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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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Cantor Communications Director Lands at Purple

Aug. 18, 2014

Former Eric Cantor communications director Rory Cooper has joined Purple Strategies, moving from Capitol Hill following his boss’ shocking loss to work as managing director for the Alexandria-based public relations shop.

House Democrat: Look for Obama Impeachment if GOP Wins

Aug. 11, 2014

During a Twitter town hall event Monday, Rep. James E. Clyburn, the assistant minority leader, predicted that if Republicans retain the House, President Barack Obama will be impeached.

Marlin Stutzman's Long Game

Aug. 4, 2014

Marlin Stutzman knows how to plant seeds.

Cantor Delivers Final Speech as Majority Leader

July 31, 2014

Eric Cantor delivered a somber farewell as majority leader Thursday, telling his House colleagues that he has "truly lived the American Dream."

In a "one-minute" speech that lasted nearly 10 minutes — the standing ovation alone stretched to 60 seconds — Cantor delivered a doleful goodbye from his leadership post.

House Sends Highway Bill Back to Senate

July 31, 2014

In the frenetic legislative run-up to the August recess, House lawmakers sent their version of a highway bill back to the Senate after voting to disagree with that chamber’s amendment to the legislation.

Cantor Delivers Final Speech as Majority Leader (Video)

July 31, 2014

Eric Cantor delivered a somber farewell as majority leader Thursday, telling his House colleagues that he has “truly lived the American Dream.”

Ted Cruz Rallies House Conservatives to End 'Obama's Amnesty'

July 30, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz rallied conservatives Wednesday to “end President Obama’s amnesty” in a meeting late Wednesday — as GOP leaders agreed to vote on legislation Cruz is backing to do just that.

House Democrats Weigh Voting Down Highway Bill

July 30, 2014

Democrats are apparently considering a tactic of voting down the House highway bill in hopes that Republicans would have to accept the Senate measure that offers a different timeline for funding construction projects. Asked whether there would be new Democratic opposition to the bill on Wednesday, Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland suggested it is possible.

Dysfunctional Congress Sprints to Chaotic Finish

July 29, 2014

A Congress known for its dysfunction and acrimony may be on the verge of a rare triple combo — passing major bills addressing the border crisis, the Veterans Affairs scandal and the Highway Trust Fund in one week. But if it happens, it’s going to be like the rest of the 113th: ugly.

Will Democrats Bail Out Republicans on Border Supplemental?

July 29, 2014

As House Republicans search for the votes to pass a $659 million border supplemental bill, the key to getting the measure across the finish line may rest with one group: Democrats.

New GOP Optimism for Border Supplemental Before August (Updated)

July 25, 2014

Updated 12:01 p.m. |Republican lawmakers emerged from a special conference meeting Friday morning with renewed optimism that they could pass a slimmed-down border supplemental package before the August recess. But passage still may not be as easy as some expect.

Boehner Still Pushing on Border Supplemental, VA Crisis (Video)

July 24, 2014

With time running out before the August recess, Speaker John A. Boehner still wants deals for a border supplemental and to address the VA health care crisis, but put the onus on the Democrats and the White House to move in the GOP’s direction.

Boehner: Obama 'AWOL' on Border Crisis

July 24, 2014

With time running out before the August recess, Speaker John A. Boehner is talking with his colleagues about a supplemental spending package to address the flood of children crossing the border, but put the onus on Democrats and the White House to move in the GOP’s direction.

“It’s time for the White House to get their act together,” the Ohio Republican said. “This is a problem of the president's own making. And then he tries to — says he wants to solve the problem, so we that we can stop this influx, but then he changes his mind. We've got a president that's AWOL. And the president ought to get engaged in this if he actually wants something to happen."

Ethics Investigations Since 2009 — in One Chart

July 24, 2014

The Office of Congressional Ethics recently released its second-quarter report for 2014, and in the middle is a pie graph that gives congressional nerds some insight into what ethical lapses the OCE has been looking into since its inception.

Boehner Pens Letter to Obama on Border Crisis, Congressional Response

July 23, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner wrote to the president Wednesday to tell him that it is “difficult to see how” Congress could address the ongoing crisis at the border without addressing the 2008 human trafficking law that many Republicans contend has helped create the surge of migrants on the Southwest border.

Cruz Meets With Conservatives to Discuss Border Crisis (Updated)

July 23, 2014

Updated 1:23 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz once again met with a group of the House’s most conservative lawmakers Wednesday morning to discuss potential legislative responses to the flood of children crossing the border.

The Border Supplemental and 'the Height of Irresponsibility'

July 22, 2014

With the August recess fast approaching and emergency funding to deal with the border crisis seemingly no closer to passage than it was a week ago, Democrats and Republicans are firing up a new round of the blame game.

Chaffetz on Oversight: More Results, Less Confrontation

July 22, 2014

In the past 89 years, there have been four members of Congress who became committee chairmen in their fourth term. Rep. Jason Chaffetz is trying to become the fifth.

Boehner Losing Optimism on Addressing Border Crisis Before August Recess (Video)

July 17, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner seems to be losing confidence that Congress can pass legislation addressing the wave of children coming across the border before lawmakers head back to their districts for the August recess.

Boehner Losing Optimism on Addressing Border Crisis Before August Recess

July 17, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner seems to be losing confidence that Congress can pass legislation addressing the wave of children coming across the border before lawmakers head back to their districts for the August recess.

Asked on Thursday during his weekly news conference whether he thought Congress would address the crisis before the recess, Boehner said, “I would certainly hope so, but I don’t have as much optimism as I’d like to have.”

Chairman: Ethics Committee Can Only 'Offer Up Advice'

July 16, 2014

Open government advocates and congressional watchdogs, frustrated with what they decry as a culture of corruption on Capitol Hill, would like to see the House Ethics Committee take more aggressive action on cleaning up Congress.

Why House Conservatives Don't Support Obama Impeachment

July 15, 2014

A curious line of reasoning emerged Tuesday as to why conservatives in Congress aren’t chomping at the bit to impeach a president that they believe has broken the law: There isn’t enough time.

Poll: Majority Finds Boehner Lawsuit 'Political Stunt'

July 15, 2014

A new survey from a Democrat-associated polling firm has found that 51 percent of respondents say Speaker John A. Boehner’s lawsuit against the president is a “political stunt.”

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