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Matt Fuller


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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GOP: Obama's Immigration Action Will Cripple 2016 Democrats

Oct. 30, 2014

Republicans have an immigration problem, and Democrats may have an answer.

Coup Brews Against NRCC Chairman

Oct. 28, 2014

While most Republicans are focused on Tuesday’s midterms, some members are already eyeing another race: The battle to be the next chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

GOP Gavel Fights: 11 House Committee Chairmanships In Play

Oct. 23, 2014

Almost every House member is on the stump this month, wrapping up re-election bids, with most cruising to new terms and a handful on both sides of the aisle scrambling to hang on to their jobs. But for a select few GOP lawmakers — those actively seeking committee chairmanships — the final days before Nov. 4 are as much about lining up support among colleagues as they are about connecting with voters.

McCarthy Offers Glimpse of GOP's 2015 Priority: 'Government Reform'

Oct. 22, 2014

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a memo to House Republicans Wednesday providing an early sketch of how a new Republican Congress would purportedly operate.

New Ebola Restrictions Not Enough for Republicans Pushing Travel Ban

Oct. 21, 2014

While the Obama administration continues to put in place additional measures to identify travelers potentially infected with Ebola, the early Republican response is in: It’s still not enough.

Hensarling Touts Tax Reform If GOP Wins Both Chambers

Oct. 20, 2014

If Republicans are looking to temper expectations for a GOP-controlled 114th Congress, Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling isn’t doing such a good job.

For Senate Candidates, Ebola Hearing Takes Precedence Over Stump

Oct. 16, 2014

With Ebola dominating the news just weeks before the mid-term election, every member of Congress is feeling pressure to get to the bottom of federal missteps in responding to the health crisis — including the two House members looking to move up to Senate.

Don Young: the Kodiak Bear of Capitol Hill (Video)

Oct. 16, 2014

He’s flouted ethics rules. Twisted a staffer’s arm. Even allegedly threatened a life, telling his Democratic challenger this fall that the last person to touch him “ended up on the ground dead” — a fact he told CQ Roll Call there was “some truth” to.

Secret Service Hearing Spotlights Chaffetz's Chairmanship Hopes

Oct. 2, 2014

The sudden resignation Wednesday of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was about more than a single fence-jumping incident at the White House or Tuesday’s troubling hearing on Capitol Hill, Rep. Jason Chaffetz told CQ Roll Call.

Texas Congressman: More Doctors Needed in Congress

Sept. 30, 2014

Rep. Michael C. Burgess has a new goal: Bring more doctors to Congress.

Dissidents Planning Boehner Coup Face Long Odds

Sept. 30, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner is on a stronger footing with the House GOP rank and file than he has been in years. But when the new Congress convenes in January, that won’t stop the party’s anti-Boehner wing from staging another revolt.

Cruz, Paul Make Early Presidential Pitches at Values Voter Summit

Sept. 26, 2014

In a preview of what Republicans in Iowa and New Hampshire can expect to see a lot of over the next year, Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul reached out to conservatives at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

Eric Holder Resigns With a Wink and a Nod (Video)

Sept. 25, 2014

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. likes to wink, apparently.

Eric Holder Resigns with a Wink and a Nod

Sept. 25, 2014

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. likes to wink, apparently.

Lawmakers Weigh In on Holder Resignation (Updated) (Video)

Sept. 25, 2014

Update 5:05 p.m. | Even before Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s resignation was officially announced, House and Senate lawmakers were sending out statements reacting to the news.

Obama Announces Eric Holder's Resignation

Sept. 25, 2014

President Barack Obama announced the resignation of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. at the White House Thursday, praising Holder's track record during his six-year-tenure.

Holder thanked Obama for allowing him to serve in, what he called, "the greatest honor of my professional life."

"I will leave the Department of Justice, but I will never -- I will never leave the work," Holder said. "I will continue to serve and try to find ways to make our nation even more true to its founding ideals."

Congress in No Rush to Return for ISIS War Authorization

Sept. 23, 2014

The United States has begun a bombing campaign in Syria, but don’t bet on Congress returning to Washington to vote on a new war authorization anytime soon.

Boehner Lists Tax Reform Among House GOP's Top Priorities for 2015

Sept. 18, 2014

In what was hyped as a potential road map for House Republicans in the 114th Congress, Speaker John A. Boehner laid out a five-point vision for creating growth and mobility in America on Thursday.

Odd Coalitions, Unusual Fractures in Syria, Continuing Resolution Votes (Video)

Sept. 17, 2014

The House fractured along untraditional lines Wednesday, voting 319-108 to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government and 273-156 to adopt an amendment arming Syrian rebels.

House Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels, Pass CR

Sept. 17, 2014

After voting to give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, the House passed legislation Wednesday to fund the government until Dec. 11, moving the bill to avoid a government shutdown and address Islamic State organizations to the Senate.

House lawmakers voted 319-108 to pass the continuing resolution, with 143 Democrats joining 176 Republicans in support of the measure. 55 Democrats and 53 Republicans voted against the bill.

House Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels; CR Passes (Updated) (Video)

Sept. 17, 2014

Updated 7:03 p.m. | After voting to give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, the House passed legislation Wednesday to fund the government until Dec. 11, moving the bill to avoid a government shutdown and address Islamic State organizations to the Senate.

Michele Bachmann and the Right to Bare Arms

Sept. 17, 2014

When Michele Bachmann came to the floor Wednesday afternoon to preside over the House chamber, there was one problem: She was wearing a dress — without sleeves.

Could Democrats Blindside GOP on the Continuing Resolution?

Sept. 16, 2014

Updated 6:28 p.m. | Democrats have indicated numerous times that they support — perhaps a bit reluctantly — the continuing resolution. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seems to be having second thoughts about giving in so easily.

Bipartisan Bloc Coalesces Behind CR, Syrian Rebels Amendment

Sept. 16, 2014

Despite lingering reservations on both sides of the aisle, a coalition of Republicans and Democrats is coming together behind proposals to arm Syrian rebels and fund the government beyond Sept. 30.

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