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Meredith Dake

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Meredith Dake moved to join the CQ Roll Call team as the multimedia editor in Washington, D.C., from her home in Oklahoma City in December of 2013. Outside of her specialty in breaking news video and editorial content, Meredith has a background in HR/training and development as well as energy-related legal research. She currently lives in Maryland.

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Holder Testifies Before House Judiciary: What You Missed (Video) (Updated)

April 9, 2014

Marijuana, accusations of perjury, election integrity and asparagus were the range of topics covered in Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the committee in a hearing designed for oversight on the Department of Justice. Holder and members of the committee had some tense exchanges as congressmen tried to nail down the attorney general on specific enforcement of laws. Check out Roll Call’s top moments below:

Holder Testifies Before House Judiciary: What You Missed

April 9, 2014

Marijuana, accusations of perjury, election integrity and asparagus were the range of topics covered in Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the committee in a hearing designed for oversight on the Department of Justice. Holder and members of the committee had some tense exchanges as congressmen tried to nail down the attorney general on specific enforcement of laws.

Dem Rep: 'American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid'

April 3, 2014

Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday.

Virginia Democrat James P. Moran said he plans to highlight the injustice by introducing an amendment to Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan’s spending blueprint next week. Moran made the comments while the bill that funds member’s $174,000 salaries was being marked up.

Read more at http://blogs.rollcall.com/hill-blotter/moran-members-cant-afford-to-live-decently-in-d-c/

Pelosi: SCOTUS Campaign Ruling 'Existential Threat'

April 3, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is one of the most prolific fundraisers in congressional history. But that doesn’t mean she’s a fan of Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down the aggregate limit on campaign contributions. Pelosi told reporters Thursday that the court decision was “suffocating the voice of the many.”

Read more at http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/pelosi-slams-mccutcheon-ruling/

Roberts Blasts IRS at Finance Markup

April 3, 2014

Senate Republicans fired another warning shot Thursday in their ongoing battle against the Internal Revenue Service's treatment of conservative organizations.

The latest came at the Finance Committee's markup of the broad "tax extenders" package, when GOP Sen. Pat Roberts floated an amendment to block, for one year, the IRS from making new rules governing political activity by social welfare groups under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code.

What You Missed in the GM Hearings (Slideshow) (Video)

April 2, 2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s testimony before Tuesday’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee had fairly low drama despite the emotional subject matter. The hearing — titled “The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?” — was meant to investigate GM’s culpability and response to faulty ignition switches in small cars. The ignition switches are believed to have resulted in injuries and deaths of several car owners.

House GM Hearing Highlights in 4 Minutes

April 2, 2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra's testimony Tuesday before a House oversight subcommittee had fairly low drama, despite the emotional subject matter. The hearing — titled "The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?" — was meant to investigate GM's culpability and response to faulty ignition switches in small cars. The ignition switches are believed to have resulted in injuries and deaths of several car owners.

Iowa Democrat: GM Induced Customers to Buy Vehicles Through Safety Misrepresentation

April 2, 2014

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, hammered the CEO of General Motors Tuesday during a House hearing investigating deaths and injuries stemming from defective ignition switches, saying the company made representations of safety to induce customers to buy GM vehicles.

GM CEO: 'I Cannot Tell You Why It Took So Long' to Announce Defect

April 1, 2014

Testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Tuesday, General Motors CEO Mary Barra vowed in her opening statement to "find out" why there was a long delay before the company announced a safety defect.

"Sitting here today, I cannot tell you why it took so long for a safety defect to be announced for this program," Barra said. "But I can tell you we will find out."

GM CEO Testifies on Recall of Ignition Switches (Updated) (Video)

April 1, 2014

Updated 3:55 p.m. | General Motors CEO Mary Barra is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the company’s recall of ignition switches. David Friedman, the acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is also scheduled to testify.

Photo Slideshow: Mike Rogers Through the Years

March 28, 2014

From a promising candidate in 1999 to a successful member of leadership in 2014, CQ Roll Call’s photography team has followed Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., throughout his career in Congress. Rogers’ retirement is expected to leave a “big hole” in the House, considering his extensive work with U.S. intelligence and national security.

