Alex Gangitano

McKinley ‘on a Mission’ to Help Veterans Hear
Hearing-impaired congressman wants to make it easier for vets to get cochlear implants

Rep. David B. McKinley is thankful to hear birds chirping in the morning and wants others to have that opportunity.

The West Virginia Republican, who has a cochlear implant in his left ear, has made improving the lives of people like him a personal goal.

Nashville Hot Chicken Flies Off Table at Hill Charity Cook-Off
Winners included Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Sen. Angus King

People were lining up to try Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Nashville-style hot chicken Tuesday evening.

The Tennessee Republican won the People’s Choice award at the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala, an annual fundraiser where lawmakers become celebrity chefs to the delight of attendees’ tastebuds. This year’s gala included 50 members of Congress — from both chambers and both sides of the aisle — sharing samples of their favorite recipe. Many took the opportunity to showcase delicacies specific to their hometowns.

Lawmakers Serve Up Cake, Clam Chowder in Cook-Off
 

Members of Congress came together on Tuesday night to serve some of their favorite dishes at a gala benefiting March of Dimes....
Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Fired up over the Farm bill fun, Beyonce shoutouts, and Little Big Town on the Hill

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Take Five: John Garamendi
California Democrat says Congress started ‘unraveling’ in 2010

California Democratic Rep. John Garamendi, 73, talks about campaigning in a deep purple district, watching Dodd-Frank unravel and how he hit the ground voting.

Q: What was your first-ever vote in Congress in 2009?

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
McCain documentary, Indiana get together and a cook off

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Meet the Dogs of the Senate, Round III
Canine friends in the offices of Blunt, Merkley, Kennedy and Ernst

There are a lot of dogs available for belly rubs or paw-shaking roaming the halls of Congress.

We gave you another round of dogs of the House on Monday. And back by popular demand, here is another round of dogs of the Senate.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Lewis honored with first pitch, Franken’s next act, Hagan hospitalized, and an addition to Dingell’s reading list

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Meet the Dogs of the House, Round III
Canine friends from the offices of Walters, Knight, Gomez, Calvert, Murphy and Tenney

Capitol Hill offices have found that there’s nothing like a dog to break the ice.

Constituents can’t get enough of Colt the corgi, Cali the dachshund and other House canines.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Welcoming Lamb and TJ's birthday

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Ex-Obama official ‘apologizes’ to Rand Paul, last looks at cherry blossoms, and Mullin celebrates his heritage

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Meet Tracy K. Smith, the Nation’s Poet Laureate
Director of Princeton’s creative writing program is focused on outreach to rural communities

Tracy K. Smith, the nation’s 22nd poet laureate, was just granted a second term in the coveted position by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.

So how does one become the poet laureate?

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Ryan is heading out and infographic takeover on Capitol Hill

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Take Five: Steve Scalise
Louisiana Republican is working on fielding a ball again ahead of the 2018 Congressional Baseball Game

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 52, a Louisiana Republican, talks about preparing for the next Congressional Baseball Game after last year’s shooting, his physical therapy and advice he gives to other victims of gun violence.

Q: Are you doing anything in particular to get in shape for baseball?

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Zuckerberg says he’s sorry, South Dakota siblings, and Tide Rolls at the White House

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

More Unites Than Divides Senate Communicators From Both Parties
Senate Press Secretaries Association members ‘bounce ideas off’ one another

As more reporters roam the Capitol hallways in the age of Trump, the job of communicating for Senate offices has only gotten harder.

Wrangling their bosses through crowds of reporters, writing press releases and op-eds to set the record straight, and fielding calls and emails in a 24/7 news cycle is something staffers for both Republicans and Democrats are trying to manage. They come together in the Senate Press Secretaries Association to share their experiences.

Duckworth Gives Birth to Daughter
Illinois Democrat first senator to have a baby while in office

Sen. Tammy Duckworth is officially the first sitting senator to give birth while in office.

The Illinois Democrat gave birth to a daughter, Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, on Monday.

House Awards Anti-Harassment Training Contract to FranklinCovey
House employees can sign up for sessions in a week

The House of Representatives has awarded its Workplace Rights and Responsibilities training contract to the firm of FranklinCovey. 

FranklinCovey, which specializes in management and workplace training, has been working to coordinate over 400 sessions in D.C. and sessions in more than 90 congressional district offices throughout the country, according to a Dear Colleague letter obtained by Roll Call.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Kennedy weighs in on the Masters and the ‘chucklehead’ running the EPA

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Cochran’s Scheduler Opened His First Office and Will Close His Last
Doris Wagley reflects on her 45 years working for the Mississippi Republican

Few people could claim seniority over former Sen. Thad Cochran. Doris Wagley, who was his scheduler since before he was sworn in to the House in 1973, is one of them.

“I showed up at 9 o’clock. He was there, but he didn’t take his oath in the House until 12 noon. So he started talking about me having three-hour seniority over him,” Wagley said.