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Mo Brooks Stands By Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race
Brooks thinks the Senate needs Moore’s vote

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks isn’t backing away from Roy Moore. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks is standing by GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, arguing that the Senate needs Moore’s vote. 

“There are major issues facing the United States of America — deficit and debt that can lead to insolvency and bankruptcy, funding for national security, border security, abortion, appointment of Supreme Court justices. Doug Jones will vote wrong on each of those issues,” Brooks said Monday night after House votes. “Roy Moore will vote right; that’s why I’m voting for Roy Moore.”

Word on the Hill: Capitol Hill Reality Show Casting Call
Congressional tennis roster update and brunch plans

A reality show is seeking staffers from both parties. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

There’s a casting call next week for Capitol Hill staffers for a new reality show about working in Congress.

The posting on Brad Traverse Jobs reads: 

Brooks ‘Very Much’ Weighing Challenge to Strange
Alabama congressman

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said the time he’d have to spend away from family is a “big factor” in his consideration of running for the Senate. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said he is “very much” considering a challenge to Sen. Luther Strange in the state’s Republican primary.

"We are very much exploring it as a possibility," Brooks told the Montgomery Advertiser.

Byrne and Aderholt Pass on Alabama Senate Race
Join Alabama Republican House colleagues in not challenging Luther Strange

Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., said he would focus on protecting his district’s priorities in the House. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Alabama Reps. Bradley Byrne and Robert B. Aderholt both announced they will not challenge Sen. Luther Strange in a Republican senate primary this year.

Byrne said Monday he will be focused on protecting district priorities like the Littoral Combat Ship program and securing money for the Interstate 10 bridge project, AL.com reported.

Meet Alabama’s New Senator: Luther Strange
Alabama governor appoints state attorney general to fill Sessions’ seat

Alabama’s Luther Strange, seen here testifying on Capitol Hill in 2014 on gun control proposals, replaces Jeff Sessions in the Senate. (Molly Riley/AP file photo)

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed state Attorney General Luther Strange to fill the Senate seat of Jeff Sessions, whom the Senate confirmed as U.S. attorney general Wednesday night. 

“Alabama has surely been well represented by Sen. Sessions, and I am confident Sen. Strange will serve as a fine representative for our people,” the governor said in a Thursday morning statement.

Alabama Governor Narrows Search for Sessions Replacement
The search is down to six, including Aderholt

Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., is one of six choices to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has narrowed the search for Sen. Jeff Sessions′ replacement as he is likely to be confirmed to the next Attorney General.

According to the Decatur Daily, among the potential replacements are Rep. Robert B. Aderholt; Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs director Jim Bayard; former state Rep. Perry Hooper Jr.; state Sen. Del Marsh; state Rep. Connie Rowe and Attorney General Luther Strange.

Frelinghuysen Poised to Take the Gavel of House Appropriations
Committee that will fund major Trump proposals set for centrist chairman

Mild-mannered New Jersey Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen has largely avoided attention through two decades in Congress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The last time Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen popped into the spotlight was when the congressman — 61 at the time — chased down a 19-year-old pickpocket who’d mugged him in Georgetown, and held the thief until the police arrived.

Now the low-key centrist Republican from northern New Jersey is expected to become the next chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee at a golden moment for the GOP, with unified control of Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade.

Who’s Lining Up for Sessions’ Seat?
Three Alabama congressmen say they’re in the running

Rep. Mo Brooks is among three congressmen in the running to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Three members of Congress are among those hoping to be nominated to replace Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general.

Reps. Mo Brooks, Michael D. Rogers and Robert Aderholt all said they would serve if appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley and will run in a special election, likely in 2018, to fill the seat. State Sens. Del Marsh and Arthur Orr also want to be considered for the appointment and will run in the special election, AL.com reported.

Sessions’ Nomination Sets Off Political Jockeying for Alabama Senate Seat
Governor was scheduled to meet with congressional delegation Friday

Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt had already asked his state’s governor to appoint him to a possible vacant Senate seat, should Sen. Jeff Sessions accept a Cabinet position. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general has the Yellowhammer State’s politicians eyeing their next moves. 

Sessions’ selection wasn’t unexpected. As one of Trump’s earliest and most vocal defenders on Capitol Hill, he had long been mentioned as a top pick for various Cabinet positions. That speculation set off plenty of angling among the state’s GOP politicos before Friday’s announcement. 

Will Pence Be Trump's Key to Capitol Hill?
The vice president-elect has congressional chops

Speaker Paul Ryan, left, met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Day Two of Donald Trump’s presidential transition brought the president-elect and his running mate Mike Pence to Capitol Hill. It’s almost certain to be a frequent haunt for the former six-term congressman and current governor of Indiana.

Trump and Pence both sat down with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday afternoon, in the leaders’ first face-to-face meeting since Trump’s stunning win on Tuesday.