Inside Look at 2014 Midterms: A Webinar (Video)

March 26, 2014

As part of an ongoing Roll Call political webinar series, our editors took a detailed look at upcoming House and Senate primaries. From the heated Democratic primary in Northern Virginia to questions of Republican conservatism up and down the ballot, the group gabbed about the races that ultimately will determine the makeup of the next Congress. Check out the video for some highlights from the conversation.

Roll Call's Inside Look at the 2014 Midterms

March 26, 2014

As part of an ongoing Roll Call political webinar series, our editors took a detailed look at upcoming House and Senate primaries. From the heated Democratic primary in Northern Virginia to questions of Republican conservatism up and down the ballot, the group gabbed about the races that ultimately will determine the makeup of the next Congress.

The Perfect Thing to Do on Your Snow Day

March 3, 2014

Getting bored on your snow day? Check out the top photos from last week, Feb. 24-28.

21st House Member Announces Retirement

Feb. 27, 2014

Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., announced Thursday he will not seek a 12th term in the 7th District.

“I’ve been in public office for 39 years and it’s been a pleasure to serve the people of Arizona,” Pastor, 70, said in a statement. “After 23 in Congress, I feel it’s time for me to seek out a new endeavor. It’s been a great honor, a great experience and a great joy for me to serve in Congress. I think it’s time for me to do something else.”

Longest-Serving Congressman in History to Retire

Feb. 24, 2014

Rep. John D. Dingell, the longtime Michigan Democrat and dean of the House, will announce on Monday that he will not seek re-election, according to the Detroit Free Press.

“I’m not going to be carried out feet first,” Dingell said in an interview with the Detroit News.

Gary Miller to Retire From Congress

Feb. 12, 2014

California Rep. Gary G. Miller announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election.

“It has been a great honor to spend so many years in public service, striving to make a difference for Southern California families," Miller said in a statement. "While there is still a lot of work to be done, it is now time for me to pass the baton."

Miller, first elected in 1998, entered this cycle as the most vulnerable Republican. He represents a southern California district President Barack Obama carried with 57 percent of the vote in 2012.

Super PAC TV Ad Touts Dan Sullivan in Alaska

Feb. 4, 2014

An Alaska-based super PAC formed to support the Senate campaign of Republican Dan Sullivan launched a TV ad on Tuesday painting him in the mold of Ronald Reagan and longtime Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

New Jersey’s Rob Andrews to Resign From Congress

Feb. 4, 2014

Rep. Robert E. Andrews, D-N.J., will resign from Congress this month to take a job with a Philadelphia law firm, a Democratic aide confirmed to CQ Roll Call.

Former Capitol Hill Staffer Makes Run for D.C. Council

Feb. 3, 2014

Nate Bennett-Fleming, a D.C. shadow representative and former Capitol Hill staffer, is now a candidate for the D.C. Council. He speaks with Roll Call at Port City Java coffee shop on Jan. 21.

Longtime California Democrat Announces Retirement

Jan. 30, 2014

Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., announced Thursday that he will not seek a 21st term in his Los Angeles-based House seat.

In his statement, Waxman said it was simply his time to go.

Caption This Photo: Vice President Joe Biden

Jan. 29, 2014

We’d love your suggestions for a caption to go with this classic moment of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. with Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., captured right before Tuesday’s State of the Union address by CQ Roll Call photographer Tom Williams. Leave you caption in the comments below or tweet us @rollcall.

PHOTOS: Captured Moments From SOTU 2014

Jan. 29, 2014

Enjoy the below slideshow that documents memorable moments from the 2014 State of the Union captured by CQ Roll Call photographers Bill Clark and Tom Williams.

PHOTOS: Best Pictures From SOTU Past

Jan. 27, 2014

Check out some of the best moments from previous State of the Union addresses captured by CQ Roll Call photographers.

Obama Asks for Congress' Help to Declassify NSA Activities

Jan. 17, 2014

President Barack Obama called on Congress Friday to create an independent review board to monitor the National Security Agency's activities. The board would serve as an "advocate" to plead before special courts to declassify intelligence actions.

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