Robert Aderholt

Strong, hateful and inspiring? — Lawmakers react to State of the Union in 3 words

President Donald Trump arrives in the House chamber to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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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Who’s Lining Up for Sessions’ Seat?
Three Alabama congressmen say they’re in the running

Rep. Mo Brooks is among three congressmen in the running to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Three members of Congress are among those hoping to be nominated to replace Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general.

Reps. Mo Brooks, Michael D. Rogers and Robert Aderholt all said they would serve if appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley and will run in a special election, likely in 2018, to fill the seat. State Sens. Del Marsh and Arthur Orr also want to be considered for the appointment and will run in the special election, reported.