JM Rieger is Roll Call's video editor. He previously interned at Fox Sports in Los Angeles, NBC’s “Meet the Press" and Performics, a Chicago-based performance-marketing company, before joining Roll Call as an editorial intern in 2013.
JM graduated with honors from Miami University with degrees in journalism and political science. At Miami he worked as an editor for The Miami Student, covering higher education, campus life and sports, and also worked as a broadcaster and producer for the campus television and radio stations.
A Cincinnati native, he also spent eight years living in Chicago before moving to Washington, D.C.
Stories by JM Rieger:
Dec. 6, 2013
Turns out Americans without employer-based health insurance might not be the only ones hit with higher insurance premiums.
Dec. 5, 2013
Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer on Thursday tried to get an answer from Majority Leader Eric Cantor on when Republicans would bring up an immigration overhaul.
Dec. 5, 2013
Amazon, Geico and high-school sports grace the House floor in HOH’s second installment of Congressional Hits and Misses.
Dec. 4, 2013
One day after Speaker John A. Boehner told Senate Democrats to “get serious” about negotiations over the farm bill and a budget agreement, the Ohio Republican gave a defensive speech on the House floor blaming Democrats for Congress’ lack of legislative accomplishments this year.
Nov. 22, 2013
From being fed up with task force after task force to parliamentary points of order, expect the unexpected on the House and Senate floor in this week’s Congressional Hits and Misses.
Nov. 21, 2013
Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell laid out their best arguments for and against the “nuclear option” to end filibusters of most judicial and executive branch nominees on Thursday.
Nov. 20, 2013
As Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s legislation removing the military chain of command from sexual-assault prosecutions gained support, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., pushed back on the Senate floor Wednesday, arguing that sexual-assault cases should remain in the military’s chain of command.
Nov. 7, 2013
Following a key procedural vote Monday bringing up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for a vote today, the Senate is set to vote this afternoon to prevent discrimination by employers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Nov. 4, 2013
Nearly two years after suffering a stroke, Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., on Monday made his first speech on the Senate floor since December 2011.
Oct. 30, 2013
From quoting the “Wizard of Oz” to comparing red Solo cups and wine glasses, House Republicans grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday, questioning the HealthCare.gov website as well as the underlying law.
Oct. 22, 2013
When Sid Yudain came to Capitol Hill in 1951, he knew something was missing.
Oct. 9, 2013
Nine days into the first government shutdown in 17 years, members of Congress are not the only ones who cannot seem to reach agreement.
Oct. 4, 2013
The debate surrounding the government shutdown has been white hot in the Senate over the past few weeks, leading some lawmakers to complain about a lack of decorum.
Oct. 3, 2013
After congressional leaders and the president failed to reach an agreement on the government shutdown last night, Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black used his opening prayer Thursday to hammer members of Congress.
Oct. 1, 2013
As the House debated how to resolve a government shutdown on the floor, HOH‘s friends at C-SPAN struggled to keep up with the cycle of floor speakers, mixing up House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., with House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky.
Sept. 30, 2013
The Yoder household dynamic will change very soon. Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder and his wife, Brooke, who have no pets or children, are expecting a baby girl in early November.
Sept. 25, 2013
Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor Wednesday to lambaste Sen. Ted Cruz’s attempt to liken his political opponents to those who tried to appease Adolf Hitler.
Sept. 24, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz compared the fight against Obamacare to the battle against Nazi Germany and mused on the intimidating nature of the moon. The Texas Republican talked about the deliciousness of White Castle mini burgers, how he doesn’t know Ashton Kutcher personally, and how he is a coward when it comes to wearing boots versus comfortable shoes. And he found time to read some bedtime stories to his daughters.
Sept. 24, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell doubled down Tuesday on his opposition to Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to filibuster a House-passed spending bill that would keep the government funded past Sept. 30.
Sept. 17, 2013
Once Mark Newsom recognized his knack for statistical analysis and technical programs, the only question was where he would go with it.
Sept. 17, 2013
Authors, poets and scholars — even former members of Congress — will travel once again to one of the nation’s most well-read areas this weekend.
Sept. 16, 2013
It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to his or her legislative work.
Sept. 11, 2013
Freshman Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, will soon welcome a new member to the family.
Sept. 10, 2013
It was a suitable ending to an ugly affair when House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s shot at the buzzer stuck between the rim and backboard.
Sept. 9, 2013
A global perspective comes naturally to Jeff Hardee.