Who’s Left? The List to Complete Trump’s Cabinet

While President-elect Donald Trump has named picks for many key administration spots, seven top slots remain. Here’s a tally of who might be in the running for the vacant positions.

Office Space: Roger Williams’ Texas Ranch

By Bian Elkhatib, Thomas McKinless, Cody Long

Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano talks about Shaquille O'Neal's visit to the Hill, Congress' lottery drawing for offices, and the arrival of the Capitol Christmas tree.

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New Members of Congress Pick Their Office Via Lottery. Here’s How it Works

New House members capped off their final day of orientation by participating in the traditional lottery draw to determine the order for picking office space.

Roll Call Decoder: How Does New Member Orientation Really Work?

The newly elected members of Congress are back for more orientation after a break for Thanksgiving. Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings explains what these freshmen do during their time learning about the workings on Capitol Hill.

Congress Talks Turkey, Turkey Ham, and Other Food

This Thanksgiving, Roll Call looks back at the times when Congress had food on the mind

Election Impact Conference 2016: Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor

Former House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor, vice chairman and managing director of Moelis & Company, talks with CQ Roll Call's Chief Content Officer David Ellis on the Electoral College, Donald Trump and trade and the future of the House Freedom Caucus.

White House correspondent John T. Bennett discusses Obama’s week in Europe, and the upcoming Trump administration’s emerging agenda items. White House Watch will take a break for the Thanksgiving holiday and return the week of Nov. 28.

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House and Senate Preview: New Faces and a Lame Duck

By Lindsey Mcpherson, Bridget Bowman, Michael Cades

White House Watch: A White House in Transition

By John T. Bennett Michael Cades

President-elect Donald Trump arrived on the Hill for meetings on Thursday.

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Election 2016 Video Blog: A Good Night For Republicans

By David Hawkings, Michael Cades, Simone Pathe

Delaware is one of three U.S. states that has never sent a woman to Congress. This November, the First State’s Democratic candidate for its at-large House seat, Lisa Blunt Rochester, may finally change that, and also become the first African-American ever in its congressional delegation.

In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3-to-2, it's all but certain that Blunt Rochester will win on Nov. 8. Roll Call hit the campaign trail in Delaware this month to find out more about one of the likely new members of the 115th Congress.

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Congress went home to campaign for re-election, but they're planning a post-election session beginning Nov. 14. Why is that, and why have these so-called lame-duck sessions become the norm in recent history? Senior Editor David Hawkings explains.

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Millennials Take to Pennsylvania Avenue on Election Night

As votes from across the country began to point increasingly toward a victory for Donald Trump, hundreds of college students took to the front of the White House. It was a non-violent mixture of Hillary Clinton supporters protesting the GOP nominee’s rhetoric and Trump supporters energized by their candidate’s impending upset.

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Meet the Capitol Hill Jesus Lady

By Thomas McKinless

Restoring the Dome: The Capitol Gets a New Crown

The United States Capitol Dome.

It is the most recognizable symbol of American democracy, and a worldwide icon.

And for the last two years, it’s been getting a facelift.

Built amid the chaos of the Civil War, the original Dome cost $1,047,291.

Even the best-built structure suffers from exposure to the elements, though.

So in 2014, the Architect of the Capitol began a two-year, multi-million dollar renovation to repair cracks, remove lead paint and restore the structure to its original splendor.

When the current renovations started, Congress knew the ambitious project needed to be completed before the 2017 presidential inauguration.

With the scaffolding already coming down, it looks like Congress, for once, will hit its deadline.


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