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Emma Dumain


Emma Dumain covers House leadership for Roll Call. From September 2011 to May 2013, she covered Roll Call's campus beat, where she wrote about the administration of the House and Senate, legislative branch appropriations, the Capitol Police and oversight of the District of Columbia, along with the myriad issues affecting Capitol Hill staffers and congressional support agencies.

A 2007 summer intern at Roll Call, Emma joined the publication full time in fall 2011 from Congressional Quarterly. There, she was first an editorial assistant and then a reporter, covering legislation as it moved through Congress with a focus on legislative branch spending, ethics, oversight and the postal service.

Emma is a graduate of Oberlin College, where she was editor-in-chief of the Oberlin Review, the official student newspaper.

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Sources: Chaffetz Readies Run for Speaker

Oct. 2, 2015

Earlier this week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, was busy trying to push his colleague Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to run for majority leader.

The NRCC Benghazi Fundraising Web Page That Wasn't

Oct. 2, 2015

Don’t remember the National Republican Congressional Committee’s brief foray last year into raising money off the House Select Committee on Benghazi?

McCarthy: 'Never My Intention' to Link Benