Congress is back in town after its summer recess (six weeks for the U.S. House of Representatives, five weeks for the U.S. Senate). The hallway lights are back on, and business casual dress is no longer appropriate.
Capitol Hill sees its share of celebrities from time to time. Most travel to Washington to testify before a congressional committee, join a protest or hold a press conference.
A little over a year ago, French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte visited the United States for President Donald Trump’s first state visit. Among the pomp and circumstance that comes with an official State visit at the White House, the two “first couples” planted a tree on the Sou…
The temperature and humidity are rising in Washington. That means that it is almost time for the Congressional softball game, where female members of Congress and Washington-area news reporters duke it out on the softball field for the Young Survival Coalition, a charity that supports young …
The U.S. Capitol is going to see a couple new faces, albeit in stone form. Last month, the Arkansas 92nd General Assembly decided to donate two new statues to the U.S. Capitol to replace the statues of two Arkansans—lawyer Uriah Milton Rose and Gov. James Paul Clarke, both of which have been…
Washington’s journalists who cover the White House recently descended on the Washington Hilton ballroom to have their annual pat-on-the-back White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
The Democrats swept the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 election and many of those newly elected members of Congress won in districts where President Donald Trump won just two years prior.
Well, folks. It’s that time again. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are just around the corner. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are in the beginning phases of the process, which are set to be released in 2020.
In Washington these days, it’s all about power and winning, which is why I was pleasantly surprised to learn of several veteran congressmen’s decision to give up their seats on the House Agriculture Committee to make room for new faces.
As I’m sure you’re aware, the federal government is in a partial shutdown. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, we can all agree that the government needs to reopen, but that’s about all we agree on.
When I was a kid, the outfit I picked out to wear on the first day of school was a really big deal. I would imagine that same sentiment rings true for newly elected members of Congress on their first day.
In case you’ve been living under a rock the past couple years, America just had a midterm election, and the outcome will have a large impact on the way our country will be governed for at least the next couple of years.
As I write this week’s column, Washington was wrapping up the public-facing events celebrating President George H.W. Bush’s honorable and incredible life. He embodied what it means to be an American patriot and public servant.
The halls of Congress are dim and quiet, at least for another week, as the action is outside of Washington. America has midterm elections coming up, and politicians are back in their home states and districts campaigning for their political lives.
You may have heard that we have a new trade agreement with our northern and southern neighbors. It’ll take time to get used to the new name, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA, for short).
I was raised in a household, as I’m sure many of you folks were too, where you ate what was on your dinner plate. I mean, you had to eat everything on your plate, because there were starving children in other parts of the world.