Nathan Ouellette

Far from home: Iowans caucus in DC

Nearly 1,000 miles away from home, Iowans caucused in a basement room of the IBEW building in Washington, D.C.

The District’s first satellite caucus allowed Iowans who otherwise would have to fly to home districts to participate in school gymnasiums or large halls. Caucus-goers included individuals away from home for work and students participating in the process for the first time.

How much does impeachment cost?

Four months — that’s how long Congress has been busy impeaching and trying President Donald Trump, and it all costs money.

The process of investigating and impeaching can rack up a tab but exactly how much and how does such a lengthy process get paid for? Watch as CQ Roll Call examines where Congress finds the dough when a president’s actions are called into question and whether or not you’ll be picking up the tab. 

Publishing is an art at the Government Publishing Office

On the corner of H Street and North Capitol Street sits a brick building housing the Government Publishing Office.

The GPO might be known for publishing and printing important documents like the president’s budget, but the hand binders who work at the GPO are busy behind the scenes adding artful marble trim to some of those publications.

Impeachment continues. But first, a Kobe Bryant prayer

As the Senate geared up for another day of arguments in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, quiet descended on the chamber for the opening prayer — and the chaplain used the moment to remember a basketball titan. “We think about life’s brevity, uncertainty and legacy,” Chaplain Barry Black said as he mourned Kobe Bryant and his daughter, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

Personal stories on display on anniversary of ‘Muslim travel ban’

On the third anniversary of President Donald Trump’s “Muslim travel ban,” Democrats brought advocates to speak in support of a bill that would limit his ability to restrict travel from some Muslim countries. 

The legislation introduced in the House is called the NO BAN Act and is supported by senators including Democratic Sens. Richard J. Durbin, of Illinois and Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut. Monday’s event gave individuals affected by the travel ban an opportunity to share their stories and how it impacts their communities.

Impeachment an ‘erosion of rule of law,’ claim state attorneys general

Five state attorneys general addressed the media Wednesday, flanked by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., to issue a “friend of the Senate brief,” asking the Senate to reject the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Managing impeachment: Sensenbrenner’s seen it before
Wisconsin Republican was an impeachment manager in Clinton trial

The opening arguments for President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial took 2½ days. Rep. Henry Hyde needed his opening arguments to be shorter in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.

Forget impeachment, Sensenbrenner's got something else on his mind

Impeachment might be the hottest topic on the Hill, but Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is preparing for another epic clash on the horizon — the NFC Championship matchup between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. 

Authorizing conflict: AUMF and Congress explained

The United States hasn’t officially declared war since World War II. Instead, conflicts such as the Vietnam War, The Gulf War and the War on Terror are initiated courtesy of an Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF

Watch as CQ Roll Call’s Foreign Policy reporter Rachel Oswald explains AUMF, how it’s used and the implications behind President Donald Trump’s recent military actions against Iran.

Relive impeachment week from behind the scenes on Capitol Hill

The House voted to impeach President Donald Trump this week. 

The chamber's inquiry that was launched Sept. 24 came to a close Wednesday on a largely party-line vote in the House. CQ Roll Call has covered it from the start. 

'Tis the season to be SALT-y: Explaining the SALT deduction cap

SALT: It's more than just a way to add flavor to food or de-ice roads. The GOP tax overhaul in 2017 placed a $10,000 dollar cap on the amount of state and local taxes individuals and joint filers can deduct from their state and local taxes, or SALT. This impacts residents of states with high income and sales taxes such as New Jersey, New York, Texas and California.

Don’t know which candidate is stronger? We have a metric for that

Sometimes it’s difficult to discern the strength of a particular candidate running for election, especially when political pundits bandy data and metrics back and forth. 

Luckily, we have a metric for that. 

The new way prosecutors are using an old act
And how it's affecting drug CEOs

As the effects of the opioid crisis are felt across the country, federal prosecutors are taking action and prosecuting CEOs of pharmaceutical companies. The Controlled Substance Act is one of their most novel weapons. 

How we got here: Hoyer discusses DACA's path to the Supreme Court

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who has been a visible advocate for DACA recipients, sat down with CQ Roll Call to walk through President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), his own role and the course he hopes Congress will chart in the wake of the court's ruling.

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Nov. 12 on efforts to repeal DACA and whether or not the Trump Administration's action was lawful. 

Health care workers could deny abortions under this Trump administration rule
‘Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health’ has been held up in courts

“Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health” is a controversial rule that may be held up in the courts right now but could be appealed by the Trump administration any day. The rule expands who is defined as a health care worker, and could lead to more patients being denied an abortion or other procedure if the worker believes it violates their own religious or moral beliefs.

Woof, impeachment hearings are stressful. We have a solution

Donald Trump's alleged misdeeds with Ukraine are front and center on Capitol Hill today as Congress holds its first public impeachment inquiry hearing.  So, Heard on the Hill decided to make a ruff day better with a trio of therapy dogs stationed just one office building away.

If members can't be impeached, how are they disciplined?

President Donald Trump's alleged misdeeds have seized headlines recently with the impeachment inquiry in full swing.

Privacy, one roadblock to government funding

It was clear representatives from the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice didn’t do their homework before appearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Who let the dogs out? Tillis organizes Halloween dog parade

The house may seem divided on official impeachment rules, but that didn't "paws" the Halloween festivities outside the Dirksen office of Sen. Thom Tillis.

The North Carolina Republican organized what he called the Bipawtisan Dog Costume Parade, traveling from the Dirksen Senate Office Building to the Hart atrium.

Boeing CEO grilled over 737 crashes

Boeing President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg appeared before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Tuesday.