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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: ‘An F-16 Is Not a Strategy’

Sept. 11, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner forcefully beat the drums of war Thursday, suggesting more action would be needed to defeat Islamic State group terrorists than just U.S. air strikes or the arming of Syrian rebels.

“An F-16 is not a strategy,” Boehner said during his weekly news conference. “And airstrikes alone will not accomplish what we’re trying to accomplish.”

Boehner said President Barack Obama had made clear that he doesn’t want U.S. boots on the ground. “Well somebody’s boots have to be on the ground,” Boehner said.

Pelosi Suggests Holiday Surprise on Immigration (Video)

Sept. 11, 2014

If Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is correct, President Barack Obama’s delayed executive action on immigration may be coming sooner than expected.

Boehner: 'An F-16 Is Not a Strategy' (Video)

Sept. 11, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner forcefully beat the drums of war Thursday, suggesting more action would be needed to defeat Islamic State group terrorists than just U.S. air strikes or the arming of Syrian rebels.

Delay Opens Door for More Continuing Resolution Complications

Sept. 10, 2014

The decision by House leadership on Wednesday afternoon to postpone action on the GOP’s proposed continuing resolution gives critics another week to dissect the stopgap spending bill.

Is Special GOP Conference Meeting an Early Sign of CR Discontent?

Sept. 10, 2014

House Republicans have announced a special conference meeting for Thursday, reportedly to address members’ questions about the White House’s strategy for taking on the Islamic State, the terror group in control of parts of Iraq and Syria.

House Condemns Obama for Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

Sept. 9, 2014

The House voted 249-163 to disapprove of President Barack Obama’s transfer of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, providing a soft rebuke of the president’s actions on the prisoner swap.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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