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David M. Drucker is a staff writer for Roll Call covering the Senate and broad, national political trends. David helped lead Roll Call’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s drive to pass historic health care reform legislation, after previously working on the newspaper’s Politics team reporting on Congressional campaigns. A Malibu, Calif., native, David came to Roll Call in August 2005 from the Sacramento, Calif., bureau of the Los Angeles Daily News, where he covered the politics and policy of California government, including the historic 2003 gubernatorial recall campaign that saw Arnold Schwarzenegger advance to the governor’s office. David graduated from UCLA in June 2001 with a bachelor's degree in history, and before returning to UCLA in 2000, he spent eight years working in sales and marketing.
Drucker no longer works for Roll Call.
With the Senate “gang of eight” touting its comprehensive immigration overhaul, get ready to watch the proposal’s opponents play whack-a-mole as they seek to derail legislation that appears to have a legitimate shot of going the distance.
Looming negotiations to raise the debt ceiling appear to be at the heart of what is stalling stand-alone legislation to repeal Obamacare’s medical-device tax.
The failure of a background check amendment Wednesday in the Senate immediately deflated any mounting political pressure on the Republican majority in the House to embrace new gun control regulations.
The other “gang of eight,” the one working quietly on the south end of Capitol Hill, released a joint statement Wednesday morning applauding their Senate counterparts for unveiling a bipartisan immigration overhaul bill, saying they expect to follow suit in short order.
House negotiators of an immigration package are happy to let the Senate go first on the issue, saying that chamber’s proposed overhaul could serve as a useful guinea pig that improves legislation they hope to unveil in May.
What are the prospects for an immigration overhaul in the House? Are Republicans relishing another debt ceiling showdown with President Barack Obama?
As I just reported in Roll Call’s At the Races campaign blog, Sen. Marco Rubio raised an impressive $2.28 million during the first quarter, even as he joined with Democrats to tackle the thorny political issue of an immigration overhaul.
As the House chief deputy majority whip with a coveted slot on the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Peter Roskam regularly finds himself at the nexus of the political and policy issues driving debate on Capitol Hill.
House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan addressed an anti-abortion group Thursday evening.
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, raised $1.85 million in the first quarter — a handsome sum for the senator up for re-election in 2014.
Eliminating the carried interest provision from the U.S. tax code is on the table as a part of comprehensive tax overhaul, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp confirmed on Thursday.
President Barack Obama was to dine Wednesday evening with about a dozen Republican members of Congress. None of his guests serve in the House.
Could Obamacare eligibility stymie comprehensive immigration changes? House negotiators, at least, are working to mitigate this potential hurdle.
Badger State Republicans swear that there’s nothing in the water in southeast Wisconsin. But for the next few years, the GOP’s fate could rest with three men who hail from there and who have become crucial leaders in the national party.
Americans for Tax Reform on Monday joined the Cato Institute in launching a pre-emptive strike against The Heritage Foundation.
This latest effort to overhaul U.S. immigration law has spawned an intellectual food fight, as two high-profile Washington think tanks battle for influence over congressional Republicans.
House Republicans appear unlikely to move a repeal of Obamacare’s medical device tax as a standalone bill, according to multiple GOP sources.
Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte on Wednesday floated the possibility that the House could eschew a comprehensive approach to overhauling the nation’s immigration system in favor of a step-by-step legislative strategy.
Moving an immigration overhaul through the House will be difficult enough for the Republicans without opposition from Washington’s most influential conservative advocacy groups, so it might be welcome news to GOP leaders that that’s one hurdle they might not have to contend with.
As fans of an immigration overhaul breathlessly follow the Senate’s “gang of eight,” it’s important to understand how crucial a robust regular-order process is to keeping Sen. Marco Rubio on board.
Fix The Debt, the nonpartisan organization dedicated to addressing the country’s massive $16 trillion debt, has shifted its focus from Washington, D.C., to the states in an effort to gain traction for agenda.
Spring has arrived in Washington, D.C., even though the weather might not yet reflect the season, and that means it’s time for spring messaging from Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.
I’ve been unexpectedly called away from Washington for a couple of weeks, so blogging here might be light during that time. But my CQ Roll Call colleagues have generously offered to pick up the slack during my sequester, so please keep stopping by.
The grass-roots activists that fuel the Republican Party’s gas tank appeared less divided during the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference than they did in flux as they try to determine which road to take next, and whom to follow.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A funny thing happened Friday at the 40th rendition of the Conservative Political Action Conference: failed 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney received a hero’s welcome.