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Matt Fuller

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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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Patriot Act Renewal Has Lawmakers on Both Sides on Edge

May 27, 2015

With most lawmakers out of town and controversial Patriot Act provisions set to expire in just days, national security hawks in the House and Senate hope Congress can magically pull an agreement out of a hat.

Democrats Urge End to Detention of Immigrant Families

May 27, 2015

With thousands of undocumented immigrants still seeking asylum from Central American countries, 136 House Democrats sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Wednesday calling on the Obama administration to end family detention.

Quid Pro Nope: Boehner, Cantwell and the Ex-Im Bank (Video)

May 21, 2015

The only commitment Speaker John A. Boehner is making on the Export-Import Bank is this: If the Senate is able to pass a bill on the export credit agency’s future, there will be an “open amendment debate.”

Conservatives Take a Break From Chick-fil-A

May 21, 2015

Some things belong to each other. Chocolate and peanut butter, as the good people at Reese’s point out. A sad guitar and a hardshell case, as Bright Eyes notes. And, as HOH asserts, a monthly discussion with House conservatives and Chick-fil-A.

Could Conservatives Push TPA Over the Finish Line?

May 21, 2015

As the House inches closer to a vote on the long-awaited Trade Promotion Authority bill, conservatives who have traditionally been hard-liners in their opposition to deals with the White House are taking a softer approach.

House Freedom Caucus Lines Up Opposition to Export-Import Bank

May 19, 2015

The room where the House Freedom Caucus frequently convenes is really too small for a group of 30-some-odd congressmen. It’s certainly too small for a meeting with more than a dozen speakers and 20 reporters. But, on Tuesday, the oddly shaped room on the fourth floor of the Cannon House Office Building was the site of the conservative group’s first news conference — and the HFC might have finally found an issue they can make a name for themselves on: the Export-Import Bank.

Amid Calls for Resignation, Guinta Refuses to Answer Questions (Audio)

May 18, 2015

There are plenty of questions surrounding Rep. Frank Guinta’s agreement to repay more than $350,000 in improper campaign contributions, but the embattled New Hampshire Republican isn’t answering any of them — at least not meaningfully.

Amid Calls for Resignation, Guinta Refuses to Answer Questions

May 18, 2015

There are plenty of questions surrounding Rep. Frank Guinta’s agreement to repay more than $350,000 in improper campaign contributions, but the embattled New Hampshire Republican isn’t answering them.

CQ Roll Call caught up with Guinta on Monday evening as he walked to House votes. And despite a number of lingering issues associated with his alleged violation of FEC rules in 2009 and 2010 — Was the money he loaned his campaign, as he still contends, actually his? If so, what is Guinta apologizing for? — he repeatedly refused to substantively answer a single question regarding his agreement to repay the $355,000 his parents allegedly gave his campaign, in addition to a $15,000 penalty levied by the Federal Election Commission.

Breaking Down the House Defense Bill Vote

May 15, 2015

After clearing an amendment hurdle Thursday that looked like it could jeopardize passage, the House easily passed the National Defense Authorization Act Friday, 269-151.

Steel Exit: Boehner Has 'Awfully Big Loafers to Fill'

May 14, 2015

The departure of Speaker John A. Boehner’s longtime press secretary Michael Steel raises plenty of questions. Is this another sign Boehner is done at the end of this term? What does it mean for Boehnerland? What skills does Steel bring to the team that will work to elect Jeb Bush as the next president?

'Pain-Capable' Abortion Bill Passes House (Video)

May 13, 2015

After months of delays, House Republicans passed a bill Wednesday that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — except in cases of rape, incest or threat to the mother’s life.

House to Consider 20-Week Abortion Ban This Week

May 10, 2015

Republicans are aiming to reconsider this week the so-called “pain capable” abortion bill, which would prohibit abortions, in most cases, after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

150 Democrats Sign Letter Supporting Iran Deal

May 7, 2015

In a major signal of public support, 150 House Democrats signed a letter Thursday supporting President Barack Obama’s framework for a nuclear deal with Iran.

Messin' With Texas?

May 5, 2015

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Coffee, ’Cue and M&M's: How to Survive a Markup All-Nighter

May 4, 2015

It started at 10 a.m. More than 18 hours later, at 4:39 a.m., it ended.

House Rejects Marijuana-for-Veterans Amendment — Barely

May 1, 2015

In about as close a vote as you can get, the House rejected an amendment Thursday that would have allowed veterans to seek medical marijuana through the Veterans Affairs health system.

Trade Deal on Hold While Obama Woos Democrats (Video)

May 1, 2015

It’s been a week since Speaker John A. Boehner warned the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal backed by President Barack Obama needed help from the White House. On Thursday there were indications the president is stepping up his efforts.

Boehner Tells Hensarling to Develop Ex-Im Bank Plan (Video)

April 30, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner — publicly, at least — has more questions than answers on the Export-Import Bank.

Boehner Tells Hensarling to Develop Ex-Im Bank Plan

April 30, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner — publicly, at least — has more questions than answers on the Export-Import Bank.

At his weekly news conference Thursday, the Ohio Republican would not commit to putting a Senate-passed bill up for a vote if the House Financial Services Committee does not advance a bill of their own, but did say there are thousands of jobs on the line that would "disappear pretty quickly" if the Ex-Im Bank were to expire.

“I’d support any plan that the chairman can get through his committee, whether it would reform the bank [or] wind it down,” Boehner said of Jeb Hensarling, the House Financial Services Committee chairman. “So I told the chairman he needs to come up with a plan. And, uh — because the risk is, if he does nothing, the Senate is likely to act. And then what?”

Abe Speech Checks All but 1 Conspicuous Box

April 29, 2015

It was a perfectly acceptable address: reverent, touching, even a little funny. But ShinzĹŤ Abe’s speech to Congress Wednesday will be remembered less for any applause line and more for what was left unsaid.

On Baltimore, Race, and Policing: No Easy Answers for Hoyer

April 28, 2015

Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer’s weekly pen-and-pad Tuesday was a case study for politicians looking to say something about the riots in Baltimore while also saying, largely, nothing.

The Steve Scalise Comeback Tour

April 28, 2015

When Majority Whip Steve Scalise walked to the floor on Feb. 27 for the vote on a three-week continuing resolution for the Department of Homeland Security, he knew it was going to fail.

Scalise: Export-Import Bank 'On Track' to Expire

April 27, 2015

Majority Whip Steve Scalise doesn’t seem to be making any reversals on the Export-Import Bank.

Conservatives Surprisingly Optimistic About Ending Ex-Im Bank

April 22, 2015

It was a smaller room than usual for the monthly “Conversations with Conservatives” event Wednesday. There were fewer attendees than normal, too, both among members and the audience. But among the many topics conservatives delved into — over plates of their customary Chick-fil-A — members seemed united, even hopeful, on one item: the Export-Import Bank.

Cárdenas: FBI Has Not Contacted Me — 'That Is the Truth' (Audio)

April 21, 2015

Things are getting weird for Rep. Tony Cárdenas.

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