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August 22, 2014
As Heard on the Hill’s look back at 2014 rolls on, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid organizes his calendar, greases pigs and pays tribute to his favorite Americans — the Koch brothers.
August 15, 2014
Heard on the Hill continues its look back at the best Hits and Misses from 2014, this week focusing on Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s love for children, baseball and fist pumps.
August 4, 2014
As cell phones, rhetorical questions and Chinese drywall graced the House and Senate floor, some members prepped for “summer vacation,” while others just could not wait to get to Waffle House.
August 1, 2014
As the Senate worked through a series of procedural motions and votes on Thursday night, one senator just wanted catch his flight home.
Caught on a clerk’s microphone as the roll call for a vote on the Highway Trust Fund patch was read, the senator tells the clerk it is time for “summer vacation.”
“We have a plane home … [at] 9:30,” the senator says to the clerk. “Bags are packed, ready to go … leaving on a jet plane.”
Although the Senate is in session today, the next vote series is scheduled for Sept. 8, when senators return from a five-week recess.
July 25, 2014
As members discuss ski resorts, bears and rivers, the Vice President reminds us why America should be “number one.”
July 18, 2014
As members discuss bathroom breaks, candy and The People’s Court, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., refuses to yield the Senate floor.
July 11, 2014
As members discuss Jesus and car brakes, Rep. Mike Simpson says members need to know when to “shut up.”
June 27, 2014
While members counted votes and confused reporters in their final week before the July Fourth recess, John A. Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell sang to overcome the odds.
June 20, 2014
As summer approaches, members turned to flavored e-cigarettes, arithmetic and CIA analysts on acid to make it through the heat of the week.
June 14, 2014
Even with Majority Leader Eric Cantor stealing the spotlight for much of the week, members managed to focus their attention on beef jerky, hamburgers, pools and Ewoks.
June 6, 2014
Senators kicked off the first week of June asking for reporters’ names, analyzing the “Wizard of Oz” and taking baths to clean themselves of sewer waste.
May 30, 2014
It may have been a short work week, but members still found the time to discuss the pros and cons of pets using pot, their relations to Mark Wahlberg and the lifespan of Twinkies.
May 23, 2014
While Rep. Steve King is busy challenging members to duels, members tell reporters to grow out their hair, reflect on the glory days of dial-up Internet and cite Stephen Colbert on the floor.
May 16, 2014
Democrats offer to show their amendments if Republicans show theirs, Sen. Ted Cruz quotes Jack Nicholson and Majority Leader Harry Reid explains the difference between mirages and solar panels.
May 9, 2014
While Majority Leader Harry Reid dished on greased pigs, the Nevada desert and People magazine, members kept busy focusing on Kool-Aid, CNN and “House of Cards.”