Take 5

Heard on the Hill This Week: Poodle Emergency and McConnell’s Dinner Plans

It’s been a long week on the Hill, but no one has had a more “ruff” go of it than Rep. Mark Meadows’ poodle Jolie, who had a minor puppy emergency and had to be tended to by former veterinarian Rep. Ralph Abraham. Watch the video for more from Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano, plus special guest Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski on his “Take 5” interview with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Heard on the Hill This Week: Twerking and Tom Carper's Favorite Team

Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano sums up a week out-and-about in the district, from a dancing protest outside Capitol Hill office buildings to a military service honoring a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots in Arlington.

Take 5: Sen. Dean Heller
How sweeping floors triggered a lasting love of sports

Sen. Dean Heller in front of the many keepsakes displayed in his Hart Building office (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.  

This week, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., talks about automotive racing, playing and watching sports and packing horses in the Sierra Mountains.