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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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Watch Live: House Hearing on Iran Nuclear Deal

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.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 20, 2015 (Video)

July 24, 2015

Members spent the week recalling their college days, drafting grocery lists and touting their love for San Francisco.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Iran Nuclear Deal

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.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 13, 2015 (Video)

July 17, 2015

Lawmakers spent the week vomiting, giving weather forecasts and “failing to communicate.”

Watch Live: Senate Holds Hearing on FIFA Scandal

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.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 6, 2015 (Video)

July 10, 2015

Members returned from an 11-day recess to reflect on airplanes, reclaim their time and ask rhetorical questions about sheep diets.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on White House ISIS Strategy

July 7, 2015

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing Tuesday on the Obama administration’s strategy against the Islamic State terror group.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Barbara Boxer (Video)

July 6, 2015

HOH pays tribute this week to California’s junior senator, who opines on candy, “little babies” and the rapper 50 Cent.

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.

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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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 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.”

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