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.
A week after a surprising defeat for the farm bill, some House conservatives who helped sink the legislation are trying to build momentum to split it in half, ending years of precedent for passing agriculture and nutrition legislation in one package.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and his staff are working behind the scenes to avoid another embarrassment this month when they bring to the floor a bill that would increase funding for pediatric research.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has come to an agreement on immigration overhaul legislation, but one key Republican member will not sign off on it and will write his own proposal instead.
Bipartisan House negotiators emerged from a critical meeting Thursday signaling that they again have come to a tentative agreement on a comprehensive overhaul of the nationís immigration system.
Even as emergency personnel continued to search through the debris of Mondayís tornado in Oklahoma, talk on Capitol Hill had turned to the question of paying for the recovery.
Moderate House Republicans such as Rep. Peter T. King are ready for another intraparty fight over whether emergency disaster aid should be offset, after a tornado ravaged parts of Oklahoma on Monday.
Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said on Wednesday that somebody deserves go to jail as the investigation begins into why the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative-leaning groups.
They talked about balancing the budget in 10 years, repealing Obamacare, slashing spending and overhauling the tax code.
Looking to up the ante on debt limit negotiations, House conservatives will push to enact spending changes included in the House-passed budget in exchange for an increase in the nationís debt ceiling.
House Republicans announced Tuesday a special two-hour conference meeting to be held next week to discuss the way ahead on debt ceiling negotiations.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney told members of House Republican leadership Tuesday to be wary of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the escalating situation in the Korean Peninsula.
Spotify is back in the House.
Speaker John A. Boehnerís office is mourning the loss of one of its own, the Ohio Republican announced Tuesday.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantorís latest effort at a new-look Republican Party will come in the form of a bill that would fund pediatric research in an unconventional way, the Virginianís office announced Tuesday.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have backed off of an assault weapons ban, but a video released Monday morning shows that the Nevada Democrat hopes to pressure Republicans into supporting a background check bill in the coming weeks.
Candidates in the Georgia Republican Senate primary are jostling for the furthest right starting block in whatís likely to be a crowded race. Already the question is: Can a member of the Appropriations Committee, through which all past spending decisions have traveled, prevail in the new GOP era of fiscal restraint?
Lawyers for Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and one of her campaign consultants said on Monday that their clients had done nothing wrong, despite news reports that the congresswoman may be under investigation for campaign finance violations.
When President Barack Obama visited the House Republican Conference recently, few were surprised by which legislator GOP leaders chose to address the president first.
House Democrats tried an old legislative trick intended to embarrass Republicans but fell short when the GOP defeated the upstart Republican Study Committee budget on Wednesday.
Democrats slam the group as a haven for radicals while conservatives tout membership among their bona fides, but the fact is Rep. Michele Bachmannís Tea Party Caucus has been inactive for several months.
The Republican Study Committee is considering offering a budget plan that would balance the budget by the end of the decade.
Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that the Senate will be toying with a government shutdown if it makes drastic changes to a continuing resolution passed Wednesday by the House.
Speaker John A. Boehner sought to assure his conference on Tuesday that the ďHastert ruleĒ is still regular practice, on the heels of breaking it for the third time this Congress.
The sequester cuts began to hit home for members Tuesday, as House leaders announced budget cutbacks around the Capitol complex and the White House said it would cancel tours starting this weekend.
It wasnít supposed to be like this for the White House and a re-elected president with political capital to spend.