Lawmakers like these oversized and sometimes garish visual aids because they help them get their point across. The Twitter handle @FloorCharts posts some of the daily highlights, and Roll Call now provides a monthly roundup of the best of the best.
On Feb. 8, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky discussed how much money the government spent on a National Science Foundation study to see if taking selfies makes people happier.
On Jan. 29, Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania gave a one-minute speech about a company within his district cleverly called Kanga Roof.
The company had just held its 10th Holiday Roof Giveaway, in which it gives a new roof to a family in the community.
On Feb. 6, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Democrat, displayed a simple one-word floor chart.
It was a response to President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Democrats committed treason when they did not applaud at his State of the Union.
The tweet was criticized for being out of touch because it touted a $1.50 a week pay raise from the Republicans’ tax plan.
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