Minority Whip

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What’s a Whip?

When getting legislation passed — from continuing resolutions on government spending to health care overhaul bills — congressional leaders keep track of who may vote each way by their helpful sidekicks known as the whips. Ever heard the phrase, “whipping votes?” Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings explains the official and de facto job of this indispensable role on Capitol Hill.

Hoyer Dismayed Kathleen Matthews Didn’t Win
 

Sitting down with Roll Call editor-in-chief Melinda Henneberger, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer expressed disappointment by the lack of women in the Maryland delegation, saying that Kathleen Matthews losing Maryland’s 8th district seat to state Sen. Jamie Raskin was “a real loss.”

Power Brokers: Hoyer on Clinton’s Emails, Gun Control
 

Office Space: Dick Durbin's Illinois Pier
Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Steny Hoyer (Video)

Heard on the Hill continues its August recess “best of-a-thon” with a tribute to House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, who shows off his insults, his credit card and his resemblance to Mick Jagger.