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: June 14, 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

Past Episodes

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
There's congressional skepticism about President Trump's immigration plan and concern about the ongoing trade war with China. But the president's announcement of an agreement involving Mexico and Canada creates a clearer path for congressional approval of a new trade deal.
00:06:35 5/16/2019
The House Judiciary Committee has recommended finding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress and legal battles are growing between congressional Democrats and the White House, with some saying the country is in the midst of a constitutional crisis.
00:08:17 5/9/2019
Attorney General William Barr has endured a grilling in the Senate and searing criticism from House Democrats, but the president and Republicans are standing by him as Congress and the White House continue to battle over the handling of the Mueller report. WTOP's Mitchell Miller has more in "The Week on the Hill."
00:07:00 5/2/2019
Escalating tensions between House Democrats and President Trump are likely to get worse, as Congress returns for session and the presidential campaign starts moving into gear.
00:06:39 4/25/2019
Legal tension has ratcheted up between House Democrats and the White House over the release of the Mueller report. WTOP's Mitchell Miller and emeritus and senior Capitol Hill correspondent Dave McConnell look at where the political battles are headed on this week's episode of "The Week on the Hill."
00:03:53 4/4/2019

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