Heard on the Hill

Floor Charts for the Floor Show

Our favorite visual aids from a month of congressional floor-watching

Rep. Mark Takano declared April 26 as International Chart Day. (@FloorCharts screenshot of C-SPAN)

Bunny ears, definitions and big red signs made up the best of floor charts this month. But, more importantly, charts got their own day, which was announced through a ... you guessed it, floor chart. 

The Twitter handle @FloorCharts posts some of the daily highlights, and Roll Call provides a monthly roundup of the best of the best.

On April 26, Democratic Rep. Mark Takano of California officially dubbed April 26 as International Chart Day (and included a shout-out to @FloorCharts into the congressional record).

(Courtesy of @FloorCharts screenshot of C-SPAN)
(@FloorCharts screenshot of C-SPAN)

On May 9, Democratic Sen. Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts brought a simple red sign to the floor to call for a vote on net neutrality. The senator led the charge on the resolution that would effectively bring back net neutrality rules.

The Senate passed a joint resolution that would end  the effort by the Federal Communications Commission to reverse Obama-era regulations on May 16.

(Courtesy of @FloorCharts screenshot of C-SPAN
(@FloorCharts screenshot of C-SPAN

On April 26, Republican Rep. Pete Olson of Texas honored the late first lady Barbara Bush with this old photo of presidents and first ladies. Bush died on April 17.

(Courtesy of @FloorCharts screenshot of C-SPAN)
(@FloorCharts screenshot of C-SPAN)

On April 25, Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina explained what a kangaroo court is to make his plea for the release of Andrew Brunson, an American prisoner in Turkey.

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