The Week on the Hill

The Week On The Hill takes a closer look at the biggest developments in Congress and Washington, and what they mean to you. Each week, WTOP Capitol Hill Correspondents Mitchell Miller and Dave McConnell provide listeners with a roadmap of what's ahead on the political horizon.


The Week on the Hill

The Week on the Hill -- Aug. 16, 2019

Congressional Democrats are trying to keep up the drumbeat for passing gun legislation following the latest mass shootings. And while dozens of lawmakers have traveled to Israel without controversy this summer, a trip planned by two freshmen congresswomen blew up into an international back-and-forth involving top the highest-ranking members of Congress and the longtime U.S. ally.
00:07:40 8/15/2019

Past Episodes

President Donald Trump says he believes congressional leaders from both parties can come together on legislation that would expand background checks for gun purchases, in the wake of the deadly attacks in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. But there are plenty of political challenges ahead, and Congress has a history of backing down on broad gun control measures.
00:00:00 8/8/2019
Democratic presidential candidates battered each other during the debates in Detroit and are now busy preparing for the next round. At the White House, President Trump has moved past his initial pick to become the next director of national intelligence. And lawmakers have now left Washington for the August recess, after the Senate passed a sweeping, two-year budget plan. WTOP's Mitchell Miller takes a look at the busy summer.
00:00:00 8/1/2019
The congressional hearings featuring Robert Mueller didn't provide the political punch hoped for by many Democrats. But a key House Committee is still moving ahead with legal action against the Trump administration, as lawmakers consider the latest developments and their implications for impeachment.
00:00:00 7/25/2019
Immigration and border issues are still simmering, as Congress returns from the holiday break. House Democrats are vowing to do more to protect migrant children at holding facilities, while the president defends border agents and indicates he'll keep fighting for a citizenship question on the U.S. Census.
00:05:16 7/4/2019
Billions of dollars in humanitarian aid will soon be on the way to the southern border, after a divided Congress passed legislation before the holiday break. And along with the summer temperatures, the Democratic presidential race is heating up, following the first two debates. WTOP's Mitchell Miller has more in this episode of The Week on the Hill.
00:00:00 6/27/2019
President Trump tries to clarify comments that set off an uproar in Congress, after suggesting he'd be open to getting political dirt on an opponent from a foreign government, and lawmakers press for legislation tightening election security involving foreign interference, in the wake of the president's remarks in this episode of The Week on The Hill.
00:00:00 6/13/2019
Congress has returned to a political cauldron of issues, including tariffs and Mexico, as well as how to proceed on possible impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. And a vote is on the way in the House that could find the attorney general in contempt of Congress.
00:00:00 6/6/2019
Congress returns from its latest break to deal with a host of major issues: impeachment, possible testimony from former special counsel Robert Mueller and now, how to deal with President Trump's new tariff plan, aimed at forcing Mexico to do more about migrants at the border.
00:07:59 5/30/2019
The battle between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is becoming personal, as well as political. And while Congress is now on a holiday break for the unofficial start of summer, the issue of impeachment is likely to hang heavy in the air like Washington's humidity.
00:00:00 5/23/2019

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