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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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Stories by Matt Fuller:

Boehner on DHS: Senate Democrats Need to 'Get Off Their Ass'

Feb. 11, 2015

House leaders emerged from a Republican Conference meeting Wednesday with a persistent refrain on Department of Homeland Security funding: The House has done its job; its time for the Senate to act.

Jordan Becomes House Freedom Caucus Chairman

Feb. 10, 2015

The House Freedom Caucus finally has a chairman, and it is, as expected, Jim Jordan.

Democrats Facing Choice Between Obama, Netanyahu (Updated)

Feb. 10, 2015

Updated 3:07 p.m. | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus scheduled address to a joint session of Congress on March 3 is starting to look like a watershed moment for Democrats who find themselves facing a choice: Side with Netanyahu, or follow the lead of President Barack Obama.

Jindal Bets Potential 2016 Run on Common Core Repeal

Feb. 9, 2015

Potential presidential contender Gov. Bobby Jindal was in Washington again Monday, burnishing his national education policy credentials at a Heritage Foundation forum on school choice.

Boehner Expects AUMF in 'Coming Days'

Feb. 5, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters Thursday he believes President Barack Obama will send an Authorization for Use of Military Force to Congress very shortly.

"I'm expecting that there will be an Authorization for Use of Military Force sent up here in the coming days," Boehner said. "And we're going to go through a rigorous set of hearings, and continue to discuss this."

AUMF Expected in 'Coming Days' (Updated)

Feb. 5, 2015

Updated 12:13 p.m. |Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters Thursday he believes President Barack Obama will be sending an Authorization for Use of Military Force to Congress very shortly.

Netanyahu Invite Continues to Divide Democrats

Feb. 4, 2015

The messy politics surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus scheduled joint address to Congress continue to play out in a less than private way, as Democrats try to show discontent for how the speech ended up on the congressional calendar while not turning their back on Israel and the powerful political lobby it controls.

House Freedom Caucus Looks to Be a Force in Leadership and Lawmaking

Feb. 4, 2015

The House Freedom Caucus is only a few weeks old, but some members say the new conservative faction is already pulling the House Republican Conference to the right. Before the HFC convened a single meeting, it so complicated the GOP debate on a proposed border security bill that leadership eventually had to pull the measure from the floor.

Polis, Yoder to Drop Bill Keeping Emails Private

Feb. 4, 2015

It may come as a surprise to those familiar with the Fourth Amendment and those who, much to the chagrin of the IT department, never delete their emails that the government can, without a warrant, read your emails after theyre dormant for 180 days.

Irked by Hastings' Remark, Sessions Offers 'Defense of Texas'

Feb. 3, 2015

In politics, the cliche is correct: Dont mess with Texas.

Republican Defends 'Honor' of Texas After Hearing Spat

Feb. 3, 2015

One day after Rep. Alcee L. Hastings messed with Texas calling it a "crazy" state, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, offered a defense of the state of Texas" on the House floor.

Theres been a lot of talk about Texas lately not just last night, but lately, Sessions said. I stand in defense of Texas, although Texas I dont think really needs much defense."

Biden to House Democrats: Double Down

Feb. 2, 2015

As a House Democratic retreat obsessed with messaging on the middle class came to a close Friday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. implored his congressional colleagues to not run from the White Houses economic record.

Lets resolve to double down, Biden told House Democrats assembled in the Sheraton ballroom. Lets resolve to double down right now.

He told Democrats they shouldnt apologize for actions like the stimulus, the automotive industry bailout or the Troubled Asset Relief Program, which he called probably the least popular vote weve had to take.

Biden suggested that, while these programs might be unpopular, they were wildly successful.

Biden to House Democrats: 'Double Down'

Jan. 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA As a House Democratic retreat obsessed with messaging on the middle class came to a close Friday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. implored his congressional colleagues to not run from the White Houses economic record.

Obama Fires Up House Democrats (Updated)

Jan. 29, 2015

Updated 10:55 p.m. | PHILADELPHIA A fiery President Barack Obama addressed House Democrats Thursday night, saying while theres more work to do in restoring the economy, Democrats cant be shy about what theyve already accomplished.

Memo Plants Seeds for GOP's New Immigration Strategy

Jan. 29, 2015

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent House Republicans a legislative memo Thursday, laying out a February agenda of repealing Obamacare, taking on unfunded mandates, and permanently providing a tax deduction for charitable giving.

Key Democrat Criticizes Obama on Trade Negotiations

Jan. 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA As Congress and the White House work on a trade agreement with Pacific countries, a key Democrat in the negotiations is criticizing the Obama administration for a lack of transparency and more specifically, a lack of access to the actual text.

Pelosi Says Netanyahu Address 'Not Appropriate'

Jan. 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA As the controversy builds over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus planned address to a joint session of Congress this spring, Nancy Pelosi weighed in again Wednesday with a more forceful rebuke of what she and the White House have called a breach in protocol.

Republican Champion of Dodd-Frank Changes Goes After Elizabeth Warren

Jan. 28, 2015

When your greatest legislative achievement is passing one of the most contentious provisions in the 113th Congress a Dodd-Frank rollback that lobbyists literally helped write taking credit for the legislation is a delicate art.

Conservatives Take Credit for Derailing Border Security Bill

Jan. 27, 2015

With inclement weather grounding planes across the country Monday, GOP leaders pulled a border security bill from the floor schedule this week, citing the weather and an already condensed schedule.

Conservatives Announce New Group That Could Rival RSC Or Not (Updated)

Jan. 26, 2015

Updated, 10:23 a.m. | Conservatives announced Monday morning the formation of a new group, the House Freedom Caucus. But with only nine members to start, its unclear what such a caucus will mean for another conservative group: the Republican Study Committee.

House, Senate Republicans Meet in Secret to Discuss Border Security Bill

Jan. 22, 2015

Two days after Sen. Jeff Sessions bashed a House border security bill, Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul crossed the Dome Thursday to clear the air and try to secure the support of one of Congress most ardent immigration critics.

Pelosi Accuses Boehner of 'Hubris'

Jan. 22, 2015

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dinged Speaker John A. Boehner Thursday for not consulting with Democrats or the White House on the decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.

Pelosi Accuses Boehner of 'Hubris'

Jan. 22, 2015

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dinged Speaker John A. Boehner Thursday for not consulting with Democrats or the White House on the decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.

"It's out of order in terms of the protocol," Pelosi said of the invite. Boehner apparently did not consult with the White House on the joint session, nor did he make Democratic leadership aware of the Netanyahu invite.

Pelosi said her understanding was that the joint session which was originally slated for Feb. 11 but has since been moved to March 3 would take place within two weeks of the Israeli elections on March 17. "I don't think that's appropriate for any country," the California Democrat said.

Obama, GOP Clash Ahead of SOTU

Jan. 19, 2015

A revitalized President Barack Obama and newly empowered Republican leaders are heading into Tuesdays State of the Union address on a collision course.

Boehner, McConnell Attempt to Define the Relationship

Jan. 15, 2015

HERSHEY, Pa. In their first joint public appearance since Mitch McConnell became Senate majority leader, Speaker John A. Boehner and the Senates top Republican came before a Washington press corps assembled at Lebbie Lebkichers Restaurant in the Hershey Lodge Hotel and described the new relationship between the House and Senate: separate, but together.

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