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Rep. Anthony D'Esposito leaves a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on Sept. 19.

How Anthony D’Esposito went from cop to GOP congressman in a Biden district

As senators picked their camps — comfort or decorum — Sen. John Fetterman weighed in. Above, Fetterman is seen at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Senate dress code spat continues: Avoid a shutdown and I’ll wear a suit, Fetterman says

Georgetown medical student Perry Diaz speaks during a naloxone training offered to congressional staffers by the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force on Wednesday.

Congressional aides learn how to provide overdose aid

“So much of the story of West Michigan ... is people feeling like they didn’t leave the Republican Party, but the Republican Party left them,” says Democratic Rep. Hillary Scholten, seen here in her D.C. office in July.

For Hillary Scholten, faith (and Jerry Ford) led the way to Congress

Despite what the header says, these are six AI-generated images used in a campaign attack ad by Never Back Down PAC.

AI deepfakes in campaigns may be detectable, but will it matter?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would support a ban on stock trading by members of Congress and would eliminate members' pensions.

DeSantis says he sold all stocks; House disclosures show otherwise

A tour bus with an advertisement for a stress relief supplement drives on North Capitol Street in Washington on Wednesday. Congress is once again set to take its annual August break.

The real reason Congress leaves Washington every August

Rep. Wiley Nickel, D-N.C., began his career as an advance staffer, which meant he was traveling “all the time.”

What a long strange trip it’s been for Rep. Wiley Nickel

Rep. George Santos reports few results when it comes to constituent casework with the IRS. The New York Republican pleaded not guilty to 13 federal charges earlier this year.

Santos off to slow start on constituent casework

Pedro Martinez, right, calls for the release of his son, Eyvin Hernandez, at a rally at the Capitol on Tuesday alongside Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, D-Calif.

Friends of lawyer detained in Venezuela rally at Capitol for his release, beg Biden to intercede 

Elon Musk’s Twitter faces a new rival in Meta’s Threads, and communications staffers on Capitol Hill are paying attention.

Can Threads replace Twitter as Washington’s political watercooler? 

Rep. Marc Molinaro attends a hearing in February. The Republican from New York got an early start in politics.

How Marc Molinaro went from teenage mayor to key vote in Congress

Virginia Republican Rep. Jen Kiggans is interviewed by CQ Roll Call in her Longworth Building office.

Being a lawmaker is the latest leap for career-hopping Kiggans

House Democrats speak in front of the Supreme Court following the decision overturning Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.

Women’s interest in entering politics surged after Dobbs. So why aren’t they running?

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

Senate Democrats offer resolution to let staff organize

"We commend the courageous congressional staff," seeking to unionize, said Taylor J. Swift, senior policy adviser at Demand Progress.

In a first, House Education and the Workforce panel’s Democratic staffers look to unionize

Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, hits the ball during Congressional Baseball Game at National Park in Washington on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.

Owning the libs: GOP routs Dems at Congressional Baseball Game

Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., holds the Roll Call Trophy at Nationals Park on July 14, 2011 after Democrats won the 50th Annual Congressional Baseball Game.

Retired Reps. Mike Doyle, Kevin Brady win their greatest elections yet — into the Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame

Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., a former amateur car racer, co-chairs both the Congressional Motorsports and Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports caucuses.

Estuaries? Pickleball? Rum? There’s a congressional caucus for practically everything

Senators and staff pose for a picture to mark National Seersucker Day in the Ohio Clock Corridor of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Senators include Cindy Hyde-Smith, Shelley Moore Capito, Dianne Feinstein, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Roger Marshall, Maggie Hassan, Deb Fischer, Eric Schmitt, Amy Klobuchar, Raphael Warnock, Roger Wicker, and Bill Cassidy.

Sartorially savvy senators and staff select seersucker as the smart summertime suit

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., poses in her office in the Cannon House Office Building.

How Abigail Spanberger represents Frontline Democrats on leadership

Philip Bennett speaks during a July 2022 news conference on union organizing at the U.S. Capitol.

Young, educated and unionized: Hill staffers at vanguard of white-collar labor movement

New York Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke has introduced legislation to regulate AI.

