CQ on Congress

100 EpisodesProduced by CQ Roll Call

CQ's Shawn Zeller examines Capitol Hill's breaking news with the reporters, editors and sources that make CQ the leading news organization covering Washington.

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How to Read Midterm Polls

September 21st, 2018


While Washington is obsessed with the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, voters — Republicans and Democrats— are more concerned about the …

Trump's FDA Takes on Tobacco

September 14th, 2018


In an administration proud of its deregulatory approach, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has defied the trend. He's proposed to mandate lower …

Anti-Trump Fervor Puts Senate in Play

September 7th, 2018

Democrats "definitely have a chance to win the Senate,'' election analyst Nathan Gonzales tells CQ on Congress. He maps out where Democrats can pick up Senate seats in the midterm elections as well as which races they …

Congress Expands Oversight of Social Media

August 31st, 2018


Twitter, Facebook and possibly Google executives are preparing to testify before Senate and House committees next week over concerns that foreign …

Battle Lines for the Supreme Court

August 24th, 2018


Democrats are pushing for a delay in upcoming confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, arguing that Kavanaugh …

Do Debt and Deficits Matter? It Depends on Who's Minding U.S. Fiscal Policy

August 16th, 2018


The Congressional Budget Office recently revised its earlier, already dire warning that the national debt will be 150% larger than the entire U.S. …

Space Farce? The Challenges of Creating a New Military Department in Just 2 Years

August 10th, 2018


CQ editor Patrick B. Pexton talks with writer Andrew Clevinger about all the steps needed to create the Space Force. The biggest challenge? A two-year NDAA, waiting on the president's desk to sign when he returns from …

Isn't That Special... Special Election Season Wraps

August 8th, 2018


There have been 11 special elections for the U.S. Congress in the last two years, and they all have one thing in common: Democrats have performed …

A GOP Congress Tries to Limit Its Republican President on Foreign Policy

August 3rd, 2018


Lawmakers seem to be finally feeling their checks-and-balances oats, as members of both the House and Senate, from both parties, begin passing some …

House Lawmakers Leave Town With Much to Do Before Midterms

July 27th, 2018


The House is officially on recess and Roll Call leadership reporter Lindsey McPherson unpacks all the legislation lawmakers will need to tackle when …

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