Nathan Ouellette

Youth climate strike draws crowd in Trump’s backyard

One week before the Global Climate Strike descends on Washington, several groups including Fridays for Future DC, Youth Climate Strike DC and Zero Hour gathered for a strike of their own. 

Pelosi doesn't want to answer your impeachment questions

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's Thursday press conference had one topic off limits, the one on every reporter's mind: impeachment.

Mark Sanford is running for president, here are some congressional basics

The Republican presidential primary field looks small next to the Democrats, but at least one more player is joining. On Sunday, former South Carolina Governor and Congressman Mark Sanford announced his candidacy.

Welcome back Congress: Protesters swarm House offices

On the first day back in Washington after the August recess, Congress was met by protesters at the Rayburn House Office Building. The series of demonstrations organized by the Center for Popular Democracy centered around immigration, workers' rights, universal health care and notably affordable housing.

Veganism – a touchy Hill subject
We talk to an expert about it

Photos go out every Tuesday on Sen. Roy Blunt’s Instagram account with the hashtag #TuesdayBruceDay.

Ghost town: Capitol Hill edition

August recess is drawing to a close, and we found ourselves wondering just how empty the Capitol is while all the members and staffers are gone.

Why do members of Congress have to gavel in and gavel out during recess?
Roll Call explains the pro forma session

For lawmakers, August recess is a time to meet with constituents and public officials, and spend time with their families. Unless, of course, they have to come back to Washington to preside over twice-weekly pro forma sessions.

Joe Walsh is challenging Donald Trump, here are some congressional basics
Walsh served only one term in Congress as part of the tea party wave of 2010

Former Illinois Republican Representative Joe Walsh took a dive into the presidential pool Sunday by announcing a primary challenge to President Donald Trump.

Congress’ new caucus: Wexton gives agritourism a voice

If you’ve ever enjoyed a winery or brewery tour, you’ve taken part in agritourism.

Why can the Trump administration make changes to the Endangered Species Act?
Trump’s alterations to rules have drawn ire of some members of Congress and environmental groups

The landmark Endangered Species Act suffered a major hit last week when the Trump administration said it would roll back key provisions.

Why the bike lane planned for Louisiana Avenue remains stalled

Downtown Washington, D.C., has a network of bike lanes, but there is there is a glaring gap at Louisiana Avenue near the Capitol.

Trump on bipartisan gun solutions: ‘Open wounds cannot heal if we are divided’

President Donald Trump delivered remarks from the White House Monday, addressing the two mass shootings that occurred in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend.

Cycling toward a brighter future: Blumenauer explains mode-split

Climate change has increasingly become a major talking point in politics and one of the ways we can combat it could lie in how we get around. Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer sat down with CQ Roll Call to discuss what it means to commute on two wheels, reducing the amount of carbon emissions and what a mode-split is.

Watch: Rand Paul's eulogy for the tea party

With the spending caps and debt limit vote near, Sen. Rand Paul stood on the Senate floor Wednesday to declare the death of the tea party while also taking a dig at Democrats. “The difference between the parties are the Democrats are honest,” the Kentucky Republican said. “They don’t care about the debt.”

Lawmakers stick to their scripts during Mueller hearing

Despite all the anticipation ahead of former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s testimony, were any lawmakers really going to change their minds?

Mueller Madness: Check out the Rayburn frenzy at today’s hearing

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller testified Wednesday in one of the most anticipated committee hearings of the decade, and the media and public showed up in full force.

Democrats flex muscles with ‘aggressive’ climate initiative: ‘There's no time to waste.’

With Democrats in control of the House, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled an aggressive plan to address climate change at a news conference Tuesday.