Nathan Ouellette

‘How many more have to die?’: Protesters chant on Hill on Parkland anniversary
 

The organization Gays Against Guns staged a protest at the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday on the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. Capitol police made arrests as protesters chanted, draped in red sheets....
House holds a moment of silence remembering the victims of Parkland
 

Florida Representative Ted Deutch stood before the House floor Wednesday, calling for a moment of silence for the victims of the Parkland shooting. The remembrance comes ahead of the shooting's one year anniversary....
Trump and Beto O'Rourke strike contrasting messages in dueling Texas rallies
 

President Donald Trump and former Congressman Beto O'Rourke held competing rallies in El Paso, Texas Monday. They addressed issues of border security and immigration.

Trump: Green New Deal sounds like a ‘high school term paper that got a low mark’
 

President Donald Trump took a jab at the proposed Green New Deal at a rally in El Paso, Texas Monday.

Amy Klobuchar is running for president: Here are some congressional basics
 

Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her candidacy for president Sunday in the middle of a snowstorm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A brief overview of Chairman Nadler's opening questions to Matthew Whitaker
 

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Friday to answer questions on his oversight of the Mueller investigation while serving at the Justice Department. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler's opening questions led to an at times contentious back and forth between the two, capped by Whitaker informing the Chair his time had run out....
Cory Booker is running for president: Here are some congressional basics
 

On Feb. 1, Cory Booker entered what is already a crowded field of Democratic contenders for the White House in 2020, many of whom are current and past members of Congress. Watch as Roll Call breaks down the congressional basics behind Booker's time as a New Jersey senator....
SOTU: A brief history
 

Did you know the State of the Union used to be delivered in a thick written report instead of spoken to a joint session of Congress? That minority responses didn’t begin until 1966?

Elizabeth Warren is running for president: Here are some congressional basics
 

Elizabeth Warren has entered what is predicted to be a crowded field of Democratic contenders for the White House in 2020, many of whom are current and past members of congress. Watch as Roll Call breaks down the congressional basics behind Warren’s time as a Massachusetts senator....
Tulsi Gabbard is running for president: Here are some congressional basics
 

Tulsi Gabbard has entered what is predicted to be a crowded field of Democratic contenders for the White House in 2020, many of whom are current and past members of Congress. Watch as Roll Call breaks down the congressional basics behind Gabbard’s time as a Hawaii representative....
Kamala Harris is running for president: Here are some congressional basics
 

Kamala Harris has entered what is predicted to be a crowded field of Democratic contenders for the White House in 2020, many of whom are current and past members of Congress. Watch as Roll Call breaks down the congressional basics behind Harris’s time as a California senator....
Kirsten Gillibrand is running for president: Here are some congressional basics
 

Kirsten Gillibrand has entered what is predicted to be a crowded field of Democratic contenders for the White House in 2020, many of whom are current and past members of Congress. Watch as Roll Call breaks down the congressional basics behind Gillibrand’s time as a New York senator and representative....
Here’s how members running for president voted
Roll Call's got our eyes on 2020

The race for the Democratic nomination to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 is well underway, and a large number of candidates are already in the presidential field. Four such candidates are current members of Congress. 

‘I’m not sure what’s going on, but I object’: Confusion on House floor Thursday during attempted shutdown-ending vote
 

The House floor got chaotic on Thursday after the House passed a continuing resolution by voice vote — a request for yeas and nays — to fund the federal government through Feb. 28. The bill didn't include funds for a border wall, the issue holding up shutdown negotiations since GOP members want it, while Democrats don't.

What followed was approximately 13 minutes of parliamentary argument between Republican Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer over the voting on the measure.

What if Trump disagrees with SOTU delay? Pelosi: ‘We'll cross that bridge when we come to it’ 
 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday discussed her call to postpone President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until after the shutdown is over. She cited the security considerations that are always in place for the annual address, which consolidates most of the government's power into one room in the Capitol.

Federal worker: ‘Sometimes this is the only meal someone will get’
 

In the absence of a paycheck, acquiring basic necessities is becoming increasingly burdensome for furloughed federal workers. World Central Kitchen opened its doors on Pennsylvania Avenue on Wednesday with an event called #ChefsForFeds, to provide hot meals for federal workers who have been impacted by the government shutdown....