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Jonathan Strong


Jonathan Strong covers House leadership for Roll Call. He previously served as an investigative reporter for the Daily Caller and before that reported on environmental regulations for Inside EPA.

Strong’s interests outside of politics include the Washington Capitals ice hockey team and fly fishing for trout and smallmouth bass. He grew up in the Washington, D.C., area but maintains deep and abiding ties to California through family and frequent visits there.

Strong and his wife reside in Arlington, Va.

Strong no longer works for Roll Call.

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Stories by Jonathan Strong:

Pelosi Sees Newfound Unity Among House Democratic Caucus

Jan. 2, 2013

For House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, there’s good news and bad news.

GOP, Democrats Gear Up for Debt Ceiling Standoff

Jan. 2, 2013

With the tax portion of the fiscal cliff cleared, Republicans are gearing up for a big battle over the debt ceiling, hoping to secure new spending cuts.

How House Democrats Learned to Play Hardball

Jan. 1, 2013

House Democrats are finally playing hardball in their role as a minority party, putting the onus on Republicans to find the votes within their own conference to pass legislation.

House GOP Wary of Reported Details of Cliff Deal

Dec. 31, 2012

The verdict is out on whether a Senate fiscal cliff deal, the details of which are still emerging, can pass the Republican-controlled House.

In the GOP Conference, Anger All Around

Dec. 21, 2012

Hours after being undermined by his own conference, Speaker John A. Boehner confidently strode to the House floor on Friday, ascended to the rostrum and, gavel firmly in hand, ushered in a pro forma session.

Despite Liberal Backlash, Pelosi Backs Obama on 'Chained CPI'

Dec. 20, 2012

Burgeoning liberal anger over a plan to lower Social Security cost-of-living increases as part of a fiscal cliff deal is having little effect on top Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Conservatives Grapple With Fiscal Cliff Strategy

Dec. 19, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner likes to say he learned to deal with “every character” that walked into his father’s bar while growing up.

Democrats Come Out Strong Against Boehner's 'Plan B'

Dec. 18, 2012

The White House and congressional Democrats swiftly panned Speaker John A. Boehner’s plan to push legislation in the House that would let tax rates rise only for millionaires, the Ohio Republican’s “plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff.

Fiscal Cliff Talks Face Test as Speaker Meets Caucus

Dec. 17, 2012

In past weeks at secretive White House meetings, Speaker John A. Boehner and President Barack Obama have faced off in fiscal cliff negotiations. But it’s a meeting Tuesday morning at the Capitol that may be Boehner’s toughest negotiating session.

Pelosi Focused on Fiscal Cliff Fight

Dec. 12, 2012

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the subject of retirement rumors as recently as a month ago, is asserting herself in the battle over the fiscal cliff and readying for battle in the 113th Congress.

'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.

Scalise Working to Win Conservatives

Dec. 11, 2012

Conservative doubts about Rep. Steve Scalise, the newly elected chairman of the Republican Study Committee, were punctuated by his initial reaction to a purge of four rebellious Republicans from their plum committee assignments.

NRCC Weekend Fundraiser Gets Into Holiday Swing; Cost Raises Eyebrows

Dec. 10, 2012

Congress is on the brink of the fiscal cliff, but that’s no reason to stop the holiday merriment.

Pelosi Meets With Obama at White House

Dec. 7, 2012

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met one-on-one with President Barack Obama Friday at the White House.

Pelosi Touts House Caucus' Diversity Amid Grumbling Over Staff Hires

Dec. 5, 2012

Since Election Day, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and top Democrats have been touting the diversity of the incoming Democratic Caucus, going so far as to declare it the most diverse political party caucus “in the history of civilized government.”

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.”

Purged Conservatives Are Taking Aim at Leadership

Dec. 4, 2012

The purge of four rebellious Republicans from plum committee assignments Monday is provoking anger in some quarters of the House Republican Conference, with the dissidents threatening to more aggressively push against leadership’s agenda.

Dissidents Pushed Off Prominent Committees

Dec. 3, 2012

With a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees Monday, Speaker John A. Boehner is sending a tough message ahead of the looming vote on a fiscal cliff deal.

GOP Steering Committee Shuffles Conservatives

Dec. 3, 2012

Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it’s the latest instance of the Ohio Republican’s clamping down on his fractious conference.

Obama Backs Wasserman Schultz at DNC

Dec. 3, 2012

President Barack Obama is backing Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, according to a senior Democratic official.

Schweikert Booted from Financial Services Committee

Dec. 3, 2012

GOP leadership has removed Rep. David Schweikert from his spot on the Financial Services Committee for bucking the party line too often.

Teller Will Stay On at Republican Study Committee

Dec. 3, 2012

Paul Teller, a key conservative House GOP aide, will stay on as executive director of the Republican Study Committee, a senior Republican has confirmed to Roll Call.

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.

Democrats Face Tough Decision on Top Appropriations Slot

Nov. 29, 2012

The Democratic Caucus selected its leadership slate Thursday, affirming its commitment to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and her top lieutenants in elections that had been largely determined weeks ago. But the caucus now faces the task of filling the key spot of Appropriations ranking member, for which Reps. Nita M. Lowey of New York and Marcy Kaptur of Ohio are waging a closely fought race.

Pelosi Takes Hard Line on Spending Cuts

Nov. 29, 2012

Minutes after Speaker John A. Boehner expressed pessimism about a fiscal cliff deal coming together, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., dismissed the Ohio Republican’s comments as a “tactic” and took a hard line on spending cuts.

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