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Banging gravel, pseudoscience and texts from mom: Congressional Hits and Misses

Week of April 8, 2019

The House had a short week on the Hill due to the Democratic legislative retreat, but that didn’t stop several committee hearings from going off the rails. Squabbles erupted about political science degrees being pseudoscience, and a witness needing to leave for a planned meeting. Meanwhile in the Senate, Sen. Edward J. Markey busted out his Wheel of Fortune impression to roast Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Sen. Debbie Stabenow got snubbed on the floor.

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Thumbnail photo: Reps. Thomas Massie and Jim Jordan chat during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on climate change in the Rayburn building on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call).