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January 29, 2014

3-Word Stories: State of the Union Edition

We sent CQ Roll Call reporters Emily Cahn, Sarah Chacko and Cristina Marcos to Statuary Hall after President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address to get reactions from members of Congress in their own words (and their own handwriting!) You can see the original #SOTUin3words photos on Instagram, or view them all in one place below.


December 10, 2013

Paul Ryan Suggests Burrito Brothers Over Tortilla Coast

Watch out, Tortilla Coast. House Budget Chairman and restaurant staff alumnus Paul D. Ryan is recommending dinner at Burrito Brothers at 205 Pennsylvania Ave. SE as Capitol Hill awaits a budget deal.

Asked if he and Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., would announce a deal Tuesday evening, Ryan said, “I hope to … soon.”

Has Ryan turned his back on Tortilla Coast? (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll File Photo)

Has Ryan turned his back on Tortilla Coast? (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll File Photo)

What “soon” meant, Ryan wouldn’t say. “Don’t leave,” he suggested to reporters. “I’m going to have a late night. I don’t know about you guys.”

A reporter then asked if he could go to dinner. “Yeah, go to dinner. Nearby. Go to Burrito Brothers, it’s great,” Ryan replied.

Perhaps it was to wave off reporters from catching wind of any secret meetings at Tortilla Coast, the House GOP’s Mexican restaurant of choice at 440 First St. SE. We’re not privy to any easy-access Burrito Brothers basement for such a confab.

August 1, 2013

Eddie Bernice Johnson Rips Into Lamar Smith

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

With the August recess looming large, members are slipping in the last partisan jabs they can before everyone retreats to the echo chambers of their respective districts.

During her opening statement on a resolution to authorize subpoenas for research data the Environmental Protection Agency uses to justify air quality regulations, House Science ranking member Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas got a little too personal, in the opinion of the panel’s Republicans. Full story

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