Steve Scalise, the House majority whip who was shot at a Republican baseball practice a year ago, fielded a ground ball and threw out the first batter of the annual congressional baseball game Thursday.
Members of Congress may not always agree and they may have challenges working together, but on Thursday they put their partisan differences aside for America’s favorite pastime. And, it’s for charity, too.
Though members of Congress may not always agree on Capitol Hill, they came together for America’s favorite pastime Thursday night. See photos.
A year to the day after the Congressional baseball shooting, Steve Scalise and fellow Louisianian Cedric Richmond return to the spotlight at Nationals Park.
The coach of the Republican baseball team says he personally asked President Donald Trump to attend the annual game on Thursday, the anniversary of the shooting rampage that wounded the third-ranking GOP leader and others.
The annual D.C. bipartisan showdown is set as tickets go on sale for the Congressional Baseball Game on June 14.
After the events of this year’s Congressional Baseball Game, Wednesday’s Congressional Football Game has taken on greater weight.
After a record setting attendance at last week’s Congressional baseball game, Wednesday night’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game is expected to raise a record amount of money for charity.
Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, met last week with House Speaker Paul Ryan to express concern about security for members.
The day after a man armed with an assault rifle opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, remained in the hospital in critical condition. President Donald Trump said Thursday Scalise is “in some trouble.”
Nearly 25,000 fans showed up to support lawmakers and raised over $1 million at the Congressional Baseball Game just 36 hours after Wednesday’s shooting.
Both parties took to the field at Nats Park on Thursday for the Congressional Baseball Game. Here are some scenes from inside and outside the ballpark.
Organizers for the Congressional Baseball Game planned to make additional tickets available for Thursday’s night game after selling more than 20,000 tickets.
In light of Wednesday’s events, the Congressional Baseball Game has taken on an outsized importance this year.
Representatives and senators who were at the Congressional Baseball Game practice in Alexandria during the shooting Wednesday morning describe a scene reminiscent of combat and say that the leadership position of one of the players may have been what saved their lives.