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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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Boehner: Temporary Ex-Im Bank Deal Is in the Works

Sept. 9, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner was cagey Tuesday morning when asked whether an extension of the Export-Import Bank would be included on the upcoming continuing resolution to keep the government funded. But GOP leadership looks poised to extend the export credit agency, despite opposition from fiscal hawks and a couple of powerful conservative groups.

Boehner Says House Will Wait to Hear Obama's ISIS Plan

Sept. 9, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner repeatedly refused to say Tuesday whether he supports more U.S. troops in the Middle East or if Congress should authorize military action against ISIS, telling reporters the House needs to hear from President Barack Obama.

Spurned Staffer Sends Email Accusing Top Republican of Ethics Violations

Sept. 8, 2014

A former communications director for House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers sent reporters a 1,959-word email Monday accusing the Washington Republican of “retribution” for in connection with an ethics complaint against her office — a serious charge that is the latest alleged impropriety in an ongoing Ethics Committee investigation.

Details Emerge on House GOP's September Agenda

Sept. 4, 2014

Updated 3:58 p.m | A bill to fund the government, a resolution condemning the president for not notifying Congress about a prisoner swap and a package of jobs and energy bills are all on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s latest memo to House Republicans. But notably absent is word on whether the House will vote to authorize military actions in the Middle East or extend the Export-Import Bank.

House Republicans Plan Vote Condemning Obama for Bergdahl Swap

Sept. 4, 2014

The House plans to vote on a resolution disapproving of President Barack Obama’s actions during the recent Taliban prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a memo from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday.

Steve Scalise Rounds Out Staff

Sept. 2, 2014

As the new GOP leadership team continues to staff up, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has announced a slate of new employees for his leadership and personal office.

Cantor's New Gig Will Pay More Than $1M Per Year

Sept. 2, 2014

That didn’t take long.

Cantor Communications Director Lands at Purple

Aug. 18, 2014

Former Eric Cantor communications director Rory Cooper has joined Purple Strategies, moving from Capitol Hill following his boss’ shocking loss to work as managing director for the Alexandria-based public relations shop.

House Democrat: Look for Obama Impeachment if GOP Wins

Aug. 11, 2014

During a Twitter town hall event Monday, Rep. James E. Clyburn, the assistant minority leader, predicted that if Republicans retain the House, President Barack Obama will be impeached.

Marlin Stutzman's Long Game

Aug. 4, 2014

Marlin Stutzman knows how to plant seeds.

House Sends Highway Bill Back to Senate

July 31, 2014

In the frenetic legislative run-up to the August recess, House lawmakers sent their version of a highway bill back to the Senate after voting to disagree with that chamber’s amendment to the legislation.

Cantor Delivers Final Speech as Majority Leader

July 31, 2014

Eric Cantor delivered a somber farewell as majority leader Thursday, telling his House colleagues that he has "truly lived the American Dream."

In a "one-minute" speech that lasted nearly 10 minutes — the standing ovation alone stretched to 60 seconds — Cantor delivered a doleful goodbye from his leadership post.

Cantor Delivers Final Speech as Majority Leader (Video)

July 31, 2014

Eric Cantor delivered a somber farewell as majority leader Thursday, telling his House colleagues that he has “truly lived the American Dream.”

Ted Cruz Rallies House Conservatives to End 'Obama's Amnesty'

July 30, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz rallied conservatives Wednesday to “end President Obama’s amnesty” in a meeting late Wednesday — as GOP leaders agreed to vote on legislation Cruz is backing to do just that.

House Democrats Weigh Voting Down Highway Bill

July 30, 2014

Democrats are apparently considering a tactic of voting down the House highway bill in hopes that Republicans would have to accept the Senate measure that offers a different timeline for funding construction projects. Asked whether there would be new Democratic opposition to the bill on Wednesday, Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland suggested it is possible.

Dysfunctional Congress Sprints to Chaotic Finish

July 29, 2014

A Congress known for its dysfunction and acrimony may be on the verge of a rare triple combo — passing major bills addressing the border crisis, the Veterans Affairs scandal and the Highway Trust Fund in one week. But if it happens, it’s going to be like the rest of the 113th: ugly.

Will Democrats Bail Out Republicans on Border Supplemental?

July 29, 2014

As House Republicans search for the votes to pass a $659 million border supplemental bill, the key to getting the measure across the finish line may rest with one group: Democrats.

New GOP Optimism for Border Supplemental Before August (Updated)

July 25, 2014

Updated 12:01 p.m. |Republican lawmakers emerged from a special conference meeting Friday morning with renewed optimism that they could pass a slimmed-down border supplemental package before the August recess. But passage still may not be as easy as some expect.

Boehner: Obama 'AWOL' on Border Crisis

July 24, 2014

With time running out before the August recess, Speaker John A. Boehner is talking with his colleagues about a supplemental spending package to address the flood of children crossing the border, but put the onus on Democrats and the White House to move in the GOP’s direction.

“It’s time for the White House to get their act together,” the Ohio Republican said. “This is a problem of the president's own making. And then he tries to — says he wants to solve the problem, so we that we can stop this influx, but then he changes his mind. We've got a president that's AWOL. And the president ought to get engaged in this if he actually wants something to happen."

Ethics Investigations Since 2009 — in One Chart

July 24, 2014

The Office of Congressional Ethics recently released its second-quarter report for 2014, and in the middle is a pie graph that gives congressional nerds some insight into what ethical lapses the OCE has been looking into since its inception.

Boehner Still Pushing on Border Supplemental, VA Crisis (Video)

July 24, 2014

With time running out before the August recess, Speaker John A. Boehner still wants deals for a border supplemental and to address the VA health care crisis, but put the onus on the Democrats and the White House to move in the GOP’s direction.

Boehner Pens Letter to Obama on Border Crisis, Congressional Response

July 23, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner wrote to the president Wednesday to tell him that it is “difficult to see how” Congress could address the ongoing crisis at the border without addressing the 2008 human trafficking law that many Republicans contend has helped create the surge of migrants on the Southwest border.

Cruz Meets With Conservatives to Discuss Border Crisis (Updated)

July 23, 2014

Updated 1:23 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz once again met with a group of the House’s most conservative lawmakers Wednesday morning to discuss potential legislative responses to the flood of children crossing the border.

The Border Supplemental and 'the Height of Irresponsibility'

July 22, 2014

With the August recess fast approaching and emergency funding to deal with the border crisis seemingly no closer to passage than it was a week ago, Democrats and Republicans are firing up a new round of the blame game.

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