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‘Mr. President will correct the record:’ Trouble with names, speakers and Roman numerals — Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of May 12, 2019

Workers begin setting up the stage for the annual Memorial Day Concert on the West Front of the Capitol on May 16. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress was abuzz this week with flip phones, mispronunciations and confusion over who’s turn it was to speak.

Karen Bass honors Nipsey Hussle on House floor
 

Socialism through the Republican lens
 

Republicans have long used the congressional floor to step on socialism and warn against its rise in the United States. Questioning Democrats loyalty has been a decades-long GOP strategy.

Bears, Broken Podiums and Poster Malfunctions: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of March 5, 2018

How Congressional Debate Is Supposed to Work (And How It Really Works)
 

Brooks on Cancer Diagnosis: Losing Senate Bid May Have Saved My Life
 

Rep. Mo Brooks announced on the House floor on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer.

McCain: ‘I Have Seen Jeff Flake Stand Up For What He Believes In’

Sen. John McCain paid tribute to his fellow Arizona Republican and “dear friend” Sen. Jeff Flake on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, shortly after Flake announced he would not be running for re-election.

“I have seen Jeff Flake stand up for what he believes in, knowing full well that there would be a political price to pay,” McCain said.

Schumer to Trump: ‘Stop Tweeting, Start Leading’
 

Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer remarked on President Donald Trump’s Twitter feud with Schumer’s Republican colleague Sen. Bob Corker, saying it’s time for the president to “stop tweeting and start leading.” 

McConnell Laments Democratic Stall Tactics to Federal Nominees
 

“In different times, we may have even considered [these nominees] on voice votes,” McConnell said. “But this is where we are.”

McConnell Announces Former Sen. Pete Domenici’s Death on Senate Floor

Former Sen. Pete Domenici died Wednesday morning at age 85, which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced to the Senate chamber.

“He had a long and notable career,” McConnell said. “One that took him from pitching on the baseball diamond, to teaching mathematics at an Albuquerque junior high school, from city politics to the U.S. Senate.”