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How Trump's Immigration Policy Could Threaten GOP Legislative Agenda Ahead of Midterms
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White House correspondent John T. Bennett analyzes how the Trump administration's policy of separating families crossing the border could impact the appropriations process and other Capitol Hill work this summer....
Ryan: Policy Separating Families at Border Will 'Require Legislative Change'
 

Speaker Paul D. Ryan said he does not support children being separated from their parents when detained at the border. He said that's happening because of a court ruling and noted: "We believe it should be addressed in immigration legislation."...
Watch: Scalise Talks About His Recovery and Return to Baseball
 

Roll Call sat down with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise ahead of the June 14 Congressional Baseball Game to discuss his recovery from the shooting that nearly took his life last year, his love of the national pastime and how an enduring friendship with a fellow Louisiana congressman grew stronger in his darkest hour....
Saying Goodbye to a Media Refuge: The Rayburn Press Room
Undercover Capitol takes you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

Watch: Corker Chastises Fellow Republicans for Blocking His Tariff Amendment
 

In a heated speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, retiring Sen. Bob Corker laid into his fellow Republicans for blocking a vote on an amendment to the defense authorization bill that would require Senate approval of certain executive branch proposals on trade and tariffs. Watch for his remarks, where he said GOP members are afraid to "poke the bear," referring to the president, ahead of the midterm elections....
What to Watch as Trump Heads to Historic North Korea Summit
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John T. Bennett has the latest on relations with North Korea heading into a one-on-one summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Back home, Senate Democrats have a long list of demands for striking a deal that Bennett says could be difficult to meet....
The 4 Speakers (And One President) Behind the Names of the House Office Buildings
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Editor Jason Dick tells the story of the men behind the names of the House office buildings, and how their legacies shaped Congress....
Congress’ Proposals on Opioids Aren’t Keeping Up with Epidemic
Reporter’s Notebook — An executive summary of our biggest stories, from the reporters themselves

Reporter Sandhya Raman discusses her recent report comparing the bills that Congress has drafted so far to combat the opioid crisis and the heart of the epidemic itself. Find out what she found most surprising in her research — such as how many of the proposals are not addressing the newest concern....
Congress Debates Immigration and Appropriations, But Trump's Focused on North Korea and Mueller
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2 Trump Agenda Items to Watch on the Hill After Recess
 

White House correspondent John T. Bennett previews what he’ll be watching at the intersection of the White House and the Hill for the week of June 4....
Bustos Takes the Field to Talk Politics and Upcoming Democratic Stars
Heard on the Hill: The lighter side of Capitol Hill 

Rep. Cheri Bustos plays a key role in the Democratic Party’s midterm strategy, and she’s also a pivotal player in the Congressional women’s softball team. Ahead of the annual game against the DC press corps’ team, Roll Call’s Eric Garcia played some catch with the Illinois Democrat to talk politics....
Growing Pains: A Brief History of the 6 House and Senate Office Buildings
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15 Weeks That Changed America: How Roll Call Reported on the Watergate Hearings
Reporter’s Notebook: An executive summary of Roll Call’s biggest stories, from the reporters themselves

Forty-five years ago, the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities gaveled in, beginning a series of hearings that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. Roll Call data reporters discuss their special report retelling the story of those hearings with previous coverage, video and audio straight from the Russell Building. View the full report here....
Rubio Leads Chorus of Lawmakers Critical of Trump’s Trade Talks With China
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