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Angus King gives Susan Collins a rose after her 7,000th Senate vote

Sen. Angus King offers a rose to his Maine colleague, Sen. Susan Collins, after her 7,000th Senate vote.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins cast her 7,000th vote on the Senate floor Tuesday, having never missed a roll call vote since joining the Senate in 1997.

Sometimes Congress has slow weeks. This wasn’t one of them: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of June 10, 2019

Rep. Jim McGovern had a long week too. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rick Steves is blunt on cannabis: ‘Tolerate alternative lifestyles or build more prisons’
Watch CQ Roll Call's talk with the travel guru

Rick Steves, left, travel author and television personality, talks with CQ Roll Call's Clyde McGrady, center, and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., outside of the Capitol on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

Travel guru Rick Steves made a pitstop in Washington, D.C., on Monday to push lawmakers to legalize cannabis.

Swalwell, a dad on the campaign trail

Rep. Eric Swalwell and his wife, Brittany, discuss how they share the duties of parenting their son, Nelson, 2, and daughter, Cricket, 7 months, as she works full time and he is running for president while serving in Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call).

‘Makes Nixon look like an Eagle Scout’ — House debates resolution to subpoena Barr and McGahn

Rep. Jim McGovern reads the Mueller report in the Capitol as part of the House Democrats' effort to read its entirety on Thursday, May 16, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

9/11 first responders ‘did their jobs … do yours’: Watch Jon Stewart rip lawmakers

Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart holds up the jacket of first responder Ray Pfeifer before testifying at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund in Washington on Tuesday June 11, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

The House Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to hear from 9/11 first responders, family members and advocates for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Jon Stewart, a fund proponent, said Congress’ slow response to the health needs of the first responders was a stain on the institution, contrasting that with how quickly the FDNY and NYPD sprung into action after the 9/11 attacks.

Gaetz: ‘We’re playing out our own version of That ‘70s Show’

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is seen during a House Judiciary markup in May. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Matt Gaetz engaged in a testy exchange with former White House counsel under Richard Nixon, John Dean, who appeared before the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing on lessons learned from the Mueller report.

Collins: ‘The ‘70s called, they want their star witness back’

Former White House counsel John Dean speaks at a House Judiciary hearing Monday in the Rayburn Building titled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes.”  (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

The House Judiciary Committee convened Monday to hear from four witnesses on lessons from the nearly two-year long Robert S. Mueller III-led investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The Committee's leadoff witness was John Dean, former White House Counsel under President Richard Nixon during Watergate. His testimony was meant to provide historical context from Watergate to Mueller's findings today.

Bracing for impact: Is the military climate-ready?

Just one of the buildings that line the roads throughout the Florida Panhandle, exhibiting the widespread damage that still remains from Hurricane Michael. Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call

When Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018, it rolled right over the top of Tyndall Air Force Base, damaging nearly every single structure on the base and decimating much of the surrounding area.

Tariff tussles, stilt walkers and a single ‘kudos’: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of June 3, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi conducts her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

What is McConnelling? How campaigns skirt coordination laws to help PACs make ads
Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he appears in 2014 campaign footage. A segment from “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” dubbed the practice of posting such video for use by outside political groups as “McConnelling” (Screenshot Mitch McConnell for Senate/YouTube).

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell electrified the nation in 2014 when he released 2 minutes and 22 seconds of high-definition footage of himself smiling and going about his day.

Politics aside, everyone hates burpees

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii and Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Massachusetts discuss men's health with Clyde McGrady. (Jinitzail Hernández/CQ Roll Call)

It's 7 a.m. on a Wednesday and the sun isn't even warm yet. Do you know where your congressman is? He might be working out outside Longworth while Rep. Markwayne Mullin makes fun of him.

‘It is my body, not the state's’, Busy tells Judiciary Committee

Actor Busy Philipps prepares to testify during House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing titled "Threats to Reproductive Rights in America," on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Philipps talked about her decision to have an abortion at age 15. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

"I am not speaking about birth, sir, I am speaking about abortion," former Dawson's Creek actress Busy Philipps told Rep. Louie Gohmert in a heated exchange.

Watch: Trump and May's full press conference

President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May at a press conference in London (C-SPAN)

President Donald Trump slammed London's mayor, spoke in favor of "Brexit", and touted his Republican approval rating in response to questions about a GOP mounted block on his proposed tariffs on Mexican goods during Tuesday's London press conference.

Former CBO director: If Congress wanted to change Obamacare, they ‘blew it’ with their process
“I’m on the way out so I can say this”

Keith Hall, then-director of the Congressional Budget Office, arrives to testify at a House Budget Committee hearing in Longworth Building on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Keith Hall finally broke his own rule and publicly defended the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring process as he prepared to leave the office’s top spot in late May. Republicans in Congress criticized the CBO in 2017 for its report that said their bill to repeal the 2010 health care law would cause millions to lose their insurance.