Jim Langevin

Word on the Hill: ADA Anniversary
Little Lobbyists and staffer shuffle

Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin speaks during a news conference as part of a series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2010. (Tom Williams/Roll Call via Getty Images file photo)

Today marks the 27th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Office of Compliance is commemorating the occasion with online training for Capitol Hill staffers.

Training videos entitled “Preventing Disability Discrimination in the Congressional Workplace” are available on the agency’s website, featuring introductions from Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., for Senate staffers, and from Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., for House staffers.

Word on the Hill: Earth Day Celebrations
Smoothies and staffer shuffles

Tomorrow is the annual day to celebrate nature. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Happy Friday and last day of recess.

Tomorrow is the 47th annual Earth Day and here are ways you can celebrate Mother Nature.

Guest List: Who Members of Congress Are Taking to Trump’s Address
President to make first speech to joint session of Congress on Tuesday

The guest lists are out for President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump will hold his first joint session address to Congress on Tuesday and every member is able to bring a guest to sit in the gallery.

Oftentimes, those invited are a part of what is driving the news of the day.

Photos of the Week: Rotunda Reopens, Kaine Lunches with Democrats and House Marks 9/11
Congress returned to Washington and Roll Call's photographers were there

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lead the procession of members of Congress for the ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11 on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress is back in the nation's capital for at least a few weeks after a summer recess.

This week, the Capitol Rotunda reopened to the public after being closed for a portion of the summer to remove the interior scaffolding that shrouded the room for the better part of the building's renovation phase. 

Hawaii Rep. Mark Takai Dies at 49
Freshman Democrat had battled pancreatic cancer since 2015

Hawaii Rep. Mark Takai, who died Wednesday, was serving his first term in the House. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Hawaii Democratic Rep. Mark Takai died Wednesday after battling pancreatic cancer, his office confirmed.  

In May , he announced he would not seek re-election because his cancer had spread. He first received the diagnosis in October 2015  and underwent surgery the following month to remove a small tumor.  

Roll Call March Madness Gets Last-Second Picks
Make your hoops picks now!


Langevin represents Providence College, who would have to beat Democratic Rep. Karen Bass' University of Southern California on Thursday. Cicilline chose Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins' University of Kansas to lose to Providence in the final. President Barack Obama chose Jenkins to take home the trophy this year.  

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., pulled for the Michigan teams in making a plug for folks to fill out their brackets.