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Matthew Murray


Before joining Roll Call, Matt was a deputy editor at Congressional Quarterly and completed internships at USA Today, Roll Call and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Matt is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and the University of Missouri

Murray no longer works at Roll Call.

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2010 Recap: GOP Errors Help Democrats Win

July 12, 2011

Ahead of the opening pitch in last year’s annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, Democratic manager Rep. Mike Doyle (Pa.) had a vision. In it, retiring Rep. Gresham Barrett (S.C.), who was not expected to play, would come off the bench for one final at bat and win the game for the GOP.

Conservative Groups Bemoan Senate Barriers

Jan. 7, 2011

Socially conservative groups are confident they have the Republican-led House covered during the 112th Congress. But the Senate is already proving a disappointment to their agenda.

K Street Files: Netflix Hires ‘at Large’ Lobbyist; Thorn Run Expands

Jan. 7, 2011

Netflix, whose ubiquitous red DVD envelopes are quickly giving way to direct online transmission, has officially brought on its first in-house registered lobbyist, Republican Michael Drobac.

Immigration-Reform Lobbyists Prepare for Tough Crowd in 112th

Dec. 31, 2010

After watching their main legislative priority be defeated in the waning days of the 111th Congress, immigration-reform advocates are resetting their lobbying goals. And they expect the incoming House GOP majority to be less receptive than its Democratic predecessor.

Lobbyist Ends Work With Ivory Coast

Dec. 29, 2010

Lobbyist Lanny Davis confirmed to Roll Call on Wednesday night that he has resigned from working on behalf of the Ivory Coast and President Laurent Gbagbo.

Issa Probing For-Profit University Report

Dec. 28, 2010

Members weighed in on the ongoing controversy involving for-profit universities just before last week’s Christmas holiday, asking the federal government’s in-house investigators to detail why they made revisions to a recent report on the industry.

Jay Timmons Replacing Engler at NAM

Dec. 21, 2010

The National Association of Manufacturers is elevating lobbyist Jay Timmons to be the trade group’s new top executive. He will replace outgoing President and CEO John Engler, a former Republican governor of Michigan, who announced earlier Tuesday that he will take the helm at the Business Roundtable in January.

John Engler to Head Business Roundtable

Dec. 21, 2010

The Business Roundtable has tapped former Michigan Gov. John Engler (R) to run the lobbying outfit representing some of the nation’s most powerful corporate executives.

GOPer Gregg Hartley Plans to Stay at Cassidy

Dec. 16, 2010

The top Republican lobbyist at Cassidy & Associates has called off his job search and will remain with the firm.

Cassidy & Associates Shakes Up Staff

Dec. 15, 2010

Cassidy & Associates laid off almost 20 percent of its staff Wednesday, the firm’s founder Gerry Cassidy confirmed to Roll Call on Wednesday afternoon.

Ex-Rep. Russo, 12 Employees Out in Cassidy Shake-Up

Dec. 15, 2010

Bowing to financial pressures and a changing political tide, K Street earmarking trailblazer Gerald Cassidy laid off nearly 20 percent of his staff on Wednesday and announced plans to remake his decades-old lobbying shop.

What’s at Stake for Lobbying Interests in Next Year’s Tax Fight?

Dec. 15, 2010

If the White House and Congressional leaders decide to pare back the IRS code next year, tax writers from both parties will have no shortage of special-interest goodies to throw on the bonfire.

K Street Files: AGA Nabs McCurdy; Daly Joins Ogilvy Team

Dec. 14, 2010

Former Rep. Dave McCurdy (D-Okla.) will be the next president and CEO of the American Gas Association, the organization announced Tuesday.

Ethanol Subsidies Add Fuel to the Tax Debate

Dec. 13, 2010

Opponents of federal ethanol subsidies mounted a last-minute campaign Monday to reduce the industry’s funds in the White House’s $858 billion tax package. But even if the near-term assault fails, lobbyists on both sides will be back at it next year.

Business Vs. Unions Now Moves Off the Hill

Dec. 10, 2010

Coming off a successful lobbying fight that all but eliminated the prospects of Members signing off on a card-check bill in the foreseeable future, the downtown business community is training its sights on the National Labor Relations Board for initiatives that may make it easier for workers to unionize.

K Street Files: Boehner Gains Staffer; Grassley Loses One

Dec. 10, 2010

Sen. Judd Gregg’s decision to drop of out the running for the top Business Roundtable job won’t derail the trade association’s hunt for a new president and CEO.

Gregg Declines Business Roundtable

Dec. 10, 2010

Retiring Sen. Judd Gregg will not be the next president and CEO of the Business Roundtable, the New Hampshire Republican told Roll Call on Friday.

NRCC Flack Headed to Private Sector

Dec. 8, 2010

National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ken Spain is headed downtown.

K Street Files: Hurting Gulf Seafood Industry Wants U.S. to Buy In

Dec. 7, 2010

Gulf Coast officials were in Washington, D.C., this week, pitching the Pentagon on a plan to sell local seafood to the armed forces and other federal programs as a way to help their depressed region.

Foreign Governments Look for Support on K Street

Dec. 7, 2010

Lobbyist Lanny Davis is again diving head-first into the lucrative business of representing foreign governments, signing up Equatorial Guinea in April and Honduras last week.

Salaries for Top Watchdogs Exceed $100K

Dec. 3, 2010

Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, is leaving the watchdog group to practice law. But her move may not be entirely for financial reasons, since she makes a handsome salary among her nonprofit peers.

Unemployed Push Congress for Benefits Extension

Dec. 1, 2010

Congressional Democrats and the White House teamed up with the nation’s largest labor federation to unleash more than 200 unemployed workers from 20 states to lobby Wednesday on Capitol Hill for an extension of expiring unemployment benefits.

K Street Files: Aristotle Launches a PAC; Judd Gregg Stays Put

Nov. 30, 2010

Aristotle International, the maker of political fundraising and management software, has started a political action committee of its own, Federal Election Commission papers show.

Retailers in the Market for Job-Spurring Proposals

Nov. 25, 2010

Shoppers will stampede through retail outlets across the country, kicking off the annual Black Friday ritual that marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. But moving merchandise isn’t the only priority for the industry, which is finally showing signs of life after being forced to retool during the recent economic downturn.

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