116th Congress

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Does your member of Congress like pumpkin spice lattes?

Heard on the Hill hands out samples of pumpkin spice lattes to members after votes. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

It's fall and you know what that means — the return of pumpkin spice lattes.

‘We have been scorned’: Democratic Women’s Caucus lays out agenda
U.S. maternal mortality rate is a top concern

Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley had a few choice words to share at a Tuesday event for the Democratic Women’s Caucus. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned — well, we have been scorned,” Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley said Tuesday, lending a little sass to  the Democratic Women’s Caucus news conference to roll out its policy agenda.

Formally launched this spring, the caucus laid out plans for the 116th Congress that focus on economic opportunity, safety and freedom from violence, equality, access to health care, supporting women in the military and veterans, and empowering women across the globe.

House Democrats launch impeachment inquiry; how would impeachment work?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus about an impeachment inquiry of President Trump in the Capitol on Tuesday, September 24 2019. (Tom William/CQ Roll Call)

After months of sidestepping, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially opened the doors to the impeachment process after details surfaced over a whistleblower complaint regarding President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Bowser and Norton hope 2019 is the year for D.C. statehood

Mayor Muriel Bowser, rides a bus to a rally on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, with 51 military veterans ahead of this week’s House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on a bill that would make D.C. the 51st state, on Monday, September 16, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

D.C. residents, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., held a statehood march Monday to ask Congress to make Washington the 51st state in the union. Ahead of a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Thursday on the matter, Bowser and Norton rode a statehood-themed bus with a delegation of military veterans. They also switched many of Pennsylvania Ave.'s flags to American flags with 51 stars.

Pelosi doesn't want to answer your impeachment questions

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference in the Capitol to call on the Senate to vote on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act on Monday, September 9, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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

Have it your way: Eat Brgz makes patties personal

Brandon Gaynor, owner of Eat Brgz, plates a burger for CQ Roll Call's Heard on the Hill Reporter, Kathryn Lyons. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

Welcome back Congress: Protesters swarm House offices

A series of demonstrations organized by the Center for Popular Democracy centered around immigration, workers' rights, universal health care and notably affordable housing led activists to some Republican members' offices to issue ‘eviction’ notices. The demonstration is part of the launch of the Home to Thrive Campaign to fight what they say is a national housing crisis. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

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

Bruce, Sen. Roy Blunt’s bearded dragon, poses for a picture in Russell Building last week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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

Lawmakers return to Washington, here’s what to expect

Don't know what to expect when lawmakers return from recess? CQ Roll Call has you covered. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)