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Daniel Newhauser

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Daniel Newhauser covers House leadership for Roll Call, where he has broken stories involving high-stakes negotiations on the budget and a payroll tax cut extension.

Dan joined Roll Call as an intern in January 2010 and has also been an editorial assistant and campus beat reporter for the newspaper. Prior to that, he interned at the National Law Journal and wrote for several journalism outlets in Arizona, covering such topics as drug and illegal immigrant smuggling on the Mexican border, Native American populations’ struggle to keep their cultures alive and statewide politics. His reporting can be found in publications such as the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Daily Star, the East Valley Tribune and the Yuma Sun. Dan is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He hails from San Antonio, Texas.

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Boehner: Lack of Democrats Would Not Impede Benghazi Committee's Work

May 12, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner said Monday that a Democratic boycott of the special committee investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, will not impede the panel from doing its work, but the Ohio Republican said he is trying to assure Democrats of a fair process.

Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Boehner Over Unemployment Extension

May 9, 2014

An Indiana man has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly threatening to kill Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio over his refusal to pass an unemployment extension, according to court filings.

Brandon J. Thompson, 32, of New Castle, Ind., faces federal charges for allegedly making email and telephone threats to an elected official, according to a press release. FBI agents arrested Thompson at his home Thursday night, where he admitted to the charges, according to a criminal complaint. He faced a U.S. magistrate judge Friday morning.

Boehner Satisfies Many Constituencies With Benghazi Panel Picks (Video)

May 9, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner on Friday announced the Republicans who will serve on the special committee to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Boehner Over Unemployment Extension (Updated) (Video)

May 9, 2014

Updated 3:25 p.m. | An Indiana man has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly threatening to kill Speaker John A. Boehner over his refusal to pass an unemployment extension, according to court filings.

Dozens of Democrats Defect, Join GOP on Research Tax Cut

May 9, 2014

Scores of Democrats rebuffed the White House and their own leadership on Friday, voting for a bill to permanently extend a tax cut encouraging companies to invest in research and development.

Democrats Still Undecided on Benghazi Committee Response

May 9, 2014

Despite several private meetings on the issue, House Democrats remained undecided Friday morning about how to respond to the GOP’s special investigative committee formed to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Boehner: No Comment on NRCC Fundraising on Benghazi

May 8, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio refused to answer whether it is appropriate that Republicans are fundraising off of their efforts to empanel a special committee to investigate the 2012 attack on an American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

When asked three times at his weekly press conference Thursday about the National Republican Congressional Committee's fundraising solicitations, Boehner demurred, each time skirting the question by giving a variation of the following:

“Our focus is on getting the answers to those families who lost their loved ones. Period,” he said.

Boehner also said he hopes Democrats will participate.

“I had a conversation with the minority leader yesterday and made clear that this is a serious investigation, that we wanted to work together to get to the truth."

Democrats Consider Naming Just One Member to Benghazi Committee

May 8, 2014

House Democrats are considering naming just one person to the special committee investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, a move that would serve as a symbolic protest of the panel’s creation, but would also allow Democrats access to information obtained by committee Republicans.

Boehner Not Ready to Fire Shinseki

May 8, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday he is not ready to join those calling for the firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki amid the growing outcry over accusations that dozens died while waiting for treatment at VA hospitals.

"The problems at the VA are systemic," the Ohio Republican told reporters. "It's the backlog, it's the preventable deaths that occurred within that system. There is a systemic management issue throughout the VA that needs to be addressed, and I don't believe just changing someone at the top is going to actually get to the solutions that many of us are looking for."

House Votes to Establish Benghazi Committee

May 8, 2014

The House voted Thursday evening to create a special committee to re-investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, a move that observers believe will keep the issue in the public eye well into next year.

Boehner Not Ready to Fire Shinseki (Video)

May 8, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday he is not ready to join those calling for the firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki amid the growing outcry over accusations that dozens died while waiting for treatment at VA hospitals.

