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Who’s the guy in the background of all those Capitol Hill TV hits?
Undercover Capitol: taking you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

He was a Cherokee, a cowboy, an actor and a political commentator. He was born in 1879, but he’s in the background of a handful of Capitol Hill TV news hits every day. 

He’s Will Rogers, Oklahoma’s favorite son. And his statue sits between the House floor and Statuary Hall in one of the few Capitol rooms where TV cameras can regularly shoot interviews. CQ Roll Call’s Jason Dick spoke with Oklahoma Republican Rep. Tom Cole about the ‘Old Country Boy’ himself, a Native American multimedia icon whose celebrity star still shines on Capitol Hill.

Is Artificial Intelligence the final frontier? Probably not

Watch CQ Roll Call’s senior writers Gopal Ratnam and Kate Ackley dispel some common misconceptions about artificial intelligence.

Yes, you can ride in a bow tie, and other lessons from Bike to Work Day
Rep. Earl Blumenauer joined packs of cyclists for the annual commute and free T-shirt frenzy

We caught up with Rep. Earl Blumenauer as he whizzed down the street during his Friday commute to Capitol Hill.

(And by “we” I mean my colleague and cycling enthusiast Ed Felker, who puts the pedal to the pavement rain or shine and kindly wore a GoPro for the occasion.)

2 minutes with CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo
Fintech Beat's Chris Brummer talks blockchain, derivatives and Hollywood

Watch Fintech Beat co-founder Chris Brummer take two minutes for a fintech hot take with the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Christopher Giancarlo. ...
What is jawboning, explained
Fintech Beat

The act of regulation through informal methods such as speeches and letters — also known as jawboning — is used often in creating policy. Chris Brummer explains why it’s of particular importance to financial technology regulation....
Trump on Mueller report: 'Nothing wrong with firing him'

President Donald Trump stopped by the cameras on his way to Marine One on Friday. The always quotable POTUS discussed a range of topics including special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, fresh-to-the-campaign Joe Biden, and the appropriate age to run for president....
4 fintech regulation issues to keep an eye on in the U.S. and abroad

The regulation of financial technology is complex and expanding to cover more aspects of our lives, just like the technology itself. Watch as Fintech Beat's Chris Brummer explains four important regulation issues you should keep an eye on in the near term....
Karen Bass honors Nipsey Hussle on House floor

Rep. Karen Bass spoke on the House floor Wednesday to honor Grammy-nominated rapper and South Los Angeles advocate Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed in front of his clothing store....
Lieu: ‘Of all the people that Republicans could have selected, they pick Candace Owens’

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism. Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu took a moment to play a clip of controversial remarks on Adolf Hitler made by conservative commentator Candace Owens, who testified before the panel.

Climate debate heats up Oversight Committee

“Mr. Chairman,” said former Secretary of State John Kerry in front of the committee, “this is just not a serious conversation.”

Financial technology is changing how we do business, and regulators are trying to catch up
Fintech Beat

Whether you’re paying a friend for drinks on Venmo or logging in to your online banking, you’ve probably engaged with fintech.

Final Four video takes nearly four takes

Rep. Jodey C. Arrington tried several times Wednesday to cheer Texas Tech on to victory against Michigan State in their Final Four match up....
Despite Trump’s criticism of NATO, chief gets multiple standing ovations in rare speech to Congress

“The NATO alliance is not only the longest lasting alliance in history. It is the most successful alliance in history,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, before members of Congress stood up to give him a third standing ovation.Despite current tension between U.S. and fellow NATO member Turkey, Stoltenberg’s remarks were met with enthusiasm on Congress’ most high-profile stage....
Subpoena scuffle divides Oversight committee

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Tuesday authorized Chairman Elijah Cummings to issue a subpoena for White House Personnel Security Director Carl Kline. The 22-to-15 party-line vote enables the committee to summon Kline to testify about its probe into the Trump administration's security clearance process. The subpoena was authorized along with those for Attorney General William Barr, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Gore, who...
Trump’s Great Lakes backtrack

Thursday night, less than a month after proposing to slash 90 percent of the Great Lakes preservation program budget, President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in Michigan that he would support “full funding” for the program....
A debate over Nazis and socialism broke out in House Judiciary

A contentious debate over equating socialists with Nazis opened up during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday.

What if we switch to a single-payer health care system? 

Leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are pushing for universal health care, but switching our current system would be a difficult feat. What would have to transpire if the government were to make the switch? Watch as Roll Call explains this seemingly herculean task.

A year later, how Congress is spending school safety grants 

Last March, Congress designated nearly $1 billion for school safety funds, which started going out as grants this fall. CQ's legal affairs reporter, Todd Ruger, took a closer look at how the money is being distributed one year later....
Trump: McCain got the funeral he wanted, and I ‘didn't get a thank you’

President Donald Trump spoke to plant workers about manufacturing jobs in Lima, Ohio on Wednesday but the topic turned from the economy to, among other things, former Sen. John McCain’s funeral. Trump had tweeted criticism of the late Republican senator on Sunday, and told reporters he "was never a fan" of McCain during remarks in the Oval Office on Tuesday....
Hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women brings tears to Haaland’s eyes

Rep. Deb Haaland got emotional while questioning a witness at a hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women Thursday. Choking back tears, Haaland asked North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo about a garment she presented during her testimony that was handmade to represent members of indigenous groups who were missing or murdered.