August Recess

McEachin Tours a Fire Station, Talks Environment, Russia
 

Rep. A. Donald McEachin, D-Va., spent a day during August recess at an assisted living facility, a fire station, and a county administration building. Roll Call joined him for the day and to talk about how he’s adjusting to life in D.C. and how his recess is going.

 Carper Flies Drone, Rides a Quadski at August Recess Lab Visit
 

Late Night Votes Ahead: House Considering 4-Bill Spending Package Before Recess

Republican House leadership is confident they have the votes to pass a four-bill “minibus” spending package before heading out for the August recess. They’re slated to leave town Friday, July 28. The minibus includes Defense, Energy-Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction-VA funding (66 percent of discretionary spending for the government), as well as funding for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, according to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. See the video for more details on the House’s busy week.

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: Is August Recess Work or Play?
 

A few weeks into the longest August recess in over three decades, Roll Call Senior Congressional Editor David Hawkings breaks out the whiteboard to get to the bottom of an age-old mystery: how do lawmakers spend their summer vacations?

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: 2016 Calendar