Nathan Ouellette

4 fintech regulation issues to keep an eye on in the U.S. and abroad
 

The regulation of financial technology is complex and expanding to cover more aspects of our lives, just like the technology itself. Watch as Fintech Beat's Chris Brummer explains four important regulation issues you should keep an eye on in the near term....
2020 Democrats at labor event can’t stop talking jobs
 

A host of Democratic presidential candidates spoke Wednesday on the second day of the North America's Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference. Their message was clear: jobs, jobs, jobs. NABTU supports strong labor laws and workforce development. Each candidate, from John Hickenlooper to Eric Swalwell, made sure to emphasize the importance of America's working class — a demographic that was key to President Donald Trump’s 2016 win....
Barr on Mueller memo: ‘The letter speaks for itself’
 

Attorney General William Barr met before the House Committee on Appropriations Tuesday to discuss President Trump's fiscal year 2020 budget. Committee Democrats, however, used Barr's appearance to grill the attorney general on his four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. They also asked about when and how much of the full report would be released....
Beto O'Rourke is running for president, here are some congressional basics
 

After months of will-he, won't-he speculation, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke has finally jumped into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination....
What if we switch to a single-payer health care system? 
 

Leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are pushing for universal health care, but switching our current system would be a difficult feat. What would have to transpire if the government were to make the switch? Watch as Roll Call explains this seemingly herculean task.

What is congressional recess? Explaining time off in the House and Senate
 

Both chambers are on recess this week and have about 15 planned each calendar year. While that may look like a lot of time off, members' time away from Washington doesn't mean fun in the sun and poolside rest and relaxation. Watch as Roll Call explains what your elected officials are doing when away from the Capitol....
From AOC to SNL plenty of laughs served at the 2019 Congressional Dinner
 

The 2019 Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional dinner served up some laughs Wednesday night from guest speakers Reps. Steve Scalise, Cheri Bustos and Daniel Crenshaw. The speakers threw jabs at one another and some of their fellow members, highlighting Crenshaw's breakout SNL appearance, the New Orleans Saints upset loss in the N.F.C championship game and the Green New Deal to name a few....
Trump’s drug trafficking briefing in brief: Watch in 1 minute
 

President Donald Trump’s Wednesday briefing on the drug crisis featured Mike McDaniel, Houston director of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. McDaniels told the room what keeps him up at night “is not the vast amount of drugs being seized [by law enforcement] but the vast amount of drugs coming into our country not being seized.”...
Jay Inslee is running for president, here are some congressional basics
 

Former House member and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched a campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on March 1. Inslee's campaign platform sets climate change as its highest priority. Watch as Roll Call breaks down Inslee's service as a representative from Washington....
Why presidential budget requests are usually dead on arrival, explained
 

President Donald Trump will release parts of his budget request for the coming 2020 fiscal year at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. While the administration will tout the formality as a big deal full of big cuts, the president's request will largely go ignored by Congress when they get to moving on the real federal funding action. Watch as Roll Call explains the budget....
McSally: ‘I felt the system was raping me all over again’
 

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, gave emotional remarks on her personal experience with sexual assault in front of a Senate panel on military sexual assault. McSally, who served in the Air Force from 1988-2010, shared this experience for the first time publicly, calling for change from outside and within the military ranks.

Temporary Protected Status, explained
 

Buzz words like walls, caravans, ports of entry and coyotes swirl around border security talks making it easy to overlook policies like TPS. Watch as Roll Call explains this important area of the immigration and border security debate....
Michael Waltz discusses mission, country and getting things done as a new member of Congress
Meet the New Congress

Rep. Michael Waltz is the newest member from Florida's 6th District, a seat formerly held by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. In a freshman class of firsts, Waltz is a first in his own right — the first Green Beret to serve as a member of Congress. This distinction has informed his mission in Congress. He is focusing on country and getting things done and says veterans have a propensity for cooperation in tough situations....