This photo from our archives is from five years ago showing House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, and his wife Jennifer, walking through the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Sept. 28, 2017 — his first day back to the Hill after being injured in the shooting at the Republican baseball practice on June 14, 2017. The post Wayback Wednesday | Scalise returns appeared first on Roll Call.
Supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an Iranian opposition group, attend a rally outside the House Cannon Office Building on Wednesday to support protests in the Islamic republic that followed the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who was detained by the nation’s morality police over her head scarf. The post Capitol Lens | A call for solidarity appeared first on Roll Call.
President Joe Biden told several hundred people Wednesday that he envisions a U.S. with fewer deaths from diet-related diseases and parents better able to put food on the table. “In America no child should go to bed hungry. No parent should die of disease that can be prevented,” said Biden, who opened the daylong White […] The post At conference short on GOP voices, Biden says US can end hunger appeared first on Roll Call.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell prefers to work behind the scenes. Rick Scott, chairman of Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, is an outspoken and outgoing salesman for the GOP. Like with Neil Simon’s “Odd Couple” — Felix the neat freak and Oscar the slob — we ask: Can these two men live together without driving each other […] The post Mitch and Rick: The GOP’s ‘Odd Couple’ appeared first on Roll Call.
TAIPEI — As the Senate contemplates sending large sums of security assistance to Taiwan, independent defense analysts here are urging U.S. lawmakers to maximize their leverage at a sensitive time in cross-strait relations. They want Congress to convince Taiwanese officials to enact a series of defense overhauls — from increased civilian oversight of the Defense […] The post Taiwan’s military needs overhaul amid China threat, critics say appeared first on Roll Call.
A bipartisan Senate duo is still working to pass a bill to overhaul insulin prices, but the outlook is complicated by the messy drug pricing system, politics and a busy congressional calendar. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, are working to update a draft bill that would cap consumer copays for insulin in […] The post Lawmakers eye lame duck for unfinished business on insulin appeared first on Roll Call.
It must be near the end of a pivotal fundraising quarter, because Ohio Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Tim Ryan is “freaking out.” Colorado’s GOP Senate nominee, Joe O’Dea, is offering to “personally 1,400% MATCH” select campaign donations. Lawmakers and challengers are planning a fundraising blitz ahead of Friday’s quarterly deadline, the last big one before […] The post Lawmakers, challengers plan fundraising blitz ahead of Friday deadline appeared first on Roll Call.
Despite the apparent death of Sen. Joe Manchin III’s permit overhaul legislation before it even got a vote, there are bipartisan ingredients that could be blended into a bill to change how large construction projects such as power lines and highways are greenlighted in America. Republicans often view a permitting overhaul as a way to […] The post With Manchin’s bill aside, other permitting proposals await appeared first on Roll Call.
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The path to averting a partial government shutdown by Friday night just became a little easier to see after a key procedural vote in the Senate showed broad bipartisan support for a temporary spending bill. The Senate voted 72-23 Tuesday to end debate on the motion to proceed to the continuing resolution, after top Democrats […] The post Stopgap funding measure advances after permitting concession appeared first on Roll Call.