President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be attorney general — Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. — responded to a round of questions from Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., during a hearing on his nomination Tuesday.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence joined Speaker Paul D. Ryan for a GOP leadership news briefing Wednesday, telling reporters that working with Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will be the incoming administration’s “first order of business.” See the video for highlights from Pence and Ryan’s remarks.
Vice President Joe Biden was very much himself Tuesday during the re-enactment of senators’ swear-ins.
Around 55 members of Congress will be leaving the Hill for good (at least for now) at the end of 2016. They include the longest-serving woman in congressional history, two former Peace Corps volunteers and a senator whose race came down to 1,011 votes. Here are some notable facts about just some of these soon-to-be former lawmakers.
The 115th Congress is generally more diverse than the 114th Congress, which effectively came to an end earlier this month. But a few demographic shifts for the new session, set to begin Jan. 3, are notable. Here's a by-the-numbers glance at the differences from Congress to Congress.
Senior Editor David Hawkings and Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano discuss their experience previewing the new Smithsonian museum opening Sept. 24th. In an attempt to manage crowds and a large interest from the public, the museum has issued "timed passes" and many weekday passes are taken through mid-November (you'll have to wait even longer for weekends.) If you can't make it to the museum for awhile, Roll Call has your in with this video.