Republicans' Benghazi Panel Appointments Likely Friday (Updated) (Video)

May 8, 2014

Updated 12:09 p.m. | The House is poised to pass a resolution on Thursday afternoon creating a special committee to investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, ensuring the issue will be kept alive well into the presidential election season.

Boehner: No Comment on NRCC Fundraising on Benghazi (Updated) (Video)

May 8, 2014

Updated, 1:04 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio refused to answer whether it is appropriate that Republicans are fundraising off of their efforts to empanel a special committee to investigate the 2012 attack on an American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Democrats Split on Benghazi Panel Response, GOP Full Speed Ahead

May 7, 2014

House Democrats remain split on how to respond to a new special committee tasked with re-investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, with leaders and party members vacillating between a symbolic boycott or begrudging participation.

Benghazi Panel Will Have 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats

May 6, 2014

Updated, 8:24 p.m. | The special House panel tasked with investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, will operate as an investigative super committee of sorts with access to classified material, subpoena power and unlimited funding and time to carry out its work, according to legislative text released Tuesday night.

Ex-Rep. Butler Derrick Dies

May 5, 2014

Former Rep. Butler Derrick, D-S.C., died Monday after a seven-month battle with cancer, according to local press. He was 77.

Boehner Picks Gowdy for Benghazi Special Committee

May 5, 2014

Rep. Trey Gowdy will head a special committee tasked with investigating the White House response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio announced Monday.

As Midterms Approach, House GOP Puts Spotlight Back on IRS, Benghazi

May 5, 2014

House Republicans unleashed a barrage of oversight measures against the Obama administration last week, virtually guaranteeing Benghazi and the IRS will be a big part of the debate ahead of the November elections — and keeping an already energized GOP base fired up as voters head to the polls.

Boehner Proposes Creation of Special Benghazi Committee (Updated)

May 2, 2014

Updated 3:34 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner is proposing the House create a special committee to investigate the attack and aftermath of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, his office announced Friday.

House Subpoenas Kerry on Benghazi Email (Updated)

May 2, 2014

Updated: 1:08 p.m. | Citing newly uncovered emails they say raise questions about the honesty of the Obama administration, Republicans called Friday for two new probes into the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, with House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa subpoenaing Secretary of State John Kerry to testify before his panel andSpeaker John A. Boehner calling for the creation of a special committee.

Hoyer Wants Unemployment Extension, Immigration Rewrite Before Unpaid-For Tax Credits

May 1, 2014

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer called Republicans to task on Thursday for bringing up unpaid-for tax extenders while allowing unemployment insurance to lapse, and suggested that all of it could be paid for if the House passed a comprehensive immigration overhaul.

In his weekly colloquy, the Maryland Democrat told Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., that it is not right for Republicans to demand that certain policies be offset — such as a "doc fix" and unemployment insurance — while the House plans to take up a $155 billion permanent research and development tax credit that is not paid for.

Hoyer Wants Unemployment Extension, Immigration Rewrite Before Unpaid-For Tax Credits (Video)

May 1, 2014

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer called Republicans to task on Thursday for bringing up unpaid-for tax extenders while allowing unemployment insurance to lapse, and suggested that all of it could be paid for if the House passed a comprehensive immigration overhaul.

Boehner: There's No Immigration Plan 'Conspiracy'

April 29, 2014

In a closed-door meeting with the GOP conference on Tuesday, House Speaker John A. Boehner downplayed his mocking of fellow Republicans last week and said there is no “conspiracy” to spring an immigration overhaul later this summer.

Boehner Walks Back Immigration Comments (Video)

April 29, 2014

Updated 5:26 p.m. | John A. Boehner in a closed-door meeting with Republicans Tuesday morning apologized for comments over the recess that some in the GOP Conference perceived as mocking opponents of comprehensive immigration overhaul — and the speaker reassured lawmakers there is no conspiracy to bring up such a bill over their objections.

House Gears Up for Lois Lerner Contempt Vote

April 25, 2014

House Republicans will vote to hold IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress next month unless she agrees to testify before an oversight panel, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia wrote in a Friday memo to colleagues.

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