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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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Chaffetz on Oversight: More Results, Less Confrontation

July 22, 2014

In the past 89 years, there have been four members of Congress who became committee chairmen in their fourth term. Rep. Jason Chaffetz is trying to become the fifth.

Boehner Losing Optimism on Addressing Border Crisis Before August Recess

July 17, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner seems to be losing confidence that Congress can pass legislation addressing the wave of children coming across the border before lawmakers head back to their districts for the August recess.

Asked on Thursday during his weekly news conference whether he thought Congress would address the crisis before the recess, Boehner said, “I would certainly hope so, but I don’t have as much optimism as I’d like to have.”

Boehner Losing Optimism on Addressing Border Crisis Before August Recess (Video)

July 17, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner seems to be losing confidence that Congress can pass legislation addressing the wave of children coming across the border before lawmakers head back to their districts for the August recess.

Chairman: Ethics Committee Can Only 'Offer Up Advice'

July 16, 2014

Open government advocates and congressional watchdogs, frustrated with what they decry as a culture of corruption on Capitol Hill, would like to see the House Ethics Committee take more aggressive action on cleaning up Congress.

Why House Conservatives Don't Support Obama Impeachment

July 15, 2014

A curious line of reasoning emerged Tuesday as to why conservatives in Congress aren’t chomping at the bit to impeach a president that they believe has broken the law: There isn’t enough time.

Poll: Majority Finds Boehner Lawsuit 'Political Stunt'

July 15, 2014

A new survey from a Democrat-associated polling firm has found that 51 percent of respondents say Speaker John A. Boehner’s lawsuit against the president is a “political stunt.”

Homeland Security Secretary Meets with Democrats on Supplemental, Changes to 2008 Human Trafficking Law

July 14, 2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met with moderate Democrats Monday night to discuss the immigration crisis on the Texas border. And while the lawmakers did not emerge united on President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding or with an agreement on new legislation to expedite the return of Central American minors, Johnson called the discussions “productive.”

In Race for Oversight Chairmanship, Turner Lays Out Different Direction

July 14, 2014

Under California Republican Darrell Issa, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been the Obama administration’s No. 1 enemy on Capitol Hill, with high-profile hearings on everything from Benghazi to the IRS, to Operation Fast and Furious.

Democrat Wants Accountability on Obama Lawsuit

July 14, 2014

Updated 4:35 p.m. | The ranking Democrat on the House Administration Committee, Robert A. Brady, is demanding some oversight on Speaker John A. Boehner’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama.

Pelosi: 'It's Totally Irresponsible' for Boehner to Sue Obama

July 10, 2014

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had stern words for Speaker John A. Boehner's, R-Ohio, developing lawsuit targeting the president Thursday, dismissing the proposed action as "subterfuge" and "totally irresponsible."

"It's a distraction," Pelosi said of an intended lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his constitutional authority with the use of executive actions.

Boehner Says Border Crisis Won't Get 'Blank Check'

July 10, 2014

One day after President Barack Obama urged Congress to move quickly on a request for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to address the Texas border crisis, Speaker John A. Boehner made it clear the spending supplemental will not be rubber-stamped.

"We’re not giving the president a blank check," Boehner said during his weekly press conference Thursday.

Pelosi Slams Boehner Lawsuit of Obama (Video)

July 10, 2014

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had stern words for Speaker John A. Boehner’s, R-Ohio, developing lawsuit targeting the president Thursday, dismissing the proposed action as “subterfuge” and “totally irresponsible.”

Boehner Says Border Crisis Won't Get 'Blank Check' (Video)

July 10, 2014

One day after President Barack Obama urged Congress to move quickly on a request for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to address the Texas border crisis, Speaker John A. Boehner made it clear the spending supplemental will not be rubber-stamped.

GOP Says Border Crisis is Obama's Fault; Democrats Blame Violence, Poverty

July 3, 2014

The border crisis unfolding in Texas is, depending on whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, either President Barack Obama’s fault or an unavoidable humanitarian crisis created by Central American violence and poverty.

Ethics Chairman Says Panel Will Reverse Decision on Travel Disclosures (Updated)

July 3, 2014

Updated 3:27 p.m. | House Ethics Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway said Thursday on a local Texas radio program that his panel would overturn a change to annual disclosure forms that removed the requirement of lawmakers to report on privately funded trips.

Pelosi, Government Watchdogs Slam Ethics Committee Disclosure Change (Updated)

July 1, 2014

Updated 2:58 p.m. | Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling on the House Ethics Committee to reverse a change regarding travel disclosure requirements, characterizing the new rule as a step in the direction of less transparency.

Earmarks Aren't Coming Back, Boehner Vows in New Video

July 1, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner’s office is out with a new video slamming Senate Democrats and pledging that as long as the Ohio Republican is speaker, “there will be no earmarks.”

House GOP's Secret Vote, Deconstructed

July 1, 2014

It’s been 12 days since House Republicans elected a new majority leader and majority whip behind the closed doors of the House Ways and Means Committee room. And though the ballots and vote totals were a secret, plenty of members and staff think they have an idea. The problem is, they’re probably wrong.

Conservatives Regroup to Force Leadership to Change

June 27, 2014

Labrador worked the phones but came up short. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) They may have lost their fight to change leadership, but they intend to force leadership to change. Conservatives who backed Raúl R. Labrador’s bid for majority leader are saying they are already on to the next battle to force change from within the House Republican Conference. …

Scalise Names McHenry to Chief Deputy Whip Position

June 26, 2014

Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise has named Patrick T. McHenry as the Republican chief deputy whip, the highest appointed position in the GOP conference.

'Cruz Caucus' Talks Leadership Elections in Both Chambers

June 24, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz held another closed-door meeting with House conservatives Tuesday night, sitting down with insurgents over pizza in his office for a free-flowing discussion about immigration, leadership elections, the IRS and recent changes at the Republican Study Committee.

Labrador Says Boehner Now Less Likely to Retire in Fall

June 20, 2014

Updated: 6:35 p.m. | While many lawmakers have said they don’t think Speaker John A. Boehner will stay for another term, the surprise defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the recent leadership elections now has at least one conservative lawmaker thinking Boehner’s position has been strengthened.

Don Young Broke House Rules, Ethics Committee Says

June 20, 2014

Rep. Don Young, currently the fourth longest-serving House member, violated rules when he used campaign funds for personal purposes and accepted improper gifts, a House Ethics Committee report said in a letter of reproval Friday.

Kevin McCarthy Elected Majority Leader (Video)

June 19, 2014

Updated 3:32 p.m. | Republican members of the House elected Kevin McCarthy to be the next majority leader, sending a message of stability to their party in a time of unexpected unrest.

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