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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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With Conservative Opposition, DHS Funding Vote Looks Tight

Feb. 27, 2015

Amid dissension in the conservative ranks, House GOP leaders are furiously whipping the Department of Homeland Security funding bill in an attempt to get it to the Senate with hardly any help from Democrats.

GOP Leadership Floats 3 More Weeks of DHS Funding (Video)

Feb. 26, 2015

House Republican leadership plans to move forward with another stopgap spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security, in a move sure to draw additional criticism from Democrats.

House GOP Faces Another Whip Test on DHS Punt

Feb. 26, 2015

When in doubt, punt. Thats the latest plan from House Republicans, but even trying to pass a tried-and-true congressional maneuver might be a tall order for the GOPs fractured conference.

A Kiss for Luck? DHS Funding Falls Back to Boehner

Feb. 26, 2015

Things are getting weird in the House.

New Tea Party Caucus Chairman: DHS Fight Could Break the GOP

Feb. 26, 2015

The act of listening is one of the safest, most clichd strategies in Washington. Candidates embark on public relations-friendly listening tours. Committee members nod as experts testify. Congressional leaders sit through sessions with frustrated members, rope-a-doping their partys most spirited lawmakers by responding to tirades with an open ear.

Lawmaker's Quest for Cookie Crumbles

Feb. 25, 2015

In a truly devastating blow, Rep. Scott Rigell came up empty-handed Wednesday in his search for a cookie from the House Carry-Out, a setback thats likely to drag down the rest of his day, maybe even the rest of his week.

The Foggy, Imperfect, No-Good End Game on DHS Funding

Feb. 25, 2015

If youre wondering how the fight over the Department of Homeland Security funding bill is going to end, youre not alone: Lawmakers and aides across the Capitol genuinely dont know which doesnt exactly portend well for avoiding a department shutdown.

Boehner: 'Were in Wait-and-See Mode' on DHS Funding

Feb. 25, 2015

House Republicans emerged from their closed-door meeting Wednesday morning in agreement theyll wait and see what the Senate can pass in regards to legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security.

That is, however, where the strategy ends, at least in terms of whats being articulated publicly.

Members left the hour-long gathering in the basement of the Capitol unclear what their next move would or should be in the event Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., succeeds in getting the votes in his chamber to advance a clean bill to prevent a DHS shutdown on Friday.

On DHS Funding, House Republicans Agree to Wait on Senate

Feb. 25, 2015

House Republicans emerged from their closed-door meeting Wednesday morning in agreement theyll wait and see what the Senate can pass in regards to legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security.

House GOP in Holding Pattern on Funding DHS

Feb. 24, 2015

House Republicans on Tuesday evening were still digesting the news that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hoped to advance a clean bill to float Homeland Security operations before department funding expires at the end of the week.

CBC Chairman: 'Black America Is in a State of Emergency'

Feb. 23, 2015

The Congressional Black Caucus is still getting up and running for the 114th Congress it announced its staff Monday but its new chairman sees an urgency for an organization that has long been known to represent the interests of minorities and the poor.

New Congressional Black Caucus Staffers Announced

Feb. 23, 2015

With the 114th Congress already heading into its seventh week of action, the Congressional Black Caucus announced its new staff, filling out its four-person shop with three new hires and one holdover from the 113th.

Despite Court Injunction, DHS Shutdown Continues to Approach

Feb. 18, 2015

Two days after a Texas judge halted President Barack Obamas executive action on immigration, nothing seems to have changed in the congressional showdown over funding the Department of Homeland Security.

GOP Senators Also Pushing to Nuke Filibusters, Says House Lawmaker

Feb. 13, 2015

House conservatives are increasingly pushing the Senate to go nuclear and change filibuster rules so that a Department of Homeland Security funding bill blocking the presidents executive action on immigration can move forward. But according to one GOP lawmaker member, its not just the House pushing for that change.

Boehner: Senate Dems Need to Get Off Their Ass on DHS Funding

Feb. 11, 2015

House GOP 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.

During their weekly Republican leadership news conference, Speaker John A. Boehner repeatedly called on the Senate to take up the House-passed DHS funding bill, which Senate Democrats have repeatedly blocked the chamber from considering.

You know, in the gift shop out here, theyve got these little booklets on how a bill becomes a law, a fired-up Boehner said, as camera shutters clicked away. The House has done its job! Why dont you go ask the Senate Democrats when theyre going to get off their ass and do something?!

With Critics on Left and Right, AUMF Faces Uphill Battle

Feb. 11, 2015

Hours after President Barack Obama sent a proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force to Capitol Hill, the reviews from House lawmakers were already in: Changes will be needed.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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