed to Work (And How It Really Works)
 

The GOP is Anxious to Be Productive: 4 Takeaways From the 2018 Congressional Calendar
Roll Call Decoder with David Hawkings: wonky explainers from a Capitol Hill expert

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: How Two Bills Become One Law