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Members of Congress ramp up town hall meetings in August recess

Caught Our Eye Posted by Jenna Ebersole on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Members of Congress are marking town hall milestones and making plans at restaurants, libraries and churches with constituents ahead of the August recess.

During the August recess, Republicans will continue their more than 2-to-1 dominance in town hall meetings this year, with 452 scheduled for Democrats and 1,221 for Republicans in 2015. House Republicans have scheduled 56 town halls through early September compared to Democrats' 18, according to LegiStorm tracking so far. Many more town halls are expected to be announced over the coming weeks.

Trump leads Twitter buzz on Capitol Hill

Caught Our Eye Posted by Jenna Ebersole on Monday, July 27, 2015

As billionaire Donald Trump surges in the 2016 presidential polls, Capitol Hill is obsessed, at least as measured by the tweets about him.

Trump has garnered 903 Twitter mentions from the Hill this month as he questioned Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) war hero status and took the lead in national polls. Only Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton comes close to his congressional Twitter numbers, with 574 mentions so far in July and no other candidate breaking 200. 

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