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Heard on the Hill This Week: African American History Museum and Rick Perry’s Dance Moves
 

Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano gives the rundown of what she heard on the Hill, from Rick Perry breaking out his dancing boots on “Dancing with the Stars” to getting a sneak peak of the African American History Museum, which opens to the public on Sept. 24.

Take Five: Sen. Mike Rounds
South Dakota Republican messed up pheasant season for his dad

South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds, left, hunts with chief of staff Rob Skjonsberg, his grandson, Micah, and Skjonsberg's sons, Spencer and Sam. (Courtesy Sen. Mike Rounds)

In this week’s Take Five, South Dakota Republican Sen. Mike Rounds talks about his pilot license, big family and Lee Greenwood.  

Q: Are you still able to fly?  

Take Five: Lisa Murkowski
The Alaska Republican doesn't set her watches

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski hopes to celebrate her next birthday by hiking Machu Picchu. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

In this week’s Take Five, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski talks about taking the stairs, traveling home to Alaska and arctic squirrels.  

Q : How regularly are you able to ski?  

Take Five: Sheldon Whitehouse
The senator finds a way to get his ocean fix while in D.C.

In Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's office is a picture of former President Franklin Roosevelt, with a hand-signed note to Whitehouse's grandfather, also named Sheldon Whitehouse, who served as a Foreign Service Officer as minister to Guatemala from 1930 to 1933 and as minister to Colombia from 1933 to 1934. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

In this week's Take Five, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse , D-R.I., talks about birds, boats and Newport.   

Q : You traveled a lot when you were growing up; what do you think was your favorite location?  

Take Five: Jared Polis
How the Colorado Democrat was excited about the Internet

Since joining Congress, Colorado Rep. Jared Polis is only able to ski about once every five years. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.     

This week, Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado talks to Take 5 about his love of skiing back home, his tech ‘geek’ side and his dog’s visits to the Hill.   

Take 5: Sen. Jon Tester
How a Montana boy became a Washington Nationals fan

Sen. Jon Tester shows off his farm on the desktop background on his computer screen. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana talks to Take 5 about farming, teaching and why he’s a Nationals fan.  

Q : You live on a farm . What are you working on for the spring?  

Take 5: Rep. Tom Emmer
Hockey talk for the NHL playoffs

Rep. Tom Emmer is a standout in the Congressional Hockey Game. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Heard on the Hill talks to Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., about his love of hockey as the NHL playoffs heat up. Q : Which NHL team are you rooting for this year?  

A : You know what, the [Minnesota] Wild went out in the first round. Sadly, I am going to root for the [Washington] Caps. And I say sadly because I think they’re playing against probably the hottest team in the NHL right now [the Pittsburgh Penguins].  

Take Five: Rep. Lynn Jenkins
Kansas Republican talks about Sweet 16, other sweets

Jenkins has a sweet tooth, and talks about her love of candy bars and Dairy Queen. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.  

This week, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., talks about playing the drums, the Sweet 16, and her love of sweets, particularly at Dairy Queen. Q : As a Kansas State alum, are you still a University of Kansas basketball fan?  

Take Five: Rep. John Katko

Katko, skating with the puck, keeps in rink shape. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.  

This week, Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., talks about playing in the beer leagues and his love of "Dumb & Dumber."  

Take Five: Rep. Brendan Boyle

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.  

This week, freshman Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, D-Pa., talks about Philadelphia foods, a magical week and the time he was on Russian TV. Q: When it comes to the Philly cheesesteak, is Pat’s or Geno’s your favorite — or do you have a different restaurant you go to? A: As a true Philadelphian, I would say that my local neighborhood place is the best and not necessarily Pat and Geno’s. ... As a good Philadelphian too, you have one place where you order your cheesesteak, a different place where you get your pizza and potentially a third place for the best cheese fries, and I take care of all of them.