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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:

Bowles, Simpson Might Get Left Behind in Cliff Talks

Nov. 28, 2012

Congressional leaders opened their doors Wednesday to former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and former Sen. Alan K. Simpson, R-Wyo., who were touting the debt reduction plan that bears their names as Capitol Hill gets closer and closer to the fiscal cliff.

Bowles and Simpson Are 'Red-Hot'

Nov. 28, 2012

Former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and ex-Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday, but don’t count on their ill-fated bipartisan debt reduction plan to make a comeback, too.

Boehner Maintains Tax Rate Stance, Shoots Down Cole Position

Nov. 28, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday morning maintained his position that tax rates should not be raised on high-income earners but that revenue should continue to be part of the discussion about how to avert the fiscal cliff.

Vote for Homeland Gavel Was Closest in Memory for Some Lawmakers

Nov. 28, 2012

Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas almost did not become the next chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.

McCaul Gets Homeland Gavel

Nov. 27, 2012

Rep. Michael McCaul secured the Republican Steering Committee recommendation to become the next chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, according to the office of Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio.

House GOP Leaders Try to Connect With CEOs

Nov. 26, 2012

In an effort to find allies in the business community, Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and other House GOP leaders will meet with the CEOs of several major U.S. companies Wednesday morning as Congress begins serious negotiations on the fiscal cliff.

House GOP Leaders to Meet With CEOs

Nov. 26, 2012

House GOP leaders will meet with the CEOs of several major U.S. companies Wednesday morning, as Congress begins to dig in on negotiations about the fiscal cliff.

As Leaders Stay Silent on DesJarlais, Members Groan, Look the Other Way

Nov. 16, 2012

As top House Republican leaders remain silent on the unfolding scandal surrounding Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, conservatives in Congress are starting to groan that his infidelities add up to bad optics for the group.

House GOP Backs Secret Ballot for Steering Committee Spots

Nov. 15, 2012

The House Republican Conference decided Thursday to hold secret ballot votes for regional and class representatives to the Republican Steering Committee.

Freshman Class of 2010 Fights for Influence in New Congress

Nov. 15, 2012

As GOP leaders thin the ranks of members of the class of 2010 at the upper echelons of the conference, some in the historic class are fighting to retain their positions of influence.

A Good Week to Be Aligned With Boehner as Speaker Flexes Muscle

Nov. 15, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner has long insisted that the House Republican Conference be allowed to work its will. Now, the Ohio Republican is doing everything he can to ensure his will holds more credence in the 113th Congress.

House Republicans Will Consider Bringing Back Earmarks

Nov. 15, 2012

The House Republican Conference will vote Thursday on whether to bring back some earmarks in the 113th Congress.

GOP Elects Three Women to House Leadership Roles

Nov. 14, 2012

When it came time to nominate the Speaker for the 113th Congress Wednesday, a sole lawmaker rose to nominate a dark-horse candidate.

Boehner Taps Sessions for Rules Gavel

Nov. 14, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio has announced that Rep. Pete Sessions will serve as chairman of the Rules Committee in the 113th Congress.

McMorris Rodgers Wins Republican Conference Chairmanship

Nov. 14, 2012

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has won the contest to become the next chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.

GOP Leadership Vote Will Point to Road Ahead

Nov. 13, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, is heading into the lame-duck session and the 113th Congress knowing full well that the road ahead is going to be bumpy. Wednesday will give an early indication of just how treacherous it will be.

Paul Ryan Comes Out Strong for Tom Price

Nov. 13, 2012

Former GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul D. Ryan publicly endorsed Rep. Tom E. Price to be the next chairman of the Republican Conference today, writing in a letter to his colleagues that the Georgia lawmaker is a proven leader.

GOP Leadership Battles to Be Settled This Week

Nov. 12, 2012

The final push to secure a spot in House GOP leadership begins today, and the results of a few top-of-the-ballot elections promise to have a ripple effect that could shift the results of committee elections still weeks away.

Gregg Harper Exits Leadership Race, Could Be in Line for House Administration Gavel

Nov. 12, 2012

Rep. Gregg Harper has dropped his bid to become Republican Conference secretary, narrowing the only three-way GOP leadership race to two candidates.

On Capitol Hill, Information About David Petraeus Was Confined to Small Circle

Nov. 12, 2012

The circle of congressional leaders who knew early on of a possible extramarital affair surrounding CIA Director David H. Petraeus appears to have been very small, with John A. Boehner’s office confirming that the speaker was told of Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s knowledge of the situation after the news of Petraeus’ resignation broke.

John Boehner Reiterates That Ball Is in Barack Obama’s Court on ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Nov. 9, 2012

Speaker John Boehner today again called on President Barack Obama to lead the discussion about the “fiscal cliff,” saying that this is his time to work on a deal that can pass both chambers of Congress.

James Lankford Makes Bid for Policy Committee Official

Nov. 8, 2012

Freshman Rep. James Lankford officially announced his bid to head the Republican Policy Committee today, saying he hopes to bridge the gap between leadership and the rank and file on tough policy issues in the 113th Congress.

Pivoting to the Fiscal Cliff

Nov. 7, 2012

A day after voters endorsed the political status quo in Washington, House and Senate leaders offered conflicting strategies for dealing with the tax and spending issues that have the nation on the brink of a “fiscal cliff.”

New House Rules Would Limit Frosh Influence, Grease Skids for Suspension Bills

Nov. 7, 2012

The House Republican Conference will vote on new rules next week that would limit the influence of freshmen at the leadership table and make it easier to bring up bills under suspension of the rules.

John Boehner Signals Willingness to Deal on Taxes

Nov. 7, 2012

Speaker John Boehner today reaffirmed that he is willing to accept revenue as part of a balanced deficit reduction deal, but said he will not accept a hike on tax rates for high-income earners.

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