Joe Barton

Trump Inaugural Gives Corporations an Outlet to Press Policy Agendas
Boeing, casino interests on the roster

Sheldon Adelson is among the casino executives on the Trump inaugural committee. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The inauguration of Donald Trump, with a potential tab of $75 million, may offer corporations and their executives more than just candlelight dinners with the new president and his incoming Cabinet picks. It also could afford them moments to make the case for their policy agendas.

Donors to and members of Trump’s inaugural host committee have plenty of business before the government, as they offer big money to help foot the bill for the January festivities. The inaugural committee members hail from casinos, manufacturing outfits and financial firms, among others.

This One's for Oxley
Rodney Davis honored late Ohio congressman by wearing his jersey

Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis wears a jersey honoring the late Republican manager Rep. Mike Oxley of Ohio at the 55th Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Ohio Republican Michael G. Oxley was honored at the Congressional Baseball Game in more ways than just the GOP win.  

The former congressman died of lung cancer Jan. 1 at 71 in McLean, Virginia, but his baseball career was not forgotten on Thursday.  

Scouting Report From Congressional Baseball Game Insiders
Texas Rep. Joe Barton and New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell share expectations
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Ex-Aide Sentenced to 5 years in Child Porn Case
James Maines Jr. worked as deputy district director

Barton has said his office is complying with law enforcement officials. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former aide to Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, to five years in prison after the one-time congressional staffer admitted to receiving child pornography.  

James Maines Jr., 54, pleaded guilty in the case in December. Maines admitted to using his personal account to send five images of child pornography to his official House email in November 2012, according to a statement by the Department of Justice.  

Office Space: Joe Barton's Texas Dugout

Barton is Roll Call's guest on Office Space this week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, shows off his baseball accolades, his engineering prowess and his vast collection of Dr. Pepper flavors.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Nov. 30, 2015

Lawmakers returned from the Thanksgiving holiday ready for brawls, “iron-asses” and Christmas wishes.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 22, 2015 (Video)

In preparation for their Fourth of July recess, members spent the week counting, texting and describing the concept of fire.

Democrats Celebrate 7th Straight Baseball Win on House Floor (Video)

Doyle celebrated Democrats' 5-2 victory on the House floor Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congressional Baseball Managers Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, and Mike Doyle, D-Pa., interrupted a series of votes Wednesday to once again bring the coveted Roll Call trophy to the House chamber, marking the Democrats' seventh-straight victory over the Republicans in the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11. With the victory, Democrats now lead the all-time series by one game, 39-38-1.

In a break from decorum, the team managers addressed not only one another, but addressed other players by their first names on the floor. Barton commended his team’s effort and warned Doyle the GOP is “back."