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Jeff Sessions Welcomes 10th Grandchild

Sen. Jeff Sessions gets a thumbs up from Sen. Richard Blumenthal after Sessions' announcement. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

A very bright-eyed and giddy Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., announced the birth of his 10th grandchild during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.  

Born at 10:30 a.m., Nicholas Montgomery Sessions is the fourth child of the senator's son Sam and his wife Angela. The couple lives in Birmingham, Ala.  

Rep. Castro Welcomes Baby Boy

(Photo courtesy of Castro's Twitter account.)

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and his wife, Anna Flores, welcomed a new son, Roman Victor Castro, this week.  

The baby was born on Tuesday Castro’s district in San Antonio, weighing in at 7.5 pounds and 20.25 inches long. Roman is the couple’s second child, following sister Andrea, who turned two in December.  

Roll Call Family Continues to Grow

Micah Salzman Margolies (Courtesy Rebecca Gale)

Roll Call staff writer Rebecca Gale welcomed a new baby boy on Monday afternoon. The proud dad, attorney Warren Margolies, announced the birth of Micah Salzman Margolies, named after his great-grandfather Max Kravitz and Rebecca's great-grandmother, Rose (Salzman) Gale.  

Micah was born at 3:08 p.m. on Jan. 4, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches. He is the couple's second child, following Ezra Alan Margolies, who was born in August 2013.  

The Lighter Side of Congress

Out with the Boehner, in with the Ryan. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

With another calendar year and session of Congress wrapped up, HOH would be remiss if we didn't take a look back at what made it all special, from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s parking skills to the richest man  in Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa, dishing on where the cheapest sodas were,  from Capitol Police leaving guns in the potty to Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., doing 46 pushups . Hill Happenings Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's notorious exercise band accident started off 2015, leading to a horrific eye injury and broken ribs. Reid missed the start of the Congress and when he returned, he was sporting dark shades. He later announced his retirement, and sued the exercise band maker.  

Meanwhile, the Band Perry helped bring in the new year with a performance at the Capitol Visitor Center on Jan. 13.   That little bit of good cheer soon gave way to the news of Illinois GOP Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey"-inspired office décor , which led to a rough week for him and his staff, and turned him into a punch-line at the 71st Congressional Dinner on Feb. 6 , with Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and New York Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel picking fun at Schock and fellow lawmakers.  

Rep. Young Welcomes Great Grandson

Young, right, seen here with wife Garland Walton spent Christmas getting to know his new great-grandson Jaxson. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, welcomed a great grandson this month, Jaxson, who was born Dec. 13 and whom the congressman met for the first time on Christmas day. He is Young’s first great grandchild.  

“Parenthood has been one of the greatest honors of my life, so words can hardly describe the joy I felt holding my great grandson for the first time,” he shared on Facebook .

Richard Hudson Brands Firstborn With Familiar Moniker

North Carolina Republican Richard Hudson officially welcomed son Richard Lane Hudson III into the fold Tuesday.  

Per a birth announcement shared on social media, the latest addition to Team Hudson arrived on Sept. 29, just seconds shy of midnight. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 22 inches long.  

Just Call Him 'Grandpa Boehner'

Boehner reacquainted himself with the younger set in 2013, when he shook hands with John Griffin, the three-year-old son of former Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Speaker John A. Boehner is famous for being a softie when it comes to "the children," so we can't imagine what kind of tears of joy he shed at the birth of his first grandchild, whose arrival was announced to the world on Thursday afternoon via Twitter:

Alexis Flake May Be Congressional Baseball’s Biggest Fan

Once upon a time, Alexis Flake, daughter of Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, met a somewhat mysterious stranger under the dazzling lights of Nationals Park.  

Four years, and three Democrat victories in a row  later, Alexis’s home team stands poised to grow by one pending the arrival of a little one later this summer. The fairy tale romance took wing in 2012.