Stories by JM Rieger:
Aug. 28, 2015
Congressional Hits and Misses’ member marathon rolls on this week with Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential contender who doesn’t shy away from “wacko birds,” syrup guzzling or scaring children.
Aug. 27, 2015
Rep. Michael M. Honda gave a tour of his congressional office in 2010 for Roll Call’s “Office Space” series, which returns this fall.
Aug. 21, 2015
Heard on the Hill continues its August recess “best of-a-thon” with a tribute to House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, who shows off his insults, his credit card and his resemblance to Mick Jagger.
Aug. 20, 2015
Then-Rep. Jeff Landry gave a tour of his congressional office in 2011 for Roll Call’s “Office Space” series, which returns this fall.
Aug. 18, 2015
Then-Rep. Mike Pence gave a tour of his congressional office in 2010 for Roll Call’s “Office Space” series, which returns this fall.
Aug. 14, 2015
To kick off the 2015 August recess, HOH salutes the Texas member who doesn’t shy away from Vladimir Putin alliterations, Spanish translations or explaining “the way it is.”
Aug. 7, 2015
Despite a three-day workweek, the Senate still found time to count the fingers on one hand, draw stick figures and drink lots of water.
Aug. 4, 2015
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on the federal prison system. Department of Justice officials and Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” are among the witnesses expected to testify.
July 31, 2015
Members wrapped up the last week in July with rhetorical questions, pipe smoke and empty toothpaste tubes.
July 28, 2015
The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a Tuesday hearing on the Iran nuclear deal announced earlier this month. Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew are expected to testify.
July 24, 2015
Members spent the week recalling their college days, drafting grocery lists and touting their love for San Francisco.
July 23, 2015
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a Thursday hearing on the Iran nuclear deal announced last week. Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew are expected to testify.
July 17, 2015
Lawmakers spent the week vomiting, giving weather forecasts and “failing to communicate.”
July 15, 2015
The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security holds a hearing on FIFA, soccer’s international governing authority, which has faced recent criticism for human-rights abuses ahead of the 2022 men’s World Cup and is under federal investigation for racketeering conspiracy and corruption.
July 10, 2015
Members returned from an 11-day recess to reflect on airplanes, reclaim their time and ask rhetorical questions about sheep diets.
July 7, 2015
The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing Tuesday on the Obama administration’s strategy against the Islamic State terror group.
July 6, 2015
HOH pays tribute this week to California’s junior senator, who opines on candy, “little babies” and the rapper 50 Cent.
June 30, 2015
Congress squeaked out a 1-0 win over the Bad News Babes in the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game on June 24, evening the all time series 3-3 and capturing their second straight victory.
June 26, 2015
In preparation for their Fourth of July recess, members spent the week counting, texting and describing the concept of fire.
June 25, 2015
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing Thursday on a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management announced earlier this month. Reports have linked Chinese hackers to the breach, which may have exposed personal information of millions of current and former federal employees.
June 24, 2015
Congressional Baseball Managers Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, and Mike Doyle, D-Pa., interrupted a series of votes Wednesday to once again bring the coveted Roll Call trophy to the House chamber, marking the Democrats’ seventh-straight victory over the Republicans in the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11. With the victory, Democrats now lead the all-time series by one game, 39-38-1.
June 23, 2015
At 7:01 p.m., in the midst of a series of House votes, South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford led his colleagues in observing a moment of silence for the nine victims killed June 17 in the Charleston church massacre.
June 19, 2015
Lawmakers spent a busy week on the Hill mispronouncing the names of NBA players, “beating dead donkeys” and getting kicked out of private briefings.
June 17, 2015
Rep. Bill “Silky” Pascrell Jr. goes all out along the first base line during the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11. CQ Roll Call captures the action as the New Jersey Democrat coaches his team to its seventh-straight victory over the GOP.
June 17, 2015
Sen. Bill Nelson, who has a history of issuing friendly wagers on Florida sports, found himself on the losing end Wednesday.