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Electoral Ballot Arrival
The electoral ballots were seen being taken to the House Chamber to be counted, followed by the senators.
January 6, 2017 : 1 min. 2 sec.

CLIP: Counting of Electoral College Votes
The House and Senate convened for a joint session of Congress to verify certificates and count electoral college votes from each state for president and vice president of the United States.
January 6, 2017 : 4 min. 19 sec.

CLIP: 2017 Congressional Preview
Ben Geman previewed the upcoming 2017 Congressional term including Republican's legislative priorities, the Democratic strategy as the minority party, and the confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's administration. A clip of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan outlining the goals of the new Congress was included.
January 3, 2017 : 6 min. 22 sec.

CLIP: The Influence of Money in Politics
Former Representative Tim Roemer and former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talked about the influence of money in politics and ways to reduce its impact and increase trust in the democratic system.
December 14, 2016 : 5 min. 18 sec.

CLIP: Wasteful Federal Spending Report
Senator James Lankford (R-OK) gave an overview of the 2016 “Federal Fumbles” report, which details $247 billion of federal spending that the senator believes is unnecessary or excessive. He also discussed the federal budget process and ways to improve it.
December 8, 2016 : 8 min. 31 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Earmarks
Stephen Dinan talked about the debate in Congress over restoration of earmarks, as well as the history of earmarks and how members of Congress use and negotiate special federal spending for their pet projects.
November 21, 2016 : 5 min. 32 sec.

CLIP: Lame-Duck Session of Congress Preview
Scott Wong reported by video from Capitol Hill on key issues to be debated during the lame-duck session of Congress beginning this week as well as congressional leadership elections. He discussed the changes in the political dynamic among Republicans in Congress since the presidential election. Video clips were shown of Representatives Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Daniel Kildee (D-MI) speaking on the House floor about the continuing budget resolution on September 28, 2016.
November 11, 2016 : 13 min. 43 sec.

CLIP: Congress Overrides Veto of 9/11 Bill
A look at Congress' veto override of a bill allowing the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia. USA Today's Gregory Korte talked about the first congressional override of a presidential veto during the Obama administration and a clip of President Obama's reaction to the vote was included.
September 29, 2016 : 8 min. 11 sec.

CLIP: Campaign 2016 House Races
Kyle Trygstad talked about key 2016 House races, as well as whether the Democratic Party has a chance of taking back the chamber in November. Other topics included the role of party committees, fundraising, and redistricting. Television ads from key races were also shown.
September 20, 2016 : 9 min. 2 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Agenda
Journalists Niels Lesniewski and Kelsey Snell previewed the issues facing the House and the Senate as both chambers return to to work after a seven-week recess. Topics included a spending deal to avoid a government shutdown and funding to combat the Zika virus.
September 5, 2016 : 5 min. 3 sec.
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