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Emily Heil is a features writer for Roll Call, where she covers the politics, people and culture of Capitol Hill. For nearly four years, she wrote Heard on the Hill, the oldest and best-loved Congressional gossip column.
Emily came to Roll Call from the Hill newspaper, where she wrote the Under the Dome gossip column. Prior to that, she spent three years covering Congress for National Journals CongressDaily, where her beats included health care and labor issues. Her previous journalism jobs include chief Congressional correspondent for the Bureau of National Affairs and reporter for the Eastern Shore News.
A native of Virginias Eastern Shore, Emily is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she was features editor of the independent newspaper, the Cavalier Daily.
Heil no longer works for Roll Call.
Theres plenty of meaty stuff in the report that the Senate Ethics Committee released last week on former Sen. John Ensigns affair with a staffers wife.
Theres nothing like an impending weekend to put a little spring in ones step. And Rep. Rosa DeLauro on Friday made her exit from the Capitol after the afternoons final votes in high-stepping style.
How much does a one-night stand cost? Dont ask ex-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D).
Rep. Pete Sessions might have the weight of leading House Republicans 2012 campaign efforts on his shoulders, but hes still lighter these days.
We need to review all of our security procedures. And if we could get Amtrak with a little bit better food and going a lot faster than it does, then maybe that would prevent a terrorist attack. Sometimes when I have to eat that food, I want to commit a terrorist attack.
Colbert Report funnyman Stephen Colbert is stalking the halls of Congress this morning.
When President Barack Obama suggested Wednesday that Republicans might insist on securing the borders by constructing an alligator-filled moat, most people figured he was joking.
Boasting about ones golf handicap is practically a sport unto itself. But one Washington lobbyist is playing down his prowess on the links.
The pocket dial is a fixture of wireless life. And no one knows the sweet sounds of ambient noise quite like Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
Sen. Scott Browns most famous mode of transportation might soon be something other than his celebrated pickup truck.
Actor Sean Astin’s most famous movie roles have been underdogs — he played a diminutive hobbit who helped save the world from evil in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and an improbably small Notre Dame footballer in “Rudy.”
When HOH wants a nice deep-tissue massage, perhaps the last place shed go would be ... the Congressional Management Foundations offices.
Senatorial spawn Meghan McCain is checking off all the boxes of modern fame. Blog? Check. Naughty Twitter pics? Yup. Dishy memoir? Done.
We always thought former Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) was boyish-looking, but now we know were not alone: A bartender carded the 44-year-old at a recent Washington party.
He got elected to Congress while you were doing shots at the Capitol Lounge, and he’s a GQ model while you’re schlubbing around in Dockers. Now here’s another way Rep. Aaron Schock is better than you: He runs the National Mall everyday at 5:30 a.m.
In honor of Mothers Day (which mom-loving Congress established back in 1914), we asked Members what was the best advice they have ever gotten from their moms.
James Sterling Young oversees the effort devoted to collecting the memories and reflections of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.).
A surprise retirement announced Thursday was a blow to some Members of Congress.
In a week of divisive battles over the budget, here’s a resolution that knows no party lines: Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger on Wednesday introduced legislation commending Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day.
Wednesday nights March of Dimes gala featuring a Congressional cookoff might have been for a good cause, but it was still a food fight, after all.
Looks like Congress might be in for another depiction on the silver screen only the latest take comes from a real insider, so were not expecting any of the typical gaffes, such as a Georgetown Metro station.
We know Rep. John Lewis has spent time with one of the “Big O’s,” President Barack Obama. But today, he’s making an appearance with the other famous O: Oprah.
Plenty of people have celebrity doppelgangers, but not everyone works in the same building as their look-alikes famous face.
Sen. John Ensign on Monday capped off a 15-year Congressional career with a speech to a nearly empty Senate chamber, striking notes alternately apologetic and defensive.
Bin Ladens death heightened tourists' experience on the Hill Monday.