Before eating lunch at Kenny’s BBQ Smokehouse near Capitol Hill, Maine Sen. Angus King broke down the major points of the ongoing Russia investigation for Roll Call’s senior Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski.
After this month’s shooting in Las Vegas, members of Congress unveiled a proposal to ban bump stocks, a device that transforms rifles to automatic weapons. For a decade, Congress has been voting on gun-focused bills following high-profile mass shootings. Only one piece of legislation passed.
At a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing Thursday, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, D-N.Y., lambasted Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson — and by proxy, his boss President Donald Trump — over the administration’s response to hurricane damage on her native island. She dubbed Trump’s Thursday morning tweets about the island “shameful” and insulting to the American citizens there.
President Donald Trump is the first White House inhabitant in more than a century to not own a pet. Roll Call Audience Engagement Strategist Maite Fernández recently asked our readers what kind of dog Trump should get — a question that stirred up hints of the polarization and partisanship that mirror Washington’s current political climate.