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How an Irish Speaker Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Read More

Photos: Wisconsinites in Washington

March 10, 2016

Speaker Ryan has literally hundreds of meetings every month—with members of Congress, heads of state, and religious leaders.  But none of those meetings are more important than the time he gets to spend with the very people who sent him to Congress in the first place. Read More

8 (Bill-Signing) Photos from February

March 04, 2016

Even with the extra day this year, February is still a short month, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the sheer volume of common-sense legislation that Congress has sent to the president's desk. (21 total bills so far this year!)  Here are the highlights from February: Read More

For Officer Williams

February 27, 2016

The tragedy happened exactly three years ago. While in the line of duty, Eric Williams was killed by an inmate at the federal penitentiary in Canaan, Pennsylvania. Officer Williams, who joined the Bureau of Prisons on September 11, 2001, was armed with only handcuffs during the attack. Read More

Foot Soldiers for Freedom Receive the Congressional Gold Medal

February 26, 2016

The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor that Congress can bestow. Its storied tradition dates all the way back to the first recipient, General George Washington, and this week, leaders of the House and Senate presented the medal to a different kind of soldier—those who marched peacefully in the 1965 civil rights protests. Read More