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A GOP sea change on climate? Not quite
 

The GOP has long been known as the party of climate change denial, but some Republican lawmakers have been coming around to the idea that climate change is caused by human activity.

“I don’t think it’s a sign of weakness to evaluate new science, new information and new tech, and come to different conclusions,” said Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, one of a handful of Republican lawmakers hoping to push their party in the direction of addressing climate change.

Barr on Mueller report ahead of release: ‘No collusion’
 

Attorney General William P. Barr said at a press briefing Thursday morning that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report found no collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian operatives. This declaration echoes the statements Barr made in a March 24 letter to members of Congress that many Democrats criticized, demanding instead to see the full report.

Joe Biden eulogizes friend and Senate partner Fritz Hollings
 

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke at the funeral service for former Sen. Ernest Frederick “Fritz” Hollings at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, on Tuesday.

Banging gravel, pseudoscience and texts from mom: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of April 8, 2019

The House had a short week on the Hill due to the Democratic legislative retreat, but that didn’t stop several committee hearings from going off the rails. Squabbles erupted about political science degrees being pseudoscience, and a witness needing to leave for a planned meeting. Meanwhile in the Senate, Sen. Edward J. Markey busted out his Wheel of Fortune impression to roast Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Sen. Debbie Stabenow got snubbed on the floor.

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Markey spins the ‘Wheel of Giveaways’ in opposition to Bernhardt’s confirmation
 

It wasn’t the first colorful protest of acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s confirmation this week, but Sen. Edward J. Markey’s “Wheel of Giveaways” surely caught some eyes on the Senate floor nonetheless.

Swamp monsters return to the Hill to protest Interior secretary nominee
 

There has been an uptick in monster sightings on Capitol Hill in recent weeks. Protesters from Public Citizen, a liberal think tank, and Clean Water Action, an environmental advocacy group, wore in swamp creature masks on various occasions to protest the nomination of acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

“Donald Trump often talked about wanting to drain the swamp, but really with a choice like David Bernhardt he is filling D.C. with more swamp monsters,” Madeline Page, a campaign coordinator with Public Citizen, told Roll Call.

Karen Bass honors Nipsey Hussle on House floor
 

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.

Tina Smith pays tribute to Heard on the Hill in annual Minnesota hotdish competition
Heard on the Hill

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.”