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Jackie Kucinich


Jackie Kucinich joined Roll Call in December 2008 and covers House leadership. Before joining Roll Call, she covered House Republicans for the Hill newspaper. Her byline has appeared in Capitol File Magazine, the Washington City Paper, CQ Politics and Washingtonian magazine. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Jackie covered local politics in Maryland for the Prince George's Sentinel. Jackie, a native of Columbus, Ohio, received her bachelor's degree in communication from American University.

Kucinich no longer works at Roll Call.

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Stories by Jackie Kucinich:

Boehner to Push 5 Percent Budget Cut for House

Dec. 10, 2010

Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a television interview to air Sunday that one of the first bills he would push as leader would be a 5 percent budget cut for leadership and rank-and-file offices and House committees.

Grass-Roots Love Protects Ron Paul

Dec. 10, 2010

In the House Republican Conference, Rep. Ron Paul is untouchable. For a Member who operates as a loner and has ignored his leadership’s directives for years, the Texas Republican is given an amount of leeway rarely allocated to rank-and-file Members.

Lobbyist Will Join Boehner Staff

Dec. 9, 2010

Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) will announce a series of staff changes Friday, including the return to the Hill of an Advanced Medical Technology Association lobbyist, his office confirmed Thursday evening.

Shrinking House Committees May Pinch Democratic Leaders

Dec. 9, 2010

Rank-and-file House Democrats worried about the downsizing of committees have begun to question whether party leaders such as Reps. John Larson (Conn.) and Xavier Becerra (Calif.) should step down from plum panels to make room for others.

Ways and Means Republicans in the 112th Congress

Dec. 9, 2010

Committee reapportionments for the 112th Congress began to leak out Thursday, and the following 22 Republicans will serve on the Ways and Means Committee, according to a list obtained by Roll Call.

Rogers Rejects New Oversight Panel for Appropriations

Dec. 8, 2010

Incoming House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) does not plan to create a new oversight subcommittee and will instead leave the watchdog role to existing subcommittees, he said Wednesday.

House Members to Spend More Time at Home Next Congress

Dec. 8, 2010

Members of the House will spend at least one full week in their districts each month during the 112th Congress, according to the new schedule released Wednesday by Republicans.

Rogers Tapped as Approps Chairman; Upton Gets Energy Gavel

Dec. 7, 2010

Rep. Hal Rogers, a longtime proponent of earmarks, was selected Tuesday to be the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Fred Upton was selected to lead the Energy and Commerce Committee

Chairmen Face Changes, Challenges

Dec. 7, 2010

The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday announced the new slate of committee chairmen, but the winners have their work cut out for them.

GOP Leaders Give Chairmen Candidates a Quiz

Dec. 6, 2010

House Republican leaders have promised that chairmen will have more power to lead in the 112th Congress, but a survey given last week to each candidate for a gavel shows they have specific ideas for what leading a committee means.

New House Whips Work in Tag Team

Dec. 3, 2010

Majority Whip-designate Kevin McCarthy has received a range of suggestions from his vote-counting predecessors, but there was one tip each of them repeated and he has taken it to heart. “You need to know your count and you don’t share your count,” the California Republican said.

Boehner Attacks Democratic Tax Bill

Dec. 2, 2010

Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday called Democrats’ effort to extend only the middle-class tax cuts “chicken crap” and accused the majority of playing political games with the issue.

Reaching the Limit on Term Limits

Dec. 1, 2010

Majority Leader-designate Eric Cantor and other factions in the House Republican Conference have expressed support for term-limiting GOP leaders, but several lawmakers said Wednesday that the idea is a nonstarter.

Proposed Changes to House GOP Rules Released

Dec. 1, 2010

The House Republican transition team proposed a series of organizational changes to the GOP’s internal rules in a letter to Members on Wednesday.

No Change to GOP Term Limits Expected

Dec. 1, 2010

The House Republican transition team on Wednesday afternoon will recommend the current term limits for chairmen stay in place.

Republicans Kill Global Warming Committee

Dec. 1, 2010

Speaker-designate John Boehner’s office confirmed on Wednesday that Republicans will eliminate the Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee in the 112th Congress.

New Worry for Democrats: Fewer Panel Seats

Nov. 30, 2010

The pain isn’t over yet for House Democrats. As Republican leaders continue hammering out details of how many Members will be assigned to each committee, House Democrats nervously anticipate major cuts from their ranks on key panels.

Cantor Takes Leave From Ways and Means

Nov. 30, 2010

Majority Leader-designate Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said he is stepping down from the Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday in order to make room for other Republicans who would like a seat on the panel.

A Quiet Campaign for a Secret Committee

Nov. 29, 2010

While most candidates for top positions on House committees campaign openly, two House Republicans seeking to chair the Intelligence panel have taken a stealthy approach befitting the committee they both want to head.

Cantor Says GOP Is Eyeing Term Limits for Leadership

Nov. 29, 2010

Majority Leader-designate Eric Cantor said Monday that House Republicans are discussing the possibility of establishing term limits for top leadership positions, an idea he said he supports.

House GOP Picks Roskam for Deputy Whip

Nov. 29, 2010

House Republicans on Monday tapped Rep. Peter Roskam to serve as Chief Deputy Whip in the new Republican majority.

'Young Guns' to Host Town Hall Discussing Leadership in 112th Congress

Nov. 23, 2010

Three House Republican leaders, known as the “Young Guns,” will host a town hall meeting Monday at American University to discuss their recently released book, the midterm elections and how the Republican majority plans to lead in the 112th Congress.

House Republicans Study Transition Proposals

Nov. 23, 2010

Members of the House Republican transition team will hold a conference call Tuesday to sift through dozens of rules, schedules and other proposals offered by Members last week. But don’t expect decisions anytime soon.

New Panel Relationships to Be Tested

Nov. 19, 2010

The incoming GOP House majority has vowed to fix what it says is a broken committee process. But the untested relationships of the many new chairmen and ranking members may hinder Republicans’ ability to make good on that promise.

Kingston Launches Bid for Approps Gavel

Nov. 19, 2010

Rep. Jack Kingston on Friday became the latest House Republican to formally throw his hat into the ring in the race for the Appropriations Committee gavel.

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