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Members of Congress stream down the House steps after the final votes of the week in the Capitol on February 9. On days when members are scheduled to leave or arrive in Washington, the number of members voting by proxy increases.

Thank goodness it’s fly-out day: Proxy voting rises when Congress smells jet fumes

Chairman Derek Kilmer, right, and Vice Chair William R. Timmons IV attend a Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress markup last year.

‘We’re in a hurry’: ModCom makes 23 new recommendations and revisits an old one in 3 minutes flat

Sesha Joi Moon, seen here outside the Capitol in September, is the new director of the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

How to help future staffers find Congress? Show them they belong

Jim Karamanis, left, and Andrew Weber remember the “massive” task of building a new website for Congress. Above, they pose last week in the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building.

Even websites have birthdays: Congress’ just turned 10

Reps. Zoe Lofgren, right, and Liz Cheney saw their proposal to revise the Electoral Count Act speed through the House. But rougher waters are ahead.

Jan. 6 committee-led elections bill passes House, but has an uncertain Senate future

Dean Swihart, husband of the late Rep. Jackie Walorski, plays “Amazing Grace” in Statuary Hall on Tuesday night.

‘Can I play my saxophone?’: Husband to Jackie Walorski performs at lawmakers’ memorial

Senate Rules and Administration Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar and ranking member Roy Blunt announced the panel will take up a bill Sept. 27 to overhaul the Electoral Count Act.

Panels in both chambers to take up presidential elector overhauls

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said overhauling what Congress and the vice president can do when certifying the count of electors will provide voters certainty about their votes in presidential elections.

Bipartisan House bill aims to overhaul electoral count

Chairman Derek Kilmer right, and Rep. Rodney Davis attend the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress in June. Davis said Wednesday he would support creating a modernization subcommittee on the House Administration Committee.

This ‘weird committee’ isn’t calling it quits quite yet

Usually played in June, the Congressional Women’s Softball Game returns Wednesday night. Above, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Andrea Mitchell attend the game last year, held at Watkins Recreation Center in Southeast Washington.

‘One night a year’: Softball game gets personal for Sen. Amy Klobuchar