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JM Rieger

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JM Rieger oversees video production for Roll Call. He began his career as an editorial intern for Roll Call in 2013 and started full time as Roll Call's video editor in September 2013.

Prior to joining Roll Call, he interned at Fox Sports in Los Angeles, NBC’s “Meet the Press" and Performics, a Chicago-based performance-marketing company.

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.

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The 7th Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game | The Highlights (Video)

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.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 22, 2015 (Video)

June 26, 2015

In preparation for their Fourth of July recess, members spent the week counting, texting and describing the concept of fire.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on OPM Data Breach

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.

Democrats Celebrate 7th Straight Baseball Win on House Floor (Video)

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.

House Holds Moment of Silence for Charleston Victims (Video)

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.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 15, 2015 (Video)

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.

Bill Pascrell Coaches Baseball (Video)

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.

Bill Nelson Cranks Out 46 Pushups (Video)

June 17, 2015

Sen. Bill Nelson, who has a history of issuing friendly wagers on Florida sports, found himself on the losing end Wednesday.

Watch Live: House Oversight Hearing on OPM Data Breach

June 16, 2015

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on an Office of Personnel Management data breach announced earlier this month. Reports have linked Chinese hackers to the breach, which may have exposed personal information of more than 14 million current and former government employees.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Birthday Edition (Video)

June 16, 2015

As Roll Call celebrates its 60th anniversary Tuesday, Heard on the Hill looks back at the times lawmakers couldn’t resist singing “Happy Birthday” to their colleagues.

Highlights From the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game (Video)

June 15, 2015

Democrats held off a late threat from Republicans to capture their seventh-straight coveted Roll Call trophy at the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 8, 2015 (Video)

June 15, 2015

A busy week on Capitol Hill quickly turned into a debate over Braille Playboys, Asian geography and tasteless cheese.Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 8, 2015

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Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 1, 2015 (Video)

June 5, 2015

Lawmakers returned from a Memorial Day recess ready to impart their knowledge on extension cords, fly fishing and arithmetic.

Watch: House Hearing on May 12 Amtrak Crash

June 2, 2015

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing Tuesday on the May 12 Amtrak train crash outside of Philadelphia, which killed eight passengers and injured more than 200.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Rob Bishop (Video)

May 29, 2015

With Congress out, HOH pays tribute this week to the always unflappable Rob Bishop, R-Utah, the only member yet to tweet a single character, who shows off his favorite graphs, touts his Big Mac-eating skills and can’t wait for the next Cubs game to air.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Rob Bishop

May 28, 2015

With Congress out, HOH pays tribute this week to the always unflappable Rob Bishop, R-Utah, the only member yet to tweet a single character, who shows off his favorite graphs, touts his Big Mac-eating skills and can't wait for the next Cubs game to air.

Lindsey Graham Rolls Eyes at Rand Paul

May 27, 2015

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to wrap up debate on the National Security Agency’s surveillance program early Saturday with a series of consent agreements, Sen. Rand Paul wasn’t the only Senator in the spotlight.

As Paul objected to a proposed, Sen. Lindsey Graham could be seen rolling his eyes on the Senate floor. Paul responded to the “eye roll” caucus of senators Wednesday, after the clip was circulated by multiple media outlets.

“If I’m going to slug it out Sunday with the spy state apologists, I’m going to need all the help and support I can get,” the Kentucky Republican wrote. “Unfortunately, it seems the President, the senior senator from Arizona and other members of the ‘eye roll’ caucus who can’t stand any mention of the Bill of Rights are all operating out of the same playbook.”

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of May 18, 2015

May 22, 2015

Members prepared for the holiday weekend by asking rhetorical questions, spit-shining their boots and potty-training the Capitol Police.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of May 18, 2015 (Video)

May 22, 2015

Members prepared for the holiday weekend by asking rhetorical questions, spit-shining their boots and potty-training the Capitol Police.

Boehner Won't Commit to Ex-Im Vote

May 21, 2015

The only commitment Speaker John A. Boehner is making on the Export-Import Bank is this: If the Senate is able to pass a bill on the export credit agency’s future, there will be an “open amendment debate.”

The Export-Import Bank is set to expire on June 30, and conservatives are expressing increased optimism its charter will lapse. More to the point, and perhaps more importantly, GOP leaders are increasingly sounding open to letting the bank die.

Asked Thursday, during his weekly on-camera news conference, if he had promised Sen. Maria Cantwell a vote on Ex-Im, Boehner was emphatic that no such deal was made.

“She has contacted me and I told her I would not make that commitment,” Boehner said Cantwell’s call for a vote on Ex-Im.

Boehner: Senate-House 'Disconnect' Over NSA Bill

May 21, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner said the Senate must act on the National Security Agency’s expiring bulk data collection program at his weekly news conference Thursday, adding that there is a “disconnect” between the House and the Senate over the House-passed USA Freedom Act to overhaul the NSA’s program.

“I do think that there is a big disconnect in terms of how they view our bill,” Boehner said. “I’ve been surprised by it, but at the end of the day we’ve got to work our way through this issue and I’m confident that at some point we will.”

When asked what happens if the program expires, Boehner repeated a familiar refrain: “The House has acted. It’s time for the Senate to act."

McConnell: Senate Will Finish Trade, FISA, Highways Before Recess

May 21, 2015

As the Senate continued to work through “fast-track” trade legislation Thursday with looming deadlines for bills on surface transportation and surveillance, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reaffirmed that the Senate would tackle it all, and that it could finish before the holiday weekend with "cooperation.”

“I want to remind everybody, we’re going to finish this bill before we leave,” McConnell said, referring to the trade legislation on the floor. “We’re going to deal with FISA, and we’re going to deal with highways. There’s a path forward if people want to take it, that could complete all of this work at a reasonable time, probably sometime tomorrow. Or we can make it difficult, but the end won’t change.”

Boehner Says Goodbye to Longtime Aide

May 21, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner said goodbye to his longtime Press Secretary Michael Steel at his weekly news conference Thursday, thanking him “for a job well done."

“Today is the last press conference that my press aide, Mr. Michael Steel, will join me at as he departs the Capitol after spending many years working in my office,” Boehner said. “I want to wish him — say thanks for a job well done and good luck.”

Steel is leaving Boehner to be an adviser to a Jeb Bush political action committee.

Boehner: Obama Needs to 'Scrap' Iraq Strategy

May 21, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner continued his critique of the White House’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State terror group Thursday, telling President Barack Obama to “scrap” his Iraq strategy and be more engaged on the issue of Islamic radicalization.

“It’s been a week now since ISIL fighters stormed Ramadi … the White House still insists that no new strategy is needed,” Boehner said. “… It just isn’t credible. Things need to change. A stable and sovereign Iraq is vital to America's interests. … To win this fight, the president is going to have to scrap his policies that aren’t working.”

Pelosi Rebuts Boehner: Congress Should Act on ISIS

May 21, 2015

Two days after Speaker John A. Boehner told President Barack Obama to submit a new Islamic State war authorization to Congress, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi countered, saying “the ball is definitely in our court.”

“I think the ball is definitely in our court to take up this issue and to make some decisions as to how we go forward,” Pelosi said. "There should be an Authorization for the Use of Military Force as we go forward. It’s long overdue. And every timeline and every requirement that the Speaker has asked for has happened. Now it’s up to us.”

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