Sen. Thom Tillis

Who let the dogs out? Tillis organizes Halloween dog parade

Sen. Thom Tillis pets a dog in a baby shark costume during his Bipawtisan Dog Costume Parade in the Hart Senate Office Building on Oct. 31, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The house may seem divided on official impeachment rules, but that didn't "paws" the Halloween festivities outside the Dirksen office of Sen. Thom Tillis.

The North Carolina Republican organized what he called the Bipawtisan Dog Costume Parade, traveling from the Dirksen Senate Office Building to the Hart atrium.

Getting handsy: Why are senators waving their hands about on the Senate floor?

CQ Roll Call's Leadership Editor, Jason Dick, imitates the Mutombo Menendez as he explains the nuance behind floor votes in the Senate. Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call

Senators can get a little animated with their hands at times when voting on the Senate floor and sometimes it becomes difficult to determine which way they're trying to vote.

Reactions to Senate GOP 2020 hype video: ‘I’m ready for the cycle’
 

The irritating sounds of air horns and Nickelback: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of March 4, 2019

Look, it’s easy for us to pile on Nickelback. They’ve long been the go-to band for jokes about things that nobody likes. But while everyone else was laughing, Rep. Rodney Davis staunchly defended the Canadian rockers on the House floor following a bruising from Rep. Mark Pocan.

Beyond the musical back-and-forth, this week saw air horns blasted in committee, gags about the Green New Deal and a handful of tributes to the legendary Rep. Don Young, who is now the longest-serving Republican in the House.

Valentine’s, sweets and a national emergency: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of Feb. 11, 2019

Sen. Tom Udall gave Sen. Amy Klobuchar a cookie as a thank you gift and Sen. Thom Tillis repeated his Valentine’s Day stunt from last year by showing a pink-scribbled card for his wife on the Senate floor.

But it wasn’t all love in D.C. this week as Sen. Chuck Grassley groused about being interrupted for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that President Donald Trump would be declaring a national emergency, and Trump geared up for likely legal challenges to his wall-building aspirations.

2018 in 5 Minutes: The Best of Congressional Hits and Misses
 

As the 115th Congress limps across the finish line with several unfinished spending bills and a partially shutdown federal government, Hits and Misses takes a look back at our favorite funny, awkward and downright bizarre moments from the House and Senate in 2018.

Watch: A Year with Roll Call ‘At the Table’
 

As everyone prepares to gather around the Thanksgiving table, Roll Call looks back at this year’s memorable moments with lawmakers At the Table (our occasional series where we sit down at a local restaurant with members to talk food, policy and everything in between). Whether you’re on the Hill or at home, Roll Call wishes you a happy holiday.

Check out this year's episodes of ‘At the Table’

‘Kavanautical Miles,’ the Chuck E. Cheese Model and TMZ: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of July 30, 2018

While the House ditched Washington for their August recess last week, the Senate stuck around the Capitol debating the scourge of almond milk, gifting personalized Coke bottles and discussing how many “Kavanautical miles” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s requested documentation would stretch over the Earth.