Nathan Ouellette

From AOC to SNL plenty of laughs served at the 2019 Congressional Dinner
 

The 2019 Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional dinner served up some laughs Wednesday night from guest speakers Reps. Steve Scalise, Cheri Bustos and Daniel Crenshaw. The speakers threw jabs at one another and some of their fellow members, highlighting Crenshaw's breakout SNL appearance, the New Orleans Saints upset loss in the N.F.C championship game and the Green New Deal to name a few....
Trump’s drug trafficking briefing in brief: Watch in 1 minute
 

President Donald Trump’s Wednesday briefing on the drug crisis featured Mike McDaniel, Houston director of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. McDaniels told the room what keeps him up at night “is not the vast amount of drugs being seized [by law enforcement] but the vast amount of drugs coming into our country not being seized.”...
Jay Inslee is running for president, here are some congressional basics
 

Former House member and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched a campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on March 1. Inslee's campaign platform sets climate change as its highest priority. Watch as Roll Call breaks down Inslee's service as a representative from Washington....
Why presidential budget requests are usually dead on arrival, explained
 

President Donald Trump will release parts of his budget request for the coming 2020 fiscal year at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. While the administration will tout the formality as a big deal full of big cuts, the president's request will largely go ignored by Congress when they get to moving on the real federal funding action. Watch as Roll Call explains the budget....
McSally: ‘I felt the system was raping me all over again’
 

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, gave emotional remarks on her personal experience with sexual assault in front of a Senate panel on military sexual assault. McSally, who served in the Air Force from 1988-2010, shared this experience for the first time publicly, calling for change from outside and within the military ranks.

Temporary Protected Status, explained
 

Buzz words like walls, caravans, ports of entry and coyotes swirl around border security talks making it easy to overlook policies like TPS. Watch as Roll Call explains this important area of the immigration and border security debate....
Michael Waltz discusses mission, country and getting things done as a new member of Congress
Meet the New Congress

Rep. Michael Waltz is the newest member from Florida's 6th District, a seat formerly held by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. In a freshman class of firsts, Waltz is a first in his own right — the first Green Beret to serve as a member of Congress. This distinction has informed his mission in Congress. He is focusing on country and getting things done and says veterans have a propensity for cooperation in tough situations....
Six experts tell Senate committee what’s what on data privacy
 

While Michael Cohen and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform ate up most of Wednesday’s news cycle, a panel met before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to discuss data privacy, how U.S. consumers are affected by data breaches and the framework for fixing those threats. The hearing comes as high profile breaches continue to compromise consumer information and companies such as Equifax, Uber, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica continue to sell user data....
Watch: Deutch grills HHS on child abuse allegations
 

The House Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against the Department of Health and Human Services. Representative Ted Deutch engaged in a testy back and forth with Commander Jonathan White over his department's knowledge of the claims....
Quantum computing, deepfakes and machine learning, Oh my!
 

Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee’s Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research Subcommittee, sits down with CQ’s Gopal Ratnam to discuss some of the challenges that U.S. intelligence agencies face from new technologies....
Preview: A behind-the-scenes look at CQ’s 2018 Vote Studies
 

The main determinant of how a member votes is whether their jersey says D or R, according to CQ's annual Vote Studies coming next week. In this video, reporters John T. Bennett, Jon Miller and Ryan Kelly break down how they analyzed the 2018 data, and their key findings for presidential support, party unity and participation. Hear their thoughts on what their predictions are for 2019 — which will be all about 2020....
Bernie Sanders is running for president: Here are some congressional basics
 

On Feb. 19, Sen. Bernie Sanders became the eighth congressional member to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president. The Vermont independent senator enters a crowded and diverse field, this time as a frontrunner, as this will be Sanders's second bid for the presidency....
‘How many more have to die?’: Protesters chant on Hill on Parkland anniversary
 

The organization Gays Against Guns staged a protest at the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday on the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. Capitol police made arrests as protesters chanted, draped in red sheets....