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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
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Ahead of the opening pitch in last years 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Members weighed in on the ongoing controversy involving for-profit universities just before last weeks Christmas holiday, asking the federal governments in-house investigators to detail why they made revisions to a recent report on the industry.
The National Association of Manufacturers is elevating lobbyist Jay Timmons to be the trade groups 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.
The Business Roundtable has tapped former Michigan Gov. John Engler (R) to run the lobbying outfit representing some of the nations most powerful corporate executives.
The top Republican lobbyist at Cassidy & Associates has called off his job search and will remain with the firm.
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.
Cassidy & Associates laid off almost 20 percent of its staff Wednesday, the firms founder Gerry Cassidy confirmed to Roll Call on Wednesday afternoon.
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.
Former Rep. Dave McCurdy (D-Okla.) will be the next president and CEO of the American Gas Association, the organization announced Tuesday.
Opponents of federal ethanol subsidies mounted a last-minute campaign Monday to reduce the industrys funds in the White Houses $858 billion tax package. But even if the near-term assault fails, lobbyists on both sides will be back at it next year.
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.
Sen. Judd Greggs decision to drop of out the running for the top Business Roundtable job wont derail the trade associations hunt for a new president and CEO.
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.
National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ken Spain is headed downtown.
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.
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.
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.
Congressional Democrats and the White House teamed up with the nations 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.
Aristotle International, the maker of political fundraising and management software, has started a political action committee of its own, Federal Election Commission papers show.
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 isnt the only priority for the industry, which is finally showing signs of life after being forced to retool during the recent economic downturn.
The next head of the Business Roundtable will be named soon after the Thanksgiving holiday, a source familiar with the process has confirmed.