AI could sway the 2024 elections, campaign pros say — but not like you think

Rep. Stephanie Bice, R-Okla.

Bice ponders family leave bill as she juggles multiple priorities

House Appropriations ranking member Rosa DeLauro says Republicans’ appropriations process hasn’t been clear enough.

Legislative Branch bill advanced to full Appropriations panel

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas

The GOP wants you* to quit your job

Philip Bennett, outgoing president of the Congressional Workers Union, praised the efforts of organizers who were able to take the effort "to the next level."

After a year of organizing, staff union leaders look ahead to collective bargaining

DSCC Vice Chair Tina Smith has high hopes, even for the race in Texas

ChatGPT is one tool congressional staffers may be using more of in the future

Promise or peril? AI may offer both to congressional staff

 Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., is seen in his office in the Hart Senate Office Building on March 16.

DSCC Vice Chair Alex Padilla on the 2024 election, immigration and the worst rule in baseball

UNITED STATES - MARCH 1: Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., is interviewed by CQ Roll Call in his Rayburn Building office on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Democrat Cartwright advises GOP to tame the ‘crazies’

Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vt.

Peter Welch on being the Senate’s (old) new guy, dairy, and how Dems like him win rural voters

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., introduced 521 bills in one day, but a congressional expert says it's unlikely any of the bills will see the House floor.

Go Biggs or go home: Arizona Republican sponsors 521 bills in a day

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., put up this sign after Rep. Marie Newman, D-Ill., put up a pro transgender rights flag across the hallway in 2020.

Republicans’ fixation on trans issues could backfire, pollsters say

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., chairman of Energy and Commerce's Innovation, Data and Commerce Subcommittee.

Support for national NIL standard for athletes cuts across party lines

From left, Kyle Parker, Steven Moore and two members of the Georgian Legion in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Oct. 9, 2022.

When Russia invaded, this former House staffer rushed to Ukraine

“The reality is, the last eight substantial fiscal reforms we’ve had in this country have come about because of debt ceiling negotiations,” Rep. Dusty Johnson says.

From lens of GOP’s Main Street to the bipartisan Problem Solvers, Johnson sees solutions

If former President Donald Trump did go to trial, it would probably knock him off the campaign trail for the trial's duration.  

Indictment would be unlikely to divert Trump from campaign to courthouse

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., participates in the House Republicans’ press conference following their caucus meeting in the Capitol on in January.

New Majority Whip Tom Emmer is here to listen to colleagues, not bully them

The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights reported 14 offices had filed union petitions last year.

House Republicans’ attempt to block staffer unions may have missed mark 

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., voluntarily recognized his staff's efforts to unionize.

With voluntary recognition, Ed Markey’s staff will be the first in the Senate to unionize

Rep. Tom Emmer, seen here watching the action at a past event, says he's enjoying team Lawmakers' winning streak.

Lawmakers and lobbyists to face off at Congressional Hockey Challenge 

Unite Here union members protest outside Senate office buildings in support of cafeteria workers last year.

House cafeteria workers eyeing pickets, walkouts if contract talks sour

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., speaks during a bill enrollment ceremony on Dec. 8, 2022.

Rep. David Cicilline to resign from Congress

A sign on the outskirts of Roswell, N.M., welcomes visitors in 2020. The military's downing of several unidentified objects has swamped the news of late.

Why Washington is crazy for Chinese balloons and UFOs

Last year, the Congressional Workers Union made inroads in the House. Now they’re eyeing the Senate. Above, CWU President Philip Bennett speaks at a press conference in July.

Unionize the Senate, staffers urge

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., talk before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address in the House chamber Tuesday.

The State of the Union is … saucy!

Republicans react to President Joe Biden’s speech on Tuesday night.

Biden’s State of the Union turns into a rowdy back-and-forth

“That year was intense,” says Aubrey Stuber of her time in Officer Candidate School. An aide to Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Stuber is the rare Hill staffer who also serves in the National Guard.

This Hill staffer also serves in the National Guard

“What are the institutions in our country that are consistently blocking the will of the majority of the American people?” asks Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill. “The Senate, the Electoral College and the Supreme Court.”

Majority rules? This Democrat wants to talk about anti-majoritarian bias