Heard on the Hill

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Around the Capitol

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Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, wasn’t mincing words in his response to President Donald Trump’s assertion that the attack on a mosque in Egypt justified building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. And some of the best ones are those that we come across while reporting the big ones.

There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Send tips, clips & whatever hot goss you’ve got to HOH@rollcall.com, tweet at us at @HeardontheHill or send them directly to Alex Gangitano, our Heard on the Hill reporter, at AlexGangitano@rollcall.com.

Here’s the word on the Hill for today:

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