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In Memoriam at the Capitol
Lawmakers gather to remember colleagues

Former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota speaks in the Capitol on Sept. 27 during the United States Association of Former Members of Congress memorial service for lawmakers who died within the last 18 months. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Current and former lawmakers and members of their families came together Wednesday to honor five senators and 28 members of the House who died over the past year-and-a-half.

Former Florida GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns, the president of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, led the Statuary Hall ceremony.

The Political Stripe
Seersucker makes its summer return on Capitol Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, center in 2015. Along with McConnell are from left, Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Bill Cassidy, R-La., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Thad Cochran, R-Miss,  Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss. ( Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The best part of summer in Washington is finally here: Seersucker Thursdays.  

Senators Bill Cassidy and Dianne Feinstein are leading the National Seersucker Day celebration on Thursday to kick off the long-time tradition of wearing seersucker at least once a week throughout the very hot summers in the nation's capital.  

Who Has Time for Legislating Anyway? | K Street Files

Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services panel, was in a rush to recess a lengthy markup so he and the other lawmakers could make it across the street to the Capitol for evening floor votes.  

But Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., pleaded for a few seconds to squeeze in his comments before the gavel.