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Matt Fuller


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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House GOP Leaders Frosty on Senate Highway Bill

July 22, 2015

As the Senate continues to work through a long-term highway bill, House Republicans and Democrats seem increasingly united on one thing: They’re not exactly enthusiastic about the legislation.

Freedom Caucus Forms 'Fight Club' in House

July 22, 2015

Six months after the House Freedom Caucus was founded, it’s still unclear what exactly it is — or will be — beyond two key characteristics: its commitment to secrecy and to being a thorn in the side of House Speaker John A. Boehner.

In Advance of August Recess, Behind-the-Scenes Battles in the House

July 20, 2015

Absent an agreement on the Confederate flag, the House may not tackle any appropriations bills before August, but that — much to the chagrin of many lawmakers — doesn’t mean the House is headed for an early recess.

Breast Cancer Coin Bill Back on Floor Schedule

July 15, 2015

House Republicans are slated to vote on a revised version of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act Wednesday afternoon, after leaders temporarily pulled the bill from the floor amid concerns about money going to Planned Parenthood.

Breast Cancer Bill Pulled Amid Abortion-Funding Concerns (Updated)

July 14, 2015

Updated July 15, 2:34 p.m. | Republican leaders pulled yet another bill from the House floor Tuesday after conservatives expressed concern that a seemingly harmless piece of legislation supporting breast cancer research might actually fund Planned Parenthood.

Quieter RSC Still Conservative, Still Effective, Chairman Says

July 14, 2015

When Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores wants to discuss accomplishments, he brings handwritten notecards — with achievements and metrics broken down into sections and subsections.

All Appropriations on Hold Until Confederate Flap Fixed (Updated)

July 14, 2015

Updated 1 p.m. | Don’t expect any more appropriations bills to make it through the House chamber any time soon. Not until Republicans and Democrats work out issues on the Confederate flag.

Boehner Hates Iran Nuclear Deal, but Does It Matter? (Video)

July 14, 2015

The time it took for Speaker John A. Boehner to surmise that he wasn’t going to like the Iranian nuclear deal may best be measured in seconds. But absent a revolt from Democrats, there doesn’t seem to be much the Ohio Republican and the rest of the GOP can do.

Scott Perry Sets New Standard for Answering Questions (Audio)

July 13, 2015

Lots of members of the House Freedom Caucus, which has no official roster, can be coy about their involvement in the conservative group. Then there’s Scott Perry.

Pelosi's Charge: How Democrats Cornered the GOP (Video)

July 9, 2015

It was a day of extraordinary emotion and theater on the House floor, as Republican leadership pulled a bill Thursday to avoid votes on a Confederate flag amendment and Democrats successfully took procedural maneuvers to force the votes anyway.

House Pulls Spending Bill Amid Confederate Flag Debate (Video)

July 9, 2015

House Republicans are pulling the Interior-Environment appropriations bill amid a growing public relations storm over votes on the Confederate battle flag and concerns the bill won’t pass.

GOP Rewrite of 'No Child' Passes on Second Try

July 8, 2015

The House passed an education overhaul bill on Wednesday night — barely.

Boehner Slams Syrian Rebel Program, Offers No New Strategy

July 8, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner stopped short of calling for U.S. ground troops to combat Islamic State terror group fighters, but the Ohio Republican made it clear Wednesday he doesn’t think President Barack Obama’s strategy in the Middle East is working.

Meadows Gets Subcommittee Gavel Back (Updated) (Video)

June 25, 2015

Updated: 12:55 p.m. | After all the infighting, after all the threats and bad blood caused by Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz stripping Mark Meadows of his subcommittee gavel, Meadows is staying put.

Retribution for Buck? No. Frustration? Yes.

June 25, 2015

Freshman class president Ken Buck will keep his mostly ceremonial position, after members of the freshmen class met Thursday morning to air their grievances.

House Rebels Warn of Blowback for Boehner

June 24, 2015

The House Freedom Caucus has a secret it wants to share with Democrats.

The Return of 'Speaker Cruz'

June 23, 2015

“Speaker Cruz” is looking for a comeback.

Conservatives Fume Over Leadership's Crackdown on Rebels

June 22, 2015

The punishment from GOP leadership over a procedural vote didn’t start with Mark Meadows — and it might not end with him either.

Rule Vote Retribution Continues; Chaffetz Takes Away Subcommittee Gavel

June 20, 2015

And the payback keeps on coming.

House Prepares for TPA Re-Vote (Updated) (Video)

June 17, 2015

Updated: 5:51 p.m. | The House is set to vote Thursday on Trade Promotion Authority, with GOP leaders employing procedural maneuvers and indirect promises to make sure the bill eventually gets signed into law.

How Republicans Could Get Obama Trade Promotion Authority (Video)

June 16, 2015

House Republican leaders are mulling their options for forcing a vote on Trade Promotion Authority while saving reconsideration of Trade Adjustment Assistance for another day.

GOP Leadership Metes Out Retribution for Rules Votes (Updated)

June 16, 2015

Updated, 10:29 p.m. | It may not stop the most diehard conservatives — six Republicans voted against yet another procedural motion Tuesday — but GOP leadership is pushing back against members of its own party who vote “no” on rules, removing from the whip team three members who voted against last week’s resolution to bring Trade Promotion Authority to the floor.

McCarthy: Trade Vote Reveals 'Civil War' in Democratic Party

June 15, 2015

Following last week’s failed vote on Trade Adjustment Assistance, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was more than happy Monday to point his finger at the other side of the aisle and say, “Look at the dysfunction inside the Democratic Party!”

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