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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:

GOP Leaders Boot Webster, Nugent Off Rules Committee (Updated)

Jan. 6, 2015

Updated 7:00 p.m. | After Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent bucked leadership and voted for a speaker whose last name was not Boehner, House leaders stripped the two Florida congressmen of their positions on the Rules Committee.

Weber, Backing Gohmert Over Boehner, Says 'Retaliation' Has Begun (Updated)

Jan. 6, 2015

Updated 3:18 p.m. | The 114th Congress is barely underway, but Randy Weber, R-Texas, says hes already paying a price for making known his intentions to vote against another term in leadership for Speaker John A. Boehner.

Boehner and House GOP Regroup After Tumultuous Speaker Election

Jan. 6, 2015

After the election of John A. Boehner to a third term as speaker Tuesday, House Republicans start the 114th Congress in a similar fashion to the 113th: Conservatives are unhappy with leadership and leaderships not too pleased with some conservatives.

Boehner Elected to Third Term as Speaker

Jan. 6, 2015

In a dramatic vote in which Republican dissidents staged yet another unsuccessful coup attempt, John A. Boehner was elected to a third term as speaker of the House Tuesday.

Boehner won re-election with 216 of the 408 votes cast, as 25 Republicans voted for someone else or voted present in an act of protest. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi received 164 Democratic votes, with four members of her party voting for someone other than the California Democrat.

In his remarks to the full House after retaking the gavel, Boehner expressed hope for a new era of cooperation and productivity.

They say nothing is going to be accomplished here, divisions are greater than ever. Skepticism of our government is healthy and in our time quite understandable. But one problem with saying, it cant be done, is that it already has been done, or at least started.

Boehner Elected Speaker Despite 25 Republican Dissidents (Video)

Jan. 6, 2015

In a dramatic vote in which Republican dissidents staged yet another unsuccessful coup attempt, Speaker John A. Boehner was elected to a third term as speaker of the House Tuesday.

GOP Insurgents Scramble for Anti-Boehner Votes

Jan. 5, 2015

John A. Boehner is expected to be re-elected as speaker Tuesday but that doesnt mean some conservatives in his party arent grasping for a miracle.

The Year According to Rep. Tom Cole

Dec. 31, 2014

Rep. Tom Cole, the unofficial spokesman of the GOP rank and file in the House, has never been shy about telling the truth at least the truth as the Oklahoma Republican sees it with anyone wholl listen.

'Probable' That Scalise Addressed White Supremacist Group

Dec. 29, 2014

Majority Whip Steve Scalises office acknowledged Monday that the Louisiana Republican did, most likely, speak at a white supremacist conference in 2002.

Chaffetz Lays Out Different Direction for Oversight

Dec. 16, 2014

If incoming Chairman Jason Chaffetz made just one thing clear Tuesday, its this: The Oversight and Government Reform Committee is not Darrell Issas anymore in fact, Issa wont even be on the committee next year.

House Passes Second CR in Near-Empty Chamber

Dec. 12, 2014

The House quietly passed another continuing resolution Friday that would fund the government through Wednesday, providing the Senate more time, if needed, to pass the longer-term cromnibus but also raising questions about the procedure for a bill that was unexpectedly passed in a nearly empty House chamber.

Obama, Hoyer Split With Pelosi on 'Cromnibus' (Video)

Dec. 11, 2014

Just hours from a government shutdown that everyone once insisted would never happen, House Democrats emerged from an emergency caucus meeting Thursday night much the same way they walked in: without a unified strategy.

Breaking Down the 'Cromnibus' Vote (Updated)

Dec. 11, 2014

Updated 1:18 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12: The House passed the cromnibus Thursday night 219-206, with 162 Republicans and 57 Democrats voting for the bill, and 67 Republicans and 139 Democrats voting against. While the vote was close, the breakdown split along familiar lines. But there were some interesting trends and deviations in the vote.

Pelosi: Members 'Blackmailed' on 'Cromnibus'

Dec. 11, 2014

In a scathing floor speech on the House floor, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., defied the White House's call to pass the "cromnibus," saying she was "enormously disappointed" with the administration's call to vote for the bill.

"I was so really heartbroken ... to see the taint that was placed on this valuable appropriations bill from on high," Pelosi said about the spending bill riders related to Wall Street regulation and political donation limits. "So here we are in the House, being blackmailed to vote for an appropriations bill ... this is a ransom, this is blackmail. You don't get a bill unless Wall Street gets its taxpayer coverage."

Marlin Stutzman Claims He Was Hoodwinked

Dec. 11, 2014

After the cromnibus passed Thursday night, Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., made the rather shocking claim that GOP leadership convinced him to vote for the rule allowing the bill to get to the floor by telling him they were pulling the bill anyway.

'Cromnibus' Strains GOP Principles on Open Process

Dec. 11, 2014

As the House prepares to pass a trillion dollar, 1,603-page cromnibus Thursday, at least one criticism can be applied to both Republicans and Democrats when the bill comes to a vote: few lawmakers if any will have read the entire thing.

Boehner Backs Bill, Condemns 'Cromnibus' Process (Video)

Dec. 11, 2014

The cromnibus came together with a last-minute backroom deal between Republicans and Democrats that forced the House to vote on the 1,603-page measure before anyone could reasonably read it, and plenty of lawmakers are upset including Speaker John A. Boehner.

Boehner: 'We're Going To Be Here Until Christmas' if 'Cromnibus' Doesn't Pass

Dec. 11, 2014

The "cromnibus" came together with a last-minute backroom deal between Republicans and Democrats and plenty of lawmakers are upset including Speaker John A. Boehner.

"This is exactly the way I don't want to do business," Boehner said Thursday, just hours before the House was slated to vote on the funding package. "Ideally, we would have been able to do this work one bill at a time."

Boehner later gave members the hard sell on why they should vote for the cromnibus Thursday.

"If we don't get finished today, we're going to be here until Christmas."

Lacking Sufficient Support, House GOP Leaders Delay 'Cromnibus' Vote (Video)

Dec. 11, 2014

Updated 3:09 p.m. | Unsure whether they have the votes to pass a trillion-dollar federal spending package, House GOP leaders on Thursday afternoon delayed a final vote on the cromnibus.

GOP to Bring Up Bill Blocking Obama Immigration Action Next Year

Dec. 10, 2014

While it may be little consolation to conservatives, House Republicans announced their intention Wednesday to vote on an amendment in January, when the new Congress is sworn in that would block the presidents executive action on immigration.

House to Move TRIA Bill Separately

Dec. 9, 2014

In a gambit to jam the Senate, House Republicans are moving ahead with a standalone Terrorism Risk Insurance Act bill they intend to pass in the coming days, taking TRIA out of cromnibus negotiations and risking the programs future.

Lawmakers Release Massive 'Cromnibus' 2 Days Ahead of Shutdown

Dec. 9, 2014

With roughly 51 hours left before the government runs out of cash, lawmakers released the text Tuesday night of a massive 289,861-word, $1.013 trillion bill to keep federal agencies running past Dec. 11.

Cromnibus Stalling Behind Closed Doors (Updated)

Dec. 8, 2014

Updated 7:37 p.m. | With cromnibus negotiations bogging down in the House Monday, lawmakers pressing up against their self-imposed deadline were preparing a one- to two-day temporary spending bill that would fund the government until they resolve their differences.

Boehner Expects Bipartisan Support on Spending Bill Despite Immigration Concerns

Dec. 4, 2014

As conservatives push back against a bill to fund the government past Dec. 11, Speaker John A. Boehner signaled Thursday that he didnt expect to make any sizable changes to the cromnibus in order to placate voices to the right.

I expect that well have bipartisan support to pass the omnibus, Boehner told reporters in response to a question on whether the Ohio Republican anticipated needing some Democratic votes to pass the bill, and whether that would give Democrats leverage on negotiating riders in the appropriations bill.

Conservatives are bashing the cromnibus which would fund all elements of government until October except the Department of Homeland Security, which would be funded until March or February because it does not block President Barack Obamas executive action on immigration.

Boehner Suggests He Won't Cave to Conservatives on 'Cromnibus' (Video)

Dec. 4, 2014

As conservatives push back against a bill to fund the government past Dec. 11, Speaker John A. Boehner signaled Thursday that he didnt expect to make any sizable changes to the so-called cromnibus in order to placate voices to the right.

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