Nathan Ouellette

How does Mike Gallagher fuel up for the ACLI Capital Challenge? He doesn’t

The ACLI Capital Challenge ran for its 38th year Wednesday as members of Congress, the judiciary and executive branch, and the media came together for an early morning jaunt through Anacostia Park.

Seth Moulton is running for president, here are some congressional basics
Eye on 2020

Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, a Marine veteran from Massachusetts, is vying for the Democratic presidential nomination with a campaign that vows to challenge the Washington establishment. Moulton is known for his unsuccessful push to unseat Speaker Read more...
Michael Bennet is running for president, here are some congressional basics
Eye on 2020

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet's announcement that he's running for president makes him the 21st Democrat and the 11th sitting member of Congress to vie for the nomination. Bennet, who was recently given a clean bill of health after surgery for prostate cancer, is making health care a central issue of his campaign. He cites his opposition to GOP efforts to roll back the 2010 health care law as a motivation for running.

What is jawboning, explained
Fintech Beat

The act of regulation through informal methods such as speeches and letters — also known as jawboning — is used often in creating policy. Chris Brummer explains why it’s of particular importance to financial technology regulation....
Feeding the nerds: Where does the WHCD food come from?
 

The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is often remembered for the celebrity and power in the room, and the entertainment that hosts provide. But what about the food? CQ Roll Call's Heard on the Hill reporter Kathryn Lyons pulls back the curtain on how the edible arrangements that feed Washington’s nerd corps make it to the plates they’re served on....
4 fintech regulation issues to keep an eye on in the U.S. and abroad
 

The regulation of financial technology is complex and expanding to cover more aspects of our lives, just like the technology itself. Watch as Fintech Beat's Chris Brummer explains four important regulation issues you should keep an eye on in the near term....
2020 Democrats at labor event can’t stop talking jobs
 

A host of Democratic presidential candidates spoke Wednesday on the second day of the North America's Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference. Their message was clear: jobs, jobs, jobs. NABTU supports strong labor laws and workforce development. Each candidate, from John Hickenlooper to Eric Swalwell, made sure to emphasize the importance of America's working class — a demographic that was key to President Donald Trump’s 2016 win....
Barr on Mueller memo: ‘The letter speaks for itself’
 

Attorney General William Barr met before the House Committee on Appropriations Tuesday to discuss President Trump's fiscal year 2020 budget. Committee Democrats, however, used Barr's appearance to grill the attorney general on his four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. They also asked about when and how much of the full report would be released....
Beto O'Rourke is running for president, here are some congressional basics
 

After months of will-he, won't-he speculation, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke has finally jumped into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination....
What if we switch to a single-payer health care system? 
 

Leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are pushing for universal health care, but switching our current system would be a difficult feat. What would have to transpire if the government were to make the switch? Watch as Roll Call explains this seemingly herculean task.

What is congressional recess? Explaining time off in the House and Senate
 

Both chambers are on recess this week and have about 15 planned each calendar year. While that may look like a lot of time off, members' time away from Washington doesn't mean fun in the sun and poolside rest and relaxation. Watch as Roll Call explains what your elected officials are doing when away from the Capitol....
From AOC to SNL plenty of laughs served at the 2019 Congressional Dinner
 

The 2019 Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional dinner served up some laughs Wednesday night from guest speakers Reps. Steve Scalise, Cheri Bustos and Daniel Crenshaw. The speakers threw jabs at one another and some of their fellow members, highlighting Crenshaw's breakout SNL appearance, the New Orleans Saints upset loss in the N.F.C championship game and the Green New Deal to name a few....
Trump’s drug trafficking briefing in brief: Watch in 1 minute
 

President Donald Trump’s Wednesday briefing on the drug crisis featured Mike McDaniel, Houston director of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. McDaniels told the room what keeps him up at night “is not the vast amount of drugs being seized [by law enforcement] but the vast amount of drugs coming into our country not being seized.”...
Jay Inslee is running for president, here are some congressional basics
 

Former House member and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched a campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on March 1. Inslee's campaign platform sets climate change as its highest priority. Watch as Roll Call breaks down Inslee's service as a representative from Washington....