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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:

Hastings Defends Grab for Energy Portfolio Against Critics

Nov. 18, 2010

The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee is facing a bipartisan backlash over his proposal to strip the Energy and Commerce Committee of a key part of its jurisdiction.

House Republicans Extend Earmark Ban

Nov. 18, 2010

House Republicans on Thursday agreed by unanimous consent to extend their earmark moratorium through the 112th Congress.

Hastings Wants Energy Portfolio for Natural Resources

Nov. 17, 2010

At least one powerful House committee has taken advantage of the turmoil inside the Energy and Commerce Committee and requested that Republican leadership remove energy matters from its jurisdiction.

Tearful Boehner Promoted in Drama-Free GOP Leadership Elections

Nov. 17, 2010

The box of tissues on the lectern in the Ways and Means Committee room proved useful Wednesday, as an emotional John Boehner won unanimous support to become the next Speaker and a standing ovation from the House Republican Conference.

GOP Unlikely to Address Gavel Term Limits, Waivers

Nov. 16, 2010

As House Republicans begin to debate changes to their internal rules this week, addressing waivers for committee chairmen — a flash point within the Conference — could already be off the table.

Upton Declares Bid for Energy and Commerce Gavel

Nov. 16, 2010

Rep. Fred Upton on Tuesday officially launched his bid for the Energy and Commerce chairmanship, promising more oversight and better communication in a letter to the House Republican Conference.

Boehner Gives Nod to Cole in Closed-Door GOP Meeting

Nov. 16, 2010

Presumed Speaker John Boehner publicly buried the hatchet Tuesday with Rep. Tom Cole during a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference.

GOP Leaders Give Incoming Freshmen Expanded Role at the Table

Nov. 16, 2010

The top two House Republicans on Tuesday told incoming freshmen their class would have two elected leadership positions and three spots on the Steering Committee, giving the newly elected group an unprecedented number of seats at the GOP leadership table.

House GOP to Vote on Extending Earmark Moratorium

Nov. 12, 2010

House Republicans will vote next week on whether to extend their earmark moratorium into the 112th Congress, according to a joint statement by the top two party leaders Friday night.

Boehner, Cantor Make Uneasy Partnership

Nov. 12, 2010

The top two leaders of the new House Republican majority have been getting along well lately, but don’t expect the presumptive Speaker and Majority Leader to share a golf cart anytime soon.

Tea Party Group Releases Members’ Personal Numbers

Nov. 12, 2010

Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest coalitions of tea party advocates, released the personal cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses of freshman Republicans the group thinks are in danger of being "co-opted."

GOP Considers Alternate-Week House Schedule

Nov. 10, 2010

The House Republicans’ transition team is considering a range of possibilities for scheduling activity next year, including an option to have the House in session only in alternate weeks.

Boehner Plans to Raise Tax Cuts With Obama

Nov. 10, 2010

Presumptive Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday he plans to talk with President Barack Obama about making all the Bush tax cuts permanent during their meeting next week.

Barton Solicits Support in Bid to Chair Energy Panel

Nov. 9, 2010

Rep. Joe Barton continued his campaign on Tuesday to be Energy and Commerce chairman in the next Congress, this time by appealing to GOP committee members to sign a letter supporting his bid.

Walden: GOP Transition Focusing on Transparency

Nov. 9, 2010

A top priority for Members involved in the GOP power shift will be making the House function more openly and transparently, transition team chairman Greg Walden said.

House GOP Makes Room for Freshmen in Leadership

Nov. 8, 2010

The top two House Republican leaders will announce on Tuesday that they will include a freshman in the leadership ranks, an unprecedented move made to accommodate the large class.

GOP Transition Team Lays Groundwork for Tuesday Meetings

Nov. 8, 2010

Members of the House Republican transition team emerged from a three-hour meeting Monday night saying that no decisions had been made about changes they want to implement but that a range of options were discussed.

House GOP Transition Team to Meet Monday

Nov. 8, 2010

House Republicans on Monday released the names of a 22-member GOP transition team that will begin preparing the House for the 112th Congress this week.

Sessions Wants to Run NRCC for Two More Years

Nov. 8, 2010

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions is seeking another term as the leader of the party’s House campaign arm.

GOP Leaders Line Up for Top Spots in New Congress

Nov. 6, 2010

Races for House Republican leadership positions kicked off as soon as the dust settled from the midterm elections, but very few of those contests promised to kick up much dust of their own.

Walden Finds His Niche as GOP ‘Utility Player’

Nov. 5, 2010

It’s not clear exactly when Rep. Greg Walden became an indispensable part of Minority Leader John Boehner’s leadership team, but the GOP’s jack-of-all-trades has had a fast and unusual ascent through House Republican ranks.

McCarthy Whips Up Support in Bid for No. 3 Spot

Nov. 5, 2010

The skills that Rep. Kevin McCarthy learned during his years as the GOP chief deputy whip are paying off. With the help of a team of more than a dozen fellow Members, the California Republican has tallied “north of 160” votes for the House Majority Whip position in the 112th Congress as of Thursday evening.

Boehner Releases Speeches Outlining GOP Priorities

Nov. 4, 2010

Presumptive Speaker John Boehner on Thursday released “Pillars of a New Majority,” a collection of five speeches made by the Ohio Republican in the months leading up to Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Boehner Officially Declares Campaign for Speaker

Nov. 4, 2010

Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) made his bid for the Speakership official Thursday in a letter to House Republicans.

Boehner's Return: Republican Leader Sees Hard Work Ahead for GOP Majority

Nov. 4, 2010

The day after becoming the most powerful Republican in the country, presumptive Speaker John Boehner wasn’t acting like it. There was no jubilation as the Ohio lawmaker acknowledged his party’s victories in Tuesday’s elections. Instead, he solemnly laid out the tough work ahead of the new House majority.

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