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Carolyn Phenicie


Carolyn Phenicie covers committee markups and floor actions as part of the legislative action team at CQ. Prior to joining CQ Roll Call, she covered vitamins and over-the-counter drugs for The Tan Sheet, an industry trade publication. She previously held internships with and National Journal's Hotline.

Carolyn grew up in Harrisburg, Pa. and is a graduate of American University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington.

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Stories by Carolyn Phenicie:

Poll Finds Little Support for Federal Role in Education

Aug. 20, 2014

Americans are increasingly uncomfortable with the current federal role in public education, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Union Rules Vary From State to State

July 30, 2014

Each state sets its own laws regarding teachers unions, and the laws vary widely, not only on whether teachers may be forced to pay union dues. They vary on whether and on what issues a union may collectively bargain and whether unions may call strikes.

Bringing the Classroom to Court: The Battle for Teacher Protection

July 30, 2014

Two sets of lawsuits currently moving through the courts have the potential to upend the way teachers unions operate, first in California and potentially across the country.

Funding Shake-Up May Change Subsidies for Internet Access in Schools, Libraries

July 23, 2014

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to shake up the E-Rate program of federal subsidies for Internet service in public schools and libraries has only partly been successful — his FCC colleagues have agreed to make more money available for Wi-Fi, as Wheeler proposed in June, but only if the money isn’t needed for basic Internet connections.

Democrats Protest Issa Push to Force Lois Lerner Testimony

June 28, 2013

A House Oversight and Government Reform markup devolved into partisan bickering Friday, as Republicans on the panel ruled that Lois Lerner, the embattled IRS employee at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, waived her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination after she made an opening statement to the committee.

'Gang of 8' Tense but Excited as Judiciary Takes Up Immigration Bill

May 9, 2013

As a Senate panel kicked off what could be weeks of meetings to work through a bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws Thursday, there were no shortage of interested observers, including Sen. Marco Rubio.

Issa Irked by Postal Service Decision to Maintain 6-Day Delivery

April 10, 2013

The Postal Service’s decision to put on hold its plan to restrict regular mail delivery to five days a week has drawn the ire of a congressional overseer.

House Backs Slashing Committee Budgets

March 19, 2013

Committee chairmen and ranking members were a united bipartisan front two weeks ago when, testifying one after another, they told the House Administration Committee that steep cuts to their panel budgets would severely hinder their work on behalf of the people they serve.

End of Saturday Mail Delivery Gets Conservative Support

Feb. 6, 2013

Fiscal conservatives applauded the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement today that it will eliminate Saturday delivery of first-class mail — but not packages — beginning in August, but two key senators panned it.




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