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Daniel Newhauser


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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Stories by Daniel Newhauser:

In Stunning Rebuke, GOP Won't Deliver Votes for Boehner's 'Plan B'

Dec. 20, 2012

In a crushing blow to Speaker John A. Boehner, GOP leaders were forced to pull his “plan B” tax measure from the floor at the eleventh hour as it became clear his conference would refuse to support it.

Cantor Predicts House Will Pass 'Plan B'

Dec. 20, 2012

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor predicted on Thursday that the GOP will produce enough votes to pass its “plan B” legislation and said the House might stay in session through the weekend unless a fiscal cliff deal emerges.

No End in Sight as Congressional Impasse Over Fiscal Cliff Drags On

Dec. 20, 2012

As lawmakers creep closer to the fiscal cliff, they are working under the shadow of multiple failed attempts by President Barack Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner to strike a sweeping deal. And they have no clear legislative path forward outside those talks.

Boehner Faces GOP Caucus Backlash On 'Plan B' for Taxes and Fiscal Cliff

Dec. 19, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio struggled Wednesday to find the votes for anything that would prevent the country from going over the fiscal cliff.

Rank and File Show Flexibility on Fiscal Cliff

Dec. 18, 2012

As leaders wrangle over a potential deal to avert the fiscal cliff, many rank-and-file members are quietly resigned to compromise and are holding back from criticizing the ongoing talks.

Boehner's 'Plan B' Gets Mixed GOP Reaction

Dec. 18, 2012

The House will vote as soon as this week on legislation raising tax rates on income above $1 million, a “plan B” that will be acted upon should the momentum of Speaker John A. Boehner’s negotiations with President Barack Obama end up stalling.

In Wake of Tragedy, Little Appetite for Gun Control Among House Republicans

Dec. 18, 2012

The top Republican with jurisdiction over firearms regulations in the 113th Congress has shut down talk of gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., massacre, a sign that the House will be the largest obstacle to overhauling federal gun laws.

Boehner Is 'Not Concerned' About Losing Gavel

Dec. 13, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said he is “not concerned” about losing his hold on the gavel, despite some opposition from conservatives as he seeks to strike a deal with President Barack Obama to avert the fiscal cliff.

Boehner, Reid Continue Handicapping Cliff Deal

Dec. 12, 2012

A day after he and the White House traded offers, Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said he still has serious differences with President Barack Obama about how to come to a deal that can avert the fiscal cliff.

House GOP Frustrated on Sidelines of Cliff Negotiations

Dec. 12, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner and GOP leaders are considering throwing some red meat onto the House floor in the coming weeks as frustration mounts from members who are tired of sitting idle while high-level fiscal cliff negotiations continue between the Ohio Republican and the White House.

'Obstinate' Factor Continues to Roil GOP

Dec. 12, 2012

A boisterous Wednesday meeting of the Republican Study Committee became heated over the recent removal of four rebellious Republicans from plum committees, culminating in a key lawmaker explaining it wasn’t voting records but an “obstinate factor” that contributed to the ousters.

Both Sides Trade Offers Again on Fiscal Cliff

Dec. 11, 2012

President Barack Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner traded offers again this week aimed at averting the fiscal cliff, according to GOP staff, but key House Republicans continue to express little confidence that negotiations are moving along.

Fiscal Cliff Battle Migrates to House Floor

Dec. 11, 2012

The public standoff over the fiscal cliff continued Tuesday, as Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., issued brief statements on the floor, even as rumors of progress behind closed doors continued to circulate around Washington.

Obama, Boehner Trade Quiet Offers

Dec. 11, 2012

The White House and Congress continued their awkward tango near the edge of the fiscal cliff Tuesday, publicly lamenting long-held policy disagreements while House Republicans and President Barack Obama privately exchanged plans.

Rumors Illustrate Speaker's Vulnerability

Dec. 10, 2012

Rep. Tom Price will not challenge Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio for the gavel, his staff announced Monday, but the fact that he is being floated as a contender by conservatives shows the continued unease and suspicion of the House leadership team.

Boehner Doesn't Rule Out Rate Increase

Dec. 7, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio did not rule out a compromise agreement to raise taxes as part of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, but he kept the ball in President Barack Obama’s court when it comes to finding a way to get there.

Boehner's Tight Circle May Help Sell Deal

Dec. 7, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner is keeping his power base close as Congress moves into the final weeks of negotiations with President Barack Obama on a deal to forestall the fiscal cliff, and the Ohio lawmaker has expanded his inner circle to include key chairmen who could help sell a tough deal.

Boehner Denies 'Conservative Purge' of Panels

Dec. 5, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio addressed his decision to remove four rebellious Republicans from plum committee assignments this week, telling a closed-door gathering of GOP lawmakers Wednesday that the moves were no “conservative purge.”

Boehner Says He's Staying Put, Awaits Obama Counteroffer

Dec. 5, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said on Wednesday that his conference does not have a problem raising taxes on the rich in theory, but they simply will not accept doing it by raising tax rates.

Standing Fast on Cliff, Both Sides Dig In

Dec. 3, 2012

Democrats and Republicans now have formally traded offers on plans to avert the fiscal cliff, but neither proposal represents any significant movement from positions the two parties have held for more than a year.

House Republicans Present Counteroffer on Fiscal Cliff

Dec. 3, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and House Republicans returned the White House’s volley Monday, presenting President Barack Obama with a counteroffer aimed at averting the fiscal cliff.

Obama's Bully Pulpit Frustrates GOP

Dec. 2, 2012

A day after the November elections, Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, said Republicans are ready to be led by President Barack Obama. Much to their dismay, they feel like they are being bullied instead.

Boehner Shows Frustration With Obama Offer as Democrats Press for Counteroffer

Nov. 30, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner offered the glibbest assessment of the fiscal cliff negotiations yet, telling reporters Friday that talks are at a stalemate after Republicans rejected an opening offer from the White House.

Cliff Talks Send Parties Back to Old Corners

Nov. 29, 2012

Talks over how to avert deep spending cuts and large tax increases took a bad turn Thursday, as both sides complained about a lack of trust and Republicans said the White House’s negotiating stance is jeopardizing any good will that may exist between the parties.

Boehner Angered by Leak of Phone Call

Nov. 29, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Republican leaders are fuming after a late night phone call with President Barack Obama was leaked to the press, despite an agreement that it would not be, according to several GOP aides.

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