Congressional Hockey Game

Gritty on the Hill, a Louisiana greeting and tributes to the legendary John Dingell: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of Feb. 4, 2019

President Donald Trump wasn’t the only big name to stop by the Capitol this week. Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty graced the Hill with his presence ahead of the congressional hockey game. This week also saw discussions of a tangled-up FAFSA prop, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer struggling with arithmetic and heartfelt tributes to the longest-serving member Rep. John Dingell, who died Thursday.

Thumbnail photo: A lighting crew sets up TV lights in Statuary Hall in preparation for the State of the Union on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call).

Emmer assists lawmakers in triumph over lobbyists in congressional hockey game

A bipartisan team of lawmakers beat lobbyists 4-3 last night in an annual charity hockey match on Wednesday.

Take 5: Rep. Tom Emmer
Hockey talk for the NHL playoffs

Rep. Tom Emmer is a standout in the Congressional Hockey Game. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Heard on the Hill talks to Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., about his love of hockey as the NHL playoffs heat up. Q : Which NHL team are you rooting for this year?  

A : You know what, the [Minnesota] Wild went out in the first round. Sadly, I am going to root for the [Washington] Caps. And I say sadly because I think they’re playing against probably the hottest team in the NHL right now [the Pittsburgh Penguins].