Raul M Grijalva

Congressional Offices Announced as Democracy Award Finalists to Help Establish Trust in Congress
Congressional Management Foundation picks finalists in four categories

Arizona Rep. David Schweikert and Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, right, are among the finalists. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

To try to “restore a little faith” in Congress, the Congressional Management Foundation on Friday announced the finalists for its first Democracy Awards.

The organization chose its finalists for their focus on constituent services, their workplace environment, innovation, and transparency.

A Dream Deferred for Young Immigrants at State of the Union
Guests at speech taken aback by hard-line talk from president

President Donald Trump arrives in the House chamber to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Dozens of young immigrants sat in the pews as President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Many of the young immigrants, known as Dreamers, were invited by lawmakers to attend the speech and remind the president that their lives are stuck in limbo.

Democratic Members to DHS: Investigate Sexual Abuse in Immigration Centers
73 lawmakers send letter detailing cases of alleged abuse that weren’t investigated

Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., and other Democratic lawmakers want the Department of Homeland Security to investigate claims of sexual abuse at immigration detention facilities. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democratic members of Congress are demanding the Department of Homeland Security investigate claims of sexual misconduct at immigration facilities.

A letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting Immigrations and Customs Enforcement acting Director Thomas Homan was signed by 73 Democratic members of Congress, azcentral.com reported.

During Native American Event, Trump Drops ‘Pocahontas’ Quip
President again uses term to refer to Sen. Warren

During an event with Native American war heroes in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump again referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.”

He has been slammed by Native American groups in the past for using the term when referring to the Massachusetts Democrat.

Without Clinton or Obama, Pelosi Becomes GOP’s Top Target
Democrats divided after continued election losses

Nancy Pelosi has blown off calls for her to step down as House Democratic leader. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

When Nancy Pelosi boasted last week she was “worth the trouble,” even when congressional candidates were negatively tied to her, the National Republican Congressional Committee ironically sang its own praises for the House minority leader.

“We couldn’t agree more!” was all an email blast read that included a clip of Pelosi’s point of view.

Resources Request From Comey Disputed
Rosenstein: No evidence Comey asked for additional resources

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves the Capitol after briefing the House of Representatives on the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 campaign on Friday, May 19, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told members of the House Friday that he had no evidence former FBI Director James Comey asked for more resources before his firing.

Progressives’ ‘People's Budget’ Becomes ‘Roadmap for the Resistance’
Yearly budget calls for big jobs and infrastructure spending, tax hikes for the rich

From left, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., unveil the Progressive Caucus' "budget deal principles" outside the Capitol in 2015. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

With the subtitle “A Roadmap for the Resistance,” the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ “People's Budget,” isn't shy about its purpose in the Trump Era.

As Rep. Barbara Lee summarized it: “In stark contrast to President Trump’s cruel poverty budget, our progressive proposal is a plan for resistance and a roadmap to a safer, healthier and more prosperous America for all.”

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.

Word on the Hill: Gotcha — Or Not
New caucus launches

Arizona Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva didn’t get got. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Gotcha — wait, maybe not.

A tipster contacted HOH to allege hypocrisy on the part of Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., for flying first class on his way back to D.C. this week when a bill he sponsored prevented such a thing.

Balancing Your Job and Activism on the Hill
Adam Sarvana is the head of the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association

Adam Sarvana helped start the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association in 2013. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Adam Sarvana has found a balance between running a communications shop and connecting staffers who share common values.

He juggles being a founding member and president of the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association and the communications director of House Natural Resources Committee Democrats.