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Stacey Goers

Bio:

Stacey Goers works in the Members and Information department at CQ Roll Call. She writes profiles of members of Congress for CQ.com, Roll Call and Politics in America, while maintaining the biographical information on the lawmakers.

She also works with the data on and descriptions of congressional districts, looking at everything from census data to political breakdowns to geographical descriptions.

Stacey also keeps information on committee staff and caucuses for CQ Roll Call.

She joined Congressional Quarterly in September 2008, first tracking down various congressional documents and then watching House and Senate floor action. An Illinois native, she’s a 2008 graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where she was editor of The Miami Student newspaper.

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Stories by Stacey Goers:

7 Tidbits From the House Freshman Class

Dec. 26, 2013

Last December, most of the Class of 2012 was anxiously waiting for January, when the group would be sworn into the 113th Congress. Much of the biographical information on the more than 80 individuals was already well known: For example, Florida Republican Ted Yoho had been a veterinarian specializing in large animal care, and Massachusetts Democrat Joseph P. Kennedy III belonged to the most storied dynasty of American politics.

DCanter Pours Itself Into Philippines Relief Effort

Dec. 18, 2013

Michelle Lim Warner and Michael Warner, owners of the wine and beer shop DCanter on Barracks Row, are launching a fundraising campaign this month for a cause that’s quite personal to their family.

For Some Members' Families, D.C. Is the Place to Be

Nov. 18, 2013

Not long after freshman Rep. Luke Messer won his seat in 2012, he was driving in Indiana with his family — three children, ages 10 and under — and asked them about moving to Washington, D.C.

Stewart Lends Writing Skills to Bring Elizabeth Smart's 'My Story' to Life

Oct. 8, 2013

The intersection of faith and history has long intrigued Rep. Chris Stewart, who has co-authored multiple bestsellers, from techno-thrillers to pseudo-theological novels. The Utah Republican was an author — an actual novelist, not a fly-by autobiographer or tell-all storyteller — before entering the House as a freshman this January. That’s why, in part, the dust jacket of his newest book, “My Story,” written with Utahn Elizabeth Smart, doesn’t mention that he’s a congressman.

Obscure Caucus: The Quiet Men of Congress

Sept. 6, 2013

Obscure doesn’t mean ineffective or passed over. In fact, in the congressional context, some of the best work gets done behind the scenes by members who would rather build relationships with their colleagues than spar with cable news anchors. These members take on low-profile policy agendas, gain reputations for expertise and benefit from tenure to climb committees or lead issue-area caucuses.

Lujan Grisham's Long-Term Goals Are in Focus

Aug. 11, 2013

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s first four months in Congress were especially grueling. She was elected as one of the freshman Democratic class presidents, became a whip for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and was placed on three committees. But more critically, her mother was ill and in and out of the hospital in New Mexico.

Mo, Mo, Mo — Cowan's Post-Congress Tweets Heat Up

July 24, 2013

William “Mo” Cowan left the Senate on July 16 and, on returning to civilian life, switched his Twitter handle from @SenMoCowan to @MoCowan. The former Massachusetts Democratic senator sent out this last sweet message under his senatorial names.

Ninnella, a Rustic Restaurant In Sync With Its Hill East Neighbors

July 24, 2013

It’s close to 4 p.m. in the middle of the week, during a hot stretch of summer days. At the edge of Lincoln Park, where joggers and dog walkers are circling, the tiny Italian restaurant Ninnella is bustling. The floor is full of wine crates, lobster and octopus are spread in the kitchen, ice is being shuffled into bins and glasses are being wiped clean.

DCanter Looks to Slake Wine Lovers' Thirsts

July 17, 2013

Capitol Hill is getting uncorked.

Salmon Takes Lessons From Class of '94 to Heart

Jan. 22, 2013

His phone number in the Rayburn House Office Building is the same, and his congressional pin bears an uncanny resemblance to the one he received in 1995. Policy talk is still of budgeting and deficits, he received virtually the same committee assignments and he sees familiar faces in the Capitol’s hallways. But Rep. Matt Salmon, whose last stint in Congress ended 12 years ago, said this time will be different.

Members Go to Great Lengths for Voting Stats

July 14, 2012

In a steamy church after a week of record-high temperatures in Washington, D.C., Sen. Susan Collins sat quietly during Sunday Mass on Capitol Hill. She was back in town from Maine early, a habit she’s acquired over her more than 15 years in Congress, during which she has cast more than 5,000 votes without missing a single one.

Susan Collins Casts 5,000th Vote Without a Miss

July 12, 2012

During the routine calling of names on the Senate floor, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) cast her 5,000th consecutive roll-call vote this afternoon, marking a streak with which few Members in either chamber can compare.

It’s Back to Business for Tucson’s Ron Barber

June 18, 2012

As the one-time district director for Tucson-area former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, it’s sort of back to business for Democrat Ron Barber. He rode the wave of national attention that came with winning the competitive special election June 12, but now it’s time for him again to tackle the casework, legislation and issues pertaining to Arizona’s 8th district.

Belly Up to the Barre

June 5, 2012

Unlike most gyms or studios, the rooms at Biker Barre, the new fitness mashup on Capitol Hill, don’t have any mirrors. In the studio for indoor cycling, participants sweat and spin in almost total darkness.

Taxes Make Up Peter Roskam’s Core Policy Focus

April 20, 2012

Rep. Peter Roskam believes that a tax code overhaul, despite its prickly political connotations, could actually drive Members of varying ideological perspectives together.

Trailblazer Mikulski Celebrates a Milestone

March 9, 2012

After 35 years in Congress, the late Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers said, “The first 30 years are the hardest.” Sen. Barbara Mikulski doesn’t see the challenges diminishing anytime soon.

Bonamici Is Ready to Get to Work

Feb. 3, 2012

Rep.-elect Suzanne Bonamici's last name translates to "good friends" in Italian. The newest member of the Democratic Caucus hopes her state legislative experience proves that Democrats and Republicans can not only be friends, but can actually accomplish things.

California Rep. Denham Thinks Large and Small

Dec. 16, 2011

A former college football player, freshman Rep. Jeff Denham isn't exactly someone who blends into a crowd. In the halls of the Capitol, he's likely to have other Members around him, a team of sorts.

Showdown Showcases Different GOP Facets

Oct. 31, 2011

On the quiet fourth floor of the Cannon House Office Building, Rep. Randy Hultgren is in a rather uncomfortable situation with his neighbor, Rep. Joe Walsh.

Freshman Steve Southerland Shuns Beltway Culture

Oct. 10, 2011

Like many of the freshmen ushered in by frustrated voters last fall, Rep. Steve Southerland stresses he did not come to Washington, D.C., to make friends.

Television Titan Is Ready to Try His Hand at Politics

Sept. 14, 2011

Rep.-elect Bob Turner already knows how to deal with controversy, mediation and drama — political or otherwise. The newest Member of the New York delegation is known for helping launch the outrageous, and often bawdy, “Jerry Springer Show.”

Amodei Brings Sizable State-Level Experience

Sept. 14, 2011

Rep.-elect Mark Amodei emulates the same conservatism as most Republicans in the House: small government, less federal regulation and vows to not increase taxes.

Obscure Caucus: Members Who Dodge the Spotlight

Sept. 9, 2011

Obscurity is a four-letter word for most politicians, but some Members of Congress build their careers outside the spotlight. The members of the Obscure Caucus stay off the national cable news circuit, spend more time forging relationships with colleagues behind closed doors than elbowing in front of C-SPAN cameras and avoid the kind of innuendo-laced stories that make up so much of today’s political coverage.

Burton Could Face Tough GOP Primary in Indiana

Aug. 18, 2009

Now in his 14th term, Republican Rep. Dan Burton is accustomed to easy victories. One of the most conservative members in the House, he has repeatedly garnered overwhelming support from voters in his central Indiana district -- until 2008, when a strong challenger nearly defeated him in the Republican primary.

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