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.
Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia was unanimously selected to be the chairman of the Republican Study Committee for the remainder of the 113th Congress.
Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio is moving cautiously toward a late-July vote to authorize a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, juggling legal and political considerations as he tries to check executive power and stoke the Republican base.
Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio has said he intends to hang on to the reins, and now he is cracking the whip.
Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio confirmed Wednesday that he will initiate a lawsuit on behalf of the House against President Barack Obama over the administration's use of executive actions.
Boehner, saying he believes the president is ignoring laws passed by Congress, cast the move toward a lawsuit, first reported by Roll Call, as a continuation of the age-old struggle over the balance of powers among the three branches of government.
"This is about defending the institution in which we serve," Boehner told reporters. "What we've seen clearly over the last five years is an effort to erode the power of the legislative branch. I believe the president is not faithfully executing the laws of our country, and behalf of the institution and our constitution, standing up and fighting for this is in the best long-term interest of the Congress."
Updated, 2:57 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio confirmed Wednesday that he will initiate a lawsuit on behalf of the House against President Barack Obama over the administration’s use of executive actions.
Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, told Republicans Tuesday he could have an announcement within days on whether the House will file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, challenging the executive actions that have become the keystone of the administration.
Updated 1:36 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio declined to commit to reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, saying instead Tuesday morning that he is trying find common ground between his members who want to end the bank and those who want to continue funding it.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy took the stage on June 20 at his first public address since being elected majority leader looking to reintroduce himself to the public.
Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said he is looking to the White House to craft an overall strategy to quell the spread of terrorism in Iraq and the Middle East, which he said has been "exponentially" on the rise during President Barack Obama's presidency.
His comments come a day after he met with the president at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., along with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and the top two Senate leaders, Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn't appear to think that there was foul play in the Internal Revenue Service's misplacement of key emails from Lois Lerner, the ex-agency official at the center of the ongoing IRS scandal.
At her weekly press conference Thursday morning, the California Democrat said her takeaway from reports that Lerner's emails have been lost forever was simply that the IRS needs to upgrade its technology infrastructure.
"What it convinces me of is they need a new technology system at the IRS," Pelosi said, adding that Lerner's emails were not the only ones missing after an alleged computer meltdown. "Reports all show that those responsible did not know about the years of the crashes of their systems until a couple of years later, so I think they need to upgrade their technology, get it right so there's no suspicion about what agenda anyone might have."
Speaker John A. Boehner implied the Internal Revenue Service's misplacement of key emails from Lois Lerner could have been destroyed on purpose at his weekly press conference Thursday morning.
"The president called this a phony scandal. But who could possibly believe that they lost two critical years of emails of the central figure in this investigation?" he asked.
Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said he is looking to the White House to craft an overall strategy to quell the spread of terrorism in Iraq and the Middle East, which he said has been “exponentially” on the rise during President Barack Obama’s presidency.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t appear to think that there was foul play in the Internal Revenue Service’s misplacement of key emails from Lois Lerner, the ex-agency official at the center of the ongoing IRS scandal.
Candidates for House Republican leadership made their final pitches Wednesday morning, pressing for unity while leading their factions into what will be a divisive Thursday vote to decide the future of the conference.
Candidates for House majority whip are pushing their cases hard in the last hours of the race, each promising to heal a party scarred by infighting and at the same time, wrangle the conference into a united voting bloc.
As Rep. Raúl R. Labrador tries to mount a serious challenge to Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s increasingly solid bid to become majority leader, and as Reps. Peter Roskam and Marlin Stutzman try to wrest control of the whip race from Rep. Steve Scalise, the challengers are running up against a critical roadblock: time.
Nice guys don’t always finish last.
Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana will run for majority whip, complicating a race that had so far been a heated head-to-head battle between Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of Illinois and Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas will not run to be majority leader, disappointing many House members who saw him as the conservative and Southern alternative to the current slate of elected leaders. His fellow Texan, Pete Sessions, is still in the race against Kevin McCarthy of California.
Updated 3:38 p.m. | The leadership shuffle to succeed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has begun, after the Virginia Republican suffered a shocking upset in a primary race Tuesday night. At least two representatives are already in the race to become the second-highest ranking member in the House.
House Republicans quickly sloughed off the shock of Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat and were immediately thrust into a weeklong, all-out sprint for power.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated in a Republican primary Tuesday, conceding his Virginia seat to a local activist after a stunning loss with possibly dramatic consequences for leadership, the chances of any immigration overhaul passing Congress and the future of his party.
Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio cast doubt Tuesday on the administration’s claim that it did not inform members of Congress about the prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl due to a fear of leaks, and said the swap will lead to consequences.
With only two months before a crucial fund for highway projects nationwide is tapped, House Republicans and the White House touted dueling plans Tuesday aimed at avoiding a late-July construction shutdown.
The House is back in Washington for almost two full months, but don’t look for a lot of breakthroughs: GOP leadership has pared back big-ticket wish lists, choosing instead to sprint for the August recess with a relatively modest legislative agenda.