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.

Capitol Ink | Federal Disaster Relief Bill

Menendez, Gillibrand Call for Puerto Rico “Marshall Plan” on Hurricane Anniversary

Democratic Sens. Robert Menendez and Kirsten Gillibrand called for Congress to act to provide further assistance to Puerto Rico, criticizing President Donald Trump’s response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma one year after the disasters. 

Capitol Ink | EPA Toaster Oven

Capitol Hill Might Dodge Florence Direct Hit, But Watch for Flooding

Del. Plaskett Shares Lechon and Other Island Food With D.C. Staff
At the Table, where lawmakers show Roll Call their favorite place for a meal on the Hill 

Capitol Ink | Hurricane DACA


Money Is There to Deal with Hurricane Damage, Pence Says
VP: Officials ‘truly believe’ ample federal funds are on hand

Vice President Mike Pence (far right, seated at table) sits at the head of the table on Sunday in the White House Situation Room as senior officials discussed Hurricane Harvey. President Donald Trump was at Camp David, and is pictured on the right video screen. (White House photo)

Vice President Mike Pence said Monday the federal government has adequate funding on hand to deal with the historic flooding and damage done by Hurricane Harvey, possibly looking to tamp down concerns that Congress could get into a spending fight over the cost of the storm’s aftermath.

Lawmakers from hard-hit Texas and Louisiana say they expect Congress will have to add a Hurricane Harvey aid bill to its packed autumn agenda. But Pence told a Houston television station that could be unnecessary.

Florida Democrats Criticize Scott for Not Extending Registration
Rick Scott Says No to Extending Voter Registration Dates

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would not extend voter registration dates. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Florida's Democratic Congressional delegation criticized Gov. Rick Scott for not allowing four more days of voter registration.

"It will be logistically challenging and likely impossible for many who would like to register to vote to be able to do so before the impending deadline on October 11th," a letter said.