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Thomas Massie's Office All About the Pi
Rep. Massie wants to wish you a Happy Pi Day

Massie is an MIT grad. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Every year on March 14, math fanatics around the world celebrate Pi Day. Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, holding the numerical value of approximately 3.14159.  

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is no stranger to the number with two degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And, ironically, his office is 314 Cannon.  

Amy Schumer Continues Effort to Stop Gun Violence

Schumer's cousin, Amy Schumer, continues to advocate for gun control. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

D.C.’s favorite congressional cousin is voicing her support for President Barack Obama's announcement on the steps he's taking to tighten the country’s gun laws.  

Comedian Amy Schumer, the cousin of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., tweeted Tuesday morning a link to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety website.

White House: Up to Senate Democrats Whether to Dump Chuck Schumer

Schumer defied the White House Thursday. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A day after a posse of former White House aides torched Sen. Charles E. Schumer over his rejection of the Iran deal, Press Secretary Josh Earnest politely but firmly knocked the senior senator from New York.  

Earnest wouldn't go so far as ex-aides Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau in questioning Schumer's ability to lead Democrats , but he left the door open to dumping Schumer, the heir apparent to Minority Leader Harry Reid, from the top of the Democratic ranks. Earnest said, frostily, that the decision about Democratic leadership is "a question for Democratic senators."  

Schumer Opposes Iran Deal (Updated)

Schumer opposes the Iran Deal (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 12:14 a.m. | Charles E. Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, announced late Thursday he will oppose the Iran deal and urge his colleagues to join him, just one day after Obama slammed the critics of the Iran deal as making common cause with hardliners in Iran chanting "death to America."  

The New York Democrat's full statement is lengthy and significantly complicates the White House's full-court press, which is relying almost entirely on Democrats to sustain a veto. It also gives Republicans a powerful PR shield against increasingly strident attacks from the president on down that the opponents of the deal only have one real alternative: war.  

Schumer to Weigh In on Iran Deal After Review in 'Little Chair'

Schumer is a key player on the legislative response to the Iran deal. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Charles E. Schumer might have more to say about the deal with Iran about its nuclear development after some time in his "little chair."  

The New York Democrat could be the key to whether there are 67 votes in the Senate to override a veto by President Barack Obama of legislation disapproving the agreement the United States and its partners negotiated with Iran.  

Durbin and Schumer Split Up

Schumer and Durbin are moving out. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate's longstanding D.C. roommates have gone their separate ways.  

Democratic Sens. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and Charles E. Schumer of New York had long rented space in a Capitol Hill row house owned by Rep. George Miller.  

Schumer: Health Care Distracted Democrats From the Middle Class

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Charles E. Schumer says Democrats need to have a realistic agenda for demonstrating the importance of government to middle class voters, citing a rather unlikely subject as detracting from that message: health care.  

"The policy should be simple and easily explained — can it be grasped almost intuitively as something that will help middle-class families?" Schumer said. "Democratic priorities should be achievable. Yes — they must be easy to message, but they have to be a lot more than messaging bills."  

Schumer Expects Loretta Lynch Confirmation Will Be Delayed

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Democrats won't likely step on the gas to ensure the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as President Barack Obama's attorney general pick, according to No. 3 Democrat Charles E. Schumer.  

"I think the likelihood is that [the Lynch nomination] will not be in the lame duck," the New York Democrat told reporters Wednesday morning. "I think our Republican colleagues don't want it during the lame duck and I think we are going to accede to that request."  

Senate Democrats Call for Quick Action on Highway Patch

Whitehouse says it would be politically detrimental for Republicans if the highway program should cease. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A trio of Democratic senators called for quick action this month on agreeing to keep funds flowing to transportation projects through the end of the year as bipartisan, bicameral negotiations continue on finding a way to pay for the patch.  

“We have to. It is a necessity for the economy of this country, for our infrastructure and for everything else, to come to an agreement before the trust fund runs out,” Sen. Charles E. Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, said on a conference call.