Senators

‘Embrace the suck,’ Ernst and McSally tell young women considering military
Republican senators reflect on their ‘boot camp’ experience

Republican senators Martha McSally and Joni Ernst share a message for young women considering entering the military. (Sen. Joni Ernst’s Twitter)

Veterans Day is a significant time to honor those who have fought to serve the country. And while Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Martha McSally of Arizona did just that, the two military veterans also took time to address future generations of servicemembers, particularly young women.

In a video posted to Twitter Monday evening, the Republican senators gave advice to young women considering entering basic training, or “boot camp,” which is known to require significant physical and psychological stamina.

Baseballs, Yoda, guitars and more: Here's what's in Doug Jones' office

A baseball signed by President Barack Obama is just one of the many baseballs displayed in Sen. Doug Jones's office. (Hope Howard/CQ Roll Call)

Protesters Shower Dollar Bills on Senate
 

Dollar bills rained onto the Senate floor Wednesday as protesters called on senators to reject a bill relating to labeling products with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director of the Organic Consumers Association, and Adam Eidinger, a local activist and founder of "Occupy Monsanto," dropped more than $2,000 worth of dollar bills onto the floor around 4 p.m. to raise attention about large corporations' influence on the legislation.

Trivia Tuesday
Test your knowledge of Congress

Whose child is next to follow in a political parent's footsteps? (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

We’re thinking of a state that had two father-son pairs of senators — one pair Democrats and the other pair Republicans. In each father-son pair, the son only served one term. Name the state.    

A)  Colorado