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Speaker Paul D. Ryan won’t have to compete with Miss Piggy.
That’s because the Wisconsin Republican will have the eyes of the nation on him and only him as he lights the Capitol Christmas Tree Wednesday on the West Front, at around 5 p.m. The White House, perhaps wisely, chose not to set up any dueling Christmas tree lightings this week. It scheduled the National Christmas Tree lighting for Thursday, complete with celebrity Muppet helpers. Full story
In honor of Thanksgiving, Heard on the Hill looks back at the times this year when food was the only thing on lawmakers’ minds.
In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, displays his collection of historical artifacts, hikes mountains with Rep. Louie Gohmert and brandishes a knife to CQ Roll Call.
Lawmakers prepped for their Thanksgiving recess by winking, saluting R. Kelly and “popping off.”
In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., shows off his New York roots, his book collection and his favorite pizza parlor.
At a theater in Southwest Washington Thursday night, Rep. Chris Van Hollen talked about his most recent acting gig.
“Since I sit next to Paul Ryan all day I know all of his lines. So I was invited to be Paul Ryan in the practice debates up in Delaware,” the Maryland Democrat told a group gathered at Arena Stage. “So I spent five days in Delaware. I can tell you, I don’t have the accent down, but I have the lines down.” Full story
Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., has gone on the offensive as to whether or not he violated ethics rules, requesting Thursday that the House Ethics Committee investigate him.
The FBI and the IRS are currently investigating his former company, Pittenger Land Investment, according to local media reports, to determine whether Pittenger transferred money from the company to his congressional campaign in 2012. Pittenger contends he did nothing wrong, and he wants the Ethics Committee to prove it. Full story
In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, shows off his Cincinnati roots and helps settle the city’s chili debate.
While many flocked to the theaters over the weekend to live vicariously as a secret agent through the latest James Bond film, some are paying a pretty penny to learn real skills from a CIA agent-turned-congressman.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, who is in his first term, is using his skills as a former C.I.A. agent to boost his re-election bid. His campaign is hosting a fundraiser on Nov. 20 called “Crash and Bang: Tactical and Offensive Driving with Rep. Will Hurd.” Full story
Lawmakers spent the week lighting cigars, contemplating “conundrums” and giving shout outs to Dolly Parton.
Friend of Roll Call Brent Roske speaks with Republican presidential hopefuls Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, as well as Rep. David Young, R-Iowa and Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad, on “Roske on Politics” this Sunday.
Watch a preview of the broadcast below and tune in at 11 a.m. on NBC-Hagerstown, right after “Meet the Press.”
On his way out the door, former Speaker John A. Boehner proclaimed one of his top post-retirement priorities was buying a new set of wheels, and Congress’ car salesmen are lining up to close the deal.
“Red Mustang GT convertible, that’s my recommendation for the speaker,” said Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., who built his business acumen as the owner of Freedom Automotive, operating Ford and Volvo dealerships in Virginia’s 2nd District. Full story
Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., was sporting a colorful bow tie as he walked through the Speaker’s Lobby Wednesday afternoon; a tribute to former Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., who died Tuesday night at the age of 84.
Walker succeeded Coble, who retired in 2014, in Congress. Coble was known around Capitol Hill for his madras jackets, which involved multi-colored plaid patterns, and Walker’s bow tie reflected that signature style. Full story
The Senate agreed to designate Nov. 7 as National Bison Day, but the bison lobby hopes for thunderous herds Wednesday night on Capitol Hill.
Rayburn’s Gold Room hosts the 4th annual Congressional National Bison Day Reception, featuring crowd-pleasing bison sliders, booze and a cupcake tribute to the big-horned mammal. Full story