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Matt Fuller covers House leadership for Roll Call. He previously covered defense, veterans affairs, energy and agriculture for CQ, as well as the House and Senate floor. He came to CQ Roll Call as a legislative information researcher in August 2010 and was previously an intern for Roll Call's GalleryWatch team.

Hailing from the seacoast area of New Hampshire, Matt graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2010. During his college days, he founded a joke newspaper and served as a member of student government.

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Obama Calls Cantor After Day of Immigration Sparring

April 16, 2014

Updated 6:05 p.m. | President Barack Obama called House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday to implore House Republicans to hold a vote on the Senate-passed immigration overhaul, prompting Cantor to say the president hasn’t learned how to work with Congress.

Immigration Overhaul: Democrats Look to Flip 30 House Republicans

April 15, 2014

Democrats are holding out hope that their discharge petition on a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill can still work — or at least be used as election-year ammo.

Jindal Calls on McAllister to Resign

April 10, 2014

The chorus calling on Rep. Vance McAllister to resign is growing.

Boehner Hammers Obama Administration Over Benghazi, IRS (Video)

April 10, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner had a few things to say Thursday morning.

Boehner Hammers Obama Administration Over Benghazi, IRS

April 10, 2014

During his weekly press conference, which lasted for just more than 6 minutes, Boehner criticized former IRS official Lois Lerner, knocked Democrats for playing politics rather than working with Republicans to create jobs, and, most notably and vociferously, knocked the Obama administration for putting up roadblocks to answers on Benghazi, Operation Fast and Furious and the IRS scandal.

Boehner Says Unemployment Extension Is Up to White House (Video) (Updated)

April 10, 2014

Updated 2:20 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday it’s up to the White House to make a new proposal before he’ll consider an unemployment benefits extension, as the House left town for two weeks without acting on a bipartisan Senate bill.

Pelosi: 'Race' Part of the Reason GOP Won't Act on Immigration (Video)

April 10, 2014

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that “race” is one reason Republicans are avoiding an immigration overhaul.

Boehner Still Blocking Unemployment Extension

April 10, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner doesn't seem to think the Senate passing an unemployment benefits extension has changed the political calculus for the House.

Boehner said Thursday morning that he had made it clear to the president in December that an unemployment insurance extension would "have to be paid for and would have to include things that would help get our economy moving.

Pelosi: 'Race' Part of the Reason GOP Won't Act on Immigration

April 10, 2014

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that "race" is one reason Republicans are avoiding an immigration overhaul.

During her weekly press conference, the California Democrat implied there were ulterior reasons Republicans weren't addressing immigration.

"I think race has something to do with them not bringing up the immigration bill," Pelosi said. "I've heard them say to the Irish, 'If it was just you, it would be easy.'"

McAllister Skips Votes After Kissing Video Blows Up

April 8, 2014

Rep. Vance McAllister, embroiled in a scandal over a video allegedly showing the married Republican kissing an employee, did not vote when the House reconvened Monday night.

McAllister, Caught on Tape With Staffer, Asks for 'Forgiveness'

April 7, 2014

Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister, a conservative Louisiana Republican who was sworn-in five months ago, asked for privacy for his children and forgiveness from constituents Monday, acknowledging the validity of a video showing him kissing one of his employees.

Steve King: Illegal Immigrants Kill Americans Every Day

April 7, 2014

Rep. Steve King has been known to make, from time to time, some controversial remarks about immigration — and his floor speech on Friday was no exception.

Speaking to a nearly empty chamber, the Iowa Republican said the result of an immigration overhaul would be more dead Americans.

Steve King: Illegal Immigrants Kill Americans Every Day (Video)

April 4, 2014

Rep. Steve King has been known to make, from time to time, some controversial remarks about immigration — and his floor speech on Friday was no exception.

Pelosi: Campaign Cash Ruling an 'Existential Threat' (Video)

April 3, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is one of the most prolific fundraisers in congressional history. But that doesn’t mean she’s a fan of Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down the aggregate limit on campaign contributions.

Texas Republicans: Cruz, Cornyn, Stockman Discord Disrupts Weekly Confab

April 3, 2014

Loving the state you represent is not a unique phenomenon in Congress. But, as Texas Republicans are just dying to tell you, everything is bigger in the Lone Star State. This is Part III of Texas Rising, a continuing series on Texas Republicans. Part I examined the growing clout of the House delegation and Part II delved into the GOP’s weekly lunch.

Fort Hood Shooting Reopens Unresolved Issues

April 2, 2014

Another deadly shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas has pushed still unresolved issues related to the massacre there nearly five years ago back to the congressional forefront.

Van Hollen Rips 2015 Ryan Budget as 'The Worst'

April 1, 2014

It’s no surprise the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, didn’t like the Republican budget proposal from the Budget Chairman, Paul D. Ryan. But it might be a surprise exactly how much Van Hollen hates it.

In Texas GOP 'Family,' Food Is the Tie That Binds

March 31, 2014

Loving the state you represent is not a unique phenomenon in Congress. But, as Texas Republicans are just dying to tell you, everything is bigger in the Lone Star State. This is Part II of Texas Rising, a continuing series on Texas Republicans. Part I examined the growing clout of the House delegation, the largest in the GOP.

Secret 'Doc Fix' Deal Angers Rank and File (Video)

March 27, 2014

The House on Thursday passed a bill that likely did not have the votes to pass.

Leaders Sneak 'Doc Fix' by Members in Bipartisan Power Move

March 27, 2014

The House on Thursday passed a bill that did not have the votes to pass.

It was clear that a bill ensuring doctors’ Medicare payments aren’t cut did not have enough support, so Republican leaders struck a closed-door agreement with Democrats to pass it by voice vote while members were not yet in the chamber, according to members and aides from both parties.

The voice vote allowed members to avoid a tough roll call, which would have forced them to either vote for a bill they do not support or allow doctors who treat Medicare patients to take a pay cut, incensing powerful outside interests.

Hoyer Renews Call for 'Grand Bargain'

March 24, 2014

Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer really wants a grand bargain, and he says now, “when we don’t have a crisis breathing down our necks,” is the time to do it.

In the GOP, Texas Is in Charge

March 24, 2014

Loving the state you represent is not a unique phenomenon in Congress. But, as Texas Republicans are just dying to tell you, everything is bigger in the Lone Star State.

Cantor Says House Budget Will Conform to 'Spending Limits' (Updated)

March 21, 2014

Updated 3:44 p.m. |Majority Leader Eric Cantor is telling House Republicans they will produce a budget that adheres to spending limits and balances the budget in ten years.

Heritage Drowns Cruz's Perfect Score

March 14, 2014

Updated 7:22 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz no longer has a 100 percent rating on Heritage Action for America’s scorecard — he just may not know it yet.

CBC Chastises Ryan Remarks on Poverty (Updated)

March 14, 2014

Updated 11:39 p.m. | The Congressional Black Caucus has invited Rep. Paul D. Ryan to a CBC meeting to discuss their perspectives on poverty after the House Budget chairman made some self-described “inarticulate” remarks on the subject.

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