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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.

‘Rest in well-deserved Peace,’ Boehner’s full eulogy to John Dingell in 6 minutes
 

“He was a practitioner of what you might call tough love,” former Speaker John A. Boehner quipped with the crowd of the late Rep. John Dingell at Holy Trinity Church.

Watch: Democrat Mark Pocan hands out ‘missing’ fliers for FOIA request outside ICE headquarters
 

Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan posted up outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters Wednesday morning to hand out “missing” fliers for a Freedom of Information Act request he sent the agency in October. The FOIA inquiry was about ICE arrests in Wisconsin last year.

“Hi there, sir, is there a board inside for like lost cats and stuff?” Pocan asked a man walking into the ICE building as he attempted to hand him the “missing” flier.

Watch: Trump calls on Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign
 

President Donald Trump called for the resignation of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday, following days of controversy over a tweet from the congresswoman that was panned as anti-Semitic by both Republicans and Democrats. Omar apologized for the tweet Monday.

“What she said is so deep-seated in her heart that her lame apology … was just not appropriate,” Trump said at a cabinet meeting.

Watch: Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley join protest for immigrants in limbo
 

Freshman Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna S. Pressley spoke at a rally outside the White House Tuesday afternoon to press for permanent residency for temporary protected status recipients. These immigrants have been in limbo since President Donald Trump ended TPS designation for a handful of countries in 2018.

Senate leaders praise border security deal
 

Senate leaders spoke on the floor Tuesday morning praising the border security tentative deal announced late Monday by a bipartisan group of negotiators from both chambers.

“As we speak, our colleagues are working hard to produce a legislative text,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “I look forward to reviewing the text as soon as possible.”

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.

Gritty on the Hill, a Louisiana greeting and tributes to the legendary John Dingell: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of Feb. 4, 2019

President Donald Trump wasn’t the only big name to stop by the Capitol this week. Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty graced the Hill with his presence ahead of the congressional hockey game. This week also saw discussions of a tangled-up FAFSA prop, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer struggling with arithmetic and heartfelt tributes to the longest-serving member Rep. John Dingell, who died Thursday.

Thumbnail photo: A lighting crew sets up TV lights in Statuary Hall in preparation for the State of the Union on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call).

From the archives: Debbie Dingell’s office homage to the longest serving House member — her husband and predecessor, John
 

Former Rep. John Dingell, D-Michigan, died Thursday at 92. He served over 59 years in Congress, and his legacy lives on in the historical and sentimental objects he collected over the years.

Emmer assists lawmakers in triumph over lobbyists in congressional hockey game
 

A bipartisan team of lawmakers beat lobbyists 4-3 last night in an annual charity hockey match on Wednesday.