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February 10, 2016

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February 5, 2016

Rep. Castro Welcomes Baby Boy

Photo courtesy of Castro's twitter.

(Photo courtesy of Castro’s Twitter account.)

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and his wife, Anna Flores, welcomed a new son, Roman Victor Castro, this week.

The baby was born on Tuesday Castro’s district in San Antonio, weighing in at 7.5 pounds and 20.25 inches long. Full story

January 5, 2016

Roll Call Family Continues to Grow


Micah Salzman Margolies (Courtesy Rebecca Gale)

Roll Call staff writer Rebecca Gale welcomed a new baby boy on Monday afternoon. The proud dad, attorney Warren Margolies, announced the birth of Micah Salzman Margolies, named after his great-grandfather Max Kravitz and Rebecca’s great-grandmother, Rose (Salzman) Gale.

Micah was born at 3:08 p.m. on Jan. 4, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches. He is the couple’s second child, following Ezra Alan Margolies, who was born in August 2013.

“We know Ezra is incredibly excited to be a big brother,” Warren wrote in an email.

Congratulations Rebecca and Warren!

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January 1, 2016

The Lighter Side of Congress

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 29 - Incoming speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., shakes hands with outgoing Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stands beside in the House Chambers of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, October 29, 2015. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Out with the Boehner, in with the Ryan. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

With another calendar year and session of Congress wrapped up, HOH would be remiss if we didn’t take a look back at what made it all special, from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s parking skills to the richest man in Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa, dishing on where the cheapest sodas were,  from Capitol Police leaving guns in the potty to Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., doing 46 pushups. Full story

December 28, 2015

Rep. Young Welcomes Great Grandson

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 1: Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and his wife Anne Garland Walton walk by Speaker Boehner's office in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Young, right, seen here with wife Garland Walton spent Christmas getting to know his new great-grandson Jaxson. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, welcomed a great grandson this month, Jaxson, who was born Dec. 13 and whom the congressman met for the first time on Christmas day. He is Young’s first great grandchild.

“Parenthood has been one of the greatest honors of my life, so words can hardly describe the joy I felt holding my great grandson for the first time,” he shared on Facebook.

Jaxson is the son of Caity Crombie, one of Young’s 14 grand-children. Kaity is the daughter of Dawn Vallely, one of Young’s two daughters.

It’s been a busy 2015 for Young family additions. On June 9, Young married Anne Garland Walton on his 82nd birthday. The two had a private ceremony in the Capitol chapel and House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy officiated.


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October 2, 2015

Richard Hudson Brands Firstborn With Familiar Moniker

North Carolina Republican Richard Hudson officially welcomed son Richard Lane Hudson III into the fold Tuesday.

(Courtesy Richard Hudson)

(Courtesy Richard Hudson)

Per a birth announcement shared on social media, the latest addition to Team Hudson arrived on Sept. 29, just seconds shy of midnight. Full story

August 13, 2015

Just Call Him ‘Grandpa Boehner’

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 10: Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, shakes hands with John Griffin, age 3, son of Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., as he walks back to his office after a vote on the House floor in the Capitol on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Boehner reacquainted himself with the younger set in 2013, when he shook hands with John Griffin, the three-year-old son of former Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Speaker John A. Boehner is famous for being a softie when it comes to “the children,” so we can’t imagine what kind of tears of joy he shed at the birth of his first grandchild, whose arrival was announced to the world on Thursday afternoon via Twitter:

No photos yet, but the Ohio Republican offered a few vital stats for inquiring minds following a congratulatory tweet from his colleague, House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers:  

HOH hears that little Alistair’s mom is Lindsay, one of Boehner’s two daughters who married in 2013.

A spokeswoman in the speaker’s office confirmed that Boehner is “thrilled.”



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June 8, 2015

Alexis Flake May Be Congressional Baseball’s Biggest Fan

Once upon a time, Alexis Flake, daughter of Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, met a somewhat mysterious stranger under the dazzling lights of Nationals Park.

(Courtesy Alexis Flake Arias)

(Courtesy Alexis Flake Arias)

Four years, and three Democrat victories in a row later, Alexis’s home team stands poised to grow by one pending the arrival of a little one later this summer. Full story

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