The vote tally was 144-90.
Rep. Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., was elected to serve as the vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus in the 116th Congress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
The vote tally was 144-90.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says the Trump administration has a moral obligation to do better than it has in its response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma last year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had long been planning to convene a press conference Friday to talk about the ongoing recovery needs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands a year after two hurricanes hit the American territories. She didn’t know President Donald Trump would fire off tweets Thursday accusing Democrats of inflating the hurricane’s death toll.
But the president choosing to “add salt to the wounds,” as Pelosi described it, only underscored her message that the federal response to Hurricane Maria has been woefully inadequate.
Rep. Michael Cloud, R-Texas, was sworn in July 10. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Before he could replace Blake Farenthold — who resigned from Congress amid allegations of sexual harassment — he had to fight through a primary, a primary runoff and a special election. And now the midterms are closing in.
Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., holds up his copy of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” in his Cannon Building office in July 2011. (Tom Williams/Roll Call file photo)
Looking for a summer read? HOH has been asking lawmakers for months about the last book they read, and their choices have ranged from historical dives to books about their issues or districts.
Here are some of the interesting titles recommended by members of Congress.
Del. Stacey Plaskett's, D-V.I., favorite food is callaloo. (Thomas McKinless/ CQ Roll Call)
Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett is a self-described “foodie.”
“That’s the love my husband and I [have]. We think a date is going to the grocery store, a really great grocery store. I love ethnic foods. I love to understand not just the taste of the food but understand why and how it’s related to people,” she said.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., played the piano, the tuba and sang. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. John Thune, 57, a South Dakota Republican, talks about the perks of growing up in a small town and solving problems in the Senate gym.
Q: What unique perspective do you have as a former staffer?
Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I., says her 9-year-old daughter has made herself a Capitol ID badge. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Del. Stacey Plaskett, 52, a Virgin Islands Democrat, talks about working in the George W. Bush Justice Department, being a “token” and why she doesn’t want to run against her daughter.
Q: Tell me something about the Virgin Islands that people in D.C. might not know.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., was Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett’s law professor. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, 55, talks about the heart of the legislative process, what his colleagues call him, and how he angered a world chess champion.
Q: What about Congress didn’t you expect?
Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I.,had lewd images of her and her husband leaked by a former staffer. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Former staffers of Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett pleaded guilty to circulating lewd images of Plaskett and her husband.
Juan McCullum and Dorene Browne-Louis pleaded guilty to conspiracy to release sexual images and McCullum plead guilty to first degree attempt at unlawful publication of a sexual image in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Washington Examiner reported.