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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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Democrats' August Messaging Plan: 'Call a Fork a Fork'

July 30, 2015

As House Democrats head back to their districts for the August break, the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee’s 12-page “August Playbook” gives a key messaging strategy: Communicate more like Republicans.

Anti-Boehner Motion Muddies GOP's Recess Messaging (Video)

July 29, 2015

Updated 6:53 p.m. | House Republicans may have left Washington for the next five weeks, but the divided conference’s problems will be tagging along with them.

Meadows Explains Effort to Overthrow Boehner

July 28, 2015

So why exactly did Rep. Mark Meadows offer a resolution to strip Speaker John A. Boehner of his gavel?

House Preps 3-Month Highway Bill, Sans Ex-Im Bank

July 28, 2015

With House Republicans — for now — unwilling to take up the Senate’s six-year highway bill, and with the Senate unwilling to act on the House’s five-month bill, House GOP leadership has a legislative offer it’s hoping can get them to the August recess a day early.

McCarthy: House Won't Take Up Senate Highway Bill Before Recess

July 27, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy had a message for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday: The House is not taking up the Senate highway bill before the August recess.

Boehner Admits CR Is Fate of Appropriations (Video)

July 23, 2015

With only 16 scheduled legislative days before government funding runs out, Speaker John A. Boehner finally acknowledged Thursday that the House and Senate were headed toward funding the government through a continuing resolution.

Pelosi: Investigate the Makers of the Planned Parenthood Videos (Video)

July 23, 2015

Following the release of a controversial hidden-camera video, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t buy the need to look into Planned Parenthood and the alleged sale of fetal tissue. In fact, with revelations the video was somewhat misleadingly edited, Pelosi thinks it’s time there’s an investigation into the makers of the clip.

Highway Bill Game of Chicken Imperils August Recess (Video)

July 23, 2015

With the Senate still working through a six-year highway bill, and with just four scheduled legislative days before the Highway Trust Fund runs dry — and the August recess begins — House leaders, Republican and Democratic, are sending a unified message to the Senate: Take our highway bill. Please.

House GOP Leaders Frosty on Senate Highway Bill

July 22, 2015

As the Senate continues to work through a long-term highway bill, House Republicans and Democrats seem increasingly united on one thing: They’re not exactly enthusiastic about the legislation.

Freedom Caucus Forms 'Fight Club' in House

July 22, 2015

Six months after the House Freedom Caucus was founded, it’s still unclear what exactly it is — or will be — beyond two key characteristics: its commitment to secrecy and to being a thorn in the side of House Speaker John A. Boehner.

In Advance of August Recess, Behind-the-Scenes Battles in the House

July 20, 2015

Absent an agreement on the Confederate flag, the House may not tackle any appropriations bills before August, but that — much to the chagrin of many lawmakers — doesn’t mean the House is headed for an early recess.

Breast Cancer Coin Bill Back on Floor Schedule

July 15, 2015

House Republicans are slated to vote on a revised version of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act Wednesday afternoon, after leaders temporarily pulled the bill from the floor amid concerns about money going to Planned Parenthood.

Breast Cancer Bill Pulled Amid Abortion-Funding Concerns (Updated)

July 14, 2015

Updated July 15, 2:34 p.m. | Republican leaders pulled yet another bill from the House floor Tuesday after conservatives expressed concern that a seemingly harmless piece of legislation supporting breast cancer research might actually fund Planned Parenthood.

All Appropriations on Hold Until Confederate Flap Fixed (Updated)

July 14, 2015

Updated 1 p.m. | Don’t expect any more appropriations bills to make it through the House chamber any time soon. Not until Republicans and Democrats work out issues on the Confederate flag.

Boehner Hates Iran Nuclear Deal, but Does It Matter? (Video)

July 14, 2015

The time it took for Speaker John A. Boehner to surmise that he wasn’t going to like the Iranian nuclear deal may best be measured in seconds. But absent a revolt from Democrats, there doesn’t seem to be much the Ohio Republican and the rest of the GOP can do.

Quieter RSC Still Conservative, Still Effective, Chairman Says

July 14, 2015

When Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores wants to discuss accomplishments, he brings handwritten notecards — with achievements and metrics broken down into sections and subsections.

Scott Perry Sets New Standard for Answering Questions (Audio)

July 13, 2015

Lots of members of the House Freedom Caucus, which has no official roster, can be coy about their involvement in the conservative group. Then there’s Scott Perry.

House Pulls Spending Bill Amid Confederate Flag Debate (Video)

July 9, 2015

House Republicans are pulling the Interior-Environment appropriations bill amid a growing public relations storm over votes on the Confederate battle flag and concerns the bill won’t pass.

Pelosi's Charge: How Democrats Cornered the GOP (Video)

July 9, 2015

It was a day of extraordinary emotion and theater on the House floor, as Republican leadership pulled a bill Thursday to avoid votes on a Confederate flag amendment and Democrats successfully took procedural maneuvers to force the votes anyway.

GOP Rewrite of 'No Child' Passes on Second Try

July 8, 2015

The House passed an education overhaul bill on Wednesday night — barely.

Boehner Slams Syrian Rebel Program, Offers No New Strategy

July 8, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner stopped short of calling for U.S. ground troops to combat Islamic State terror group fighters, but the Ohio Republican made it clear Wednesday he doesn’t think President Barack Obama’s strategy in the Middle East is working.

Meadows Gets Subcommittee Gavel Back (Updated) (Video)

June 25, 2015

Updated: 12:55 p.m. | After all the infighting, after all the threats and bad blood caused by Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz stripping Mark Meadows of his subcommittee gavel, Meadows is staying put.

Retribution for Buck? No. Frustration? Yes.

June 25, 2015

Freshman class president Ken Buck will keep his mostly ceremonial position, after members of the freshmen class met Thursday morning to air their grievances.

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