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.
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce recognized 20 police and fire officials who responded to the June 14 shooting at a baseball where Republican members of Congress were practicing for a charity baseball game where House GOP Whip Steve Scalise was critically injured.
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To be honored are U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and Alexandria police officers Nicole Battaglia, Alexander Jensen and Kevin Jobe.
Rep. Steve Scalise made a triumphant return to the House last week, more than three months after he was wounded while practicing for an annual charity baseball game featuring members of Congress.
Alexandria’s top prosecutor says police were legally justified in using deadly force against the man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others during a congressional baseball practice in June — an attack the prosecutor called an act of terrorism. The report says officers fired 40 rounds responding to gunman James T. Hodgkinson.
The condition of the House majority whip — who was critically wounded in the June 14 shooting at an Alexandria baseball field — was listed as serious.
“I wake up with hot sweats, thinking: ‘You should have known. You should have known,'” she said.
The lobbyist who was wounded in last week’s congressional baseball practice shooting has been discharged from the hospital, his family says.
A week after she was wounded in a ferocious firefight on an Alexandria ballfield, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner was honored at the Congressional Women’s Softball Game.
The FBI confirmed Wednesday the 66-year-old man who opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice last week had a list of names of six members of Congress when he carried out his attack. Later Wednesday, the hospital treating House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot in the hip and seriously wounded, announced his condition had improved to fair.
After a shooting at a congressional baseball practice last Wednesday shook the region, Little League players returned to the field Tuesday to play ball.
The first three officers to respond to an Alexandria baseball field last week after a gunman opened fire on lawmakers were hailed for their actions by Alexandria’s police chief.
Last week’s shooting rampage at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, has prompted calls from some GOP lawmakers to relax D.C.’s strict gun laws to make it easier for members of Congress to carry firearms in the District.
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