D.A. Banks

As Cochran Moves On, His Famous Senate Desk Will Stay With Mississippi
Undercover Capitol takes you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

The antique mahogany desk once used by Jefferson Davis, who resigned from the Senate to become president of the Confederate States of America, has been used by other big-name lawmakers over the decades. But thanks to a resolution Cochran sponsored in 1995, the senior senator from Mississippi gets first dibs — next up, Republican Sen. Roger Wicker....
Pelosi: Lamb Win in Republican District a ‘Tremendous Victory’

“They had to spend $10 million to protect a Republican seat — that bodes well... that we’re going to have some change here,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said at a press conference after Conor Lamb’s razor-thin upset in a special election for a district President Trump won by 20 points in 2016....
‘I’m Serious, I’m Persistent, I’m Determined’: Whitehouse Talks Climate Change Ahead of 200th Floor Speech

Every week the Senate has been in session since his first floor speech on climate change on April 18, 2012, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has urged his colleagues to take action to curb carbon emissions. Tuesday’s planned speech marks a milestone 200th appearance on the topic that he says isn’t going away anytime soon....
The Veep: A Heartbeat Away From a Tie-Breaking Vote
Undercover Capitol takes you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

The Most Unified Republican Party Ever? Not Exactly

At the annual GOP policy retreat, President Donald Trump praised party leadership for its united messaging and policy focus. Fast-forward just one month, and there are stark divisions between Congress and the White House on tariffs and gun control. White House correspondent John T. Bennett has the latest on the fraying relationship....
Takano Heats Up the Grill With Family’s Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
At the Table, where lawmakers show Roll Call their favorite place for a meal on the Hill

The Capitol Rotunda: Inside the Heart of American Democracy
Undercover Capitol takes you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

Under the iconic dome of the Capitol Building, the Rev. Billy Graham lies in honor surrounded by symbols that chart the early story of the United States. Learn more about the art and history of the room known as the Rotunda....
Trump’s Clout on Gun Control is Limited, and House GOP Won’t Help
Connecting Congress and the White House at the intersection of politics

The Senate Majority Leader’s Superpower? Stopping Time
Undercover Capitol takes you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

A Slice of Louisiana: Inside Scalise’s Leadership Office

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., shows Roll Call his leadership office in the Capitol, which included Mardi Gras decorations and a king cake, a view of the Washington Monument and a copy of the recently-passed tax bill. He also spoke about his recovery from being shot during a Congressional baseball practice last year....
Senate Leaders Discuss Immigration Debate Progress So Far

Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., discussed the amendment process going on this week on the Senate floor for immigration legislation and the likelihood of such amendments passing....
Trump’s Budget Request Won’t End the Cycle of Crisis Budgeting

White House correspondent John T. Bennett breaks down Washington, and the president’s, response to his own budget proposal for the next fiscal year....