Roll Call's Latest Videos of Democrats on the Hill

A missing budget book, weaning a calf and Boris Yeltsin meets Wes Anderson: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of March 11, 2019

While people spent a lot of time wondering why Sen. Mitt Romney blows out birthday candles one at a time, Congress was also busy opining about weaning a calf, sending members to space, and what a Wes Anderson film starring former Russian President Boris Yeltsin would look like.

Hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women brings tears to Haaland’s eyes
 

Rep. Deb Haaland got emotional while questioning a witness at a hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women Thursday. Choking back tears, Haaland asked North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo about a garment she presented during her testimony that was handmade to represent members of indigenous groups who were missing or murdered.

O’Halleran raises a Guinness to unity, St. Patrick’s parades and the Wild Rover
At the Table — where lawmakers show Roll Call their favorite place for a meal (or a drink) on the Hill

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Irish American Rep. Tom O’Halleran joined Roll Call for a pint of Guinness at the Dubliner, a famed Irish pub a few blocks from the Capitol. See the video for the Arizona Democrat’s favorite Irish writer and musician, plus his St. Paddy's toast to President Donald Trump.

Socialism through the Republican lens
 

Republicans have long used the congressional floor to step on socialism and warn against its rise in the United States. Questioning Democrats loyalty has been a decades-long GOP strategy.

Pelosi focuses on HR1 and the anti-Semitism resolution in weekly presser
 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened her weekly press conference on Thursday with comments on HR1 — a sweeping voting rights and ethics overhaul that will get a floor vote on Friday.

Wait, there’s a Cannabis Caucus? Pot proponents on the Hill say it’s high time for serious policy debate
 

Since 2012, a total of 10 states have legalized recreational marijuana and support among the American public for legal pot has jumped to 66 percent. CQ Roll Call policy reporter Jennifer Shutt explains what that change means for the Cannabis Caucus, a bipartisan group of members who, alongside allies in the House and Senate, are hoping to hash out the differences between state and federal cannabis laws.

Cohen vs. the GOP: the many defenses for Trump
 

The long and often contentious Michael Cohen hearing on Wednesday did not bring about many revelations.

Cohen’s entire opening statement
 

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.