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Words Are Hard: Congressional Hits and Misses

Week of Sept. 17, 2018

There are a total of 535 seats in Congress, which means 535 names that lawmakers have to remember and pronounce. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. The House was in recess this week and the Senate gaveled out early, so instead of the usual week-in-review, Hits and Misses is looking back at some of the best name-flubs — and overall mispronunciations — of the year so far.

Thumbnail photo: Capitol workers try to fix a mechanical issue on one of the Russell Senate subway cars on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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