Kaptur, Marcy

2018 in 5 Minutes: The Best of Congressional Hits and Misses

As the 115th Congress limps across the finish line with several unfinished spending bills and a partially shutdown federal government, Hits and Misses takes a look back at our favorite funny, awkward and downright bizarre moments from the House and Senate in 2018.

Monarchs of the Hill: Members and Staff Release Butterflies Toward Mexico

The ‘Hell’ in Helsinki, Fist Bumps and Chickens in Alaska: Congressional Hits and Misses

“That was strange,” President Donald Trump said after the lights went out during his statement to a group of reporters and lawmakers that he had full faith in U.S. intelligence agencies. This was a day after Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, which Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin said “put the hell back in Helsinki.” See that and more from members of Congress in this week’s Hits and Misses.

Power Brokers Preview: Longest-serving Woman in the House Sticks by Sanders, for Now

For the longest-serving woman in the House of Representatives, who also happens to be a Democrat, Hillary Clinton’s historic moment on Tuesday night was not exactly an unalloyed joy. That’s because Rep. Marcy Kaptur, of Ohio, was an ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders – and still is.

So how did she feel, watching a woman in her party become the first female to secure any major party’s presidential nomination – while also watching her chosen candidate fall short?

Power Brokers: Kaptur on Sanders’ Campaign, Clinton’s Historic Moment

Congresswoman: Sanders Wouldn’t Want His Supporters Voting for Trump

With Secretary Hillary Clinton now the presumptive Democratic nominee, supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders have to adjust to the likely reality of Clinton vs. Donald Trump in November. Asked about Sanders supporters who may hop on the Trump train, long-time Sanders fan Rep. Marcy Kaptur said the Vermont Senator “wouldn’t want that to happen.”

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