Kate Ackley, “Dingell, McCain honored for lifetime as defenders of Congress and democracy,” Roll Call:

“The Congressional Management Foundation will honor the late Sen. John McCain and longtime Rep. John D. Dingell, two Capitol Hill legends who died within the past year, with lifetime achievement democracy awards next month.”

Jordain Carney, “To-do list piles up for Congress,” The Hill:

With the first half of 2019 off to a slow legislative start, both chambers are facing a potential logjam of crucial deadlines and competing priorities heading into the back half of the year.”

Emily Langer, “Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican and former Senate Appropriations chairman, dies at 81,” The Washington Post:

“Thad Cochran, a Mississippi Republican who brought Southern gentility to Washington and Washington largesse to the South over nearly four decades in the U.S. Senate, where he was a past chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, died May 30 at a nursing home in Oxford, Miss. He was 81.”

Alex Daughtery, “Rubio’s office named ‘one of the best in Congress’ for constituent service,” The Miami Herald:

“Now, the Florida Republican is one of two members of Congress being recognized for their constituent service. Rubio and Califorinia Rep. Ro Khanna won the 2019 Democracy Award for constituent service from the Congressional Management Foundation, a non-partisan group that assesses how lawmakers achieve results when constituents bring federal issues to their attention.”

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