A Familiar Voice Returns to Roll Call’s HOH

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By Betsy Rothstein Comments

While management continues sorting out what comes next, former HOH writer Emily Heil is back at the helm of the Capitol Hill gossip column HOH for the time being with a variety of Roll Call staff writers contributing to the column since Ali McSherry’s recent departure. Today’s column has a triple byline that includes Heil, Rachael Bade and Melanie Zanona.

Today, Heil, who has moved into a feature writing position, pokes fun at Gawker’s “photographic evidence” of House aides drinking beer in the office over the weekend. She also touches on importance on Capitol Hill by way of Essential and Non-Essential T-shirts.

Bade wrote on how members sustained themselves during budget negotiations — many skipped meals.  Zanona, meanwhile, wrote on Rep. Kevin Brady‘s (R-Texas) staff phoning WCP to check in about a satire story of revenue-seeking proposals that included a “snowball fee.” The Brady staffer was serious. WCP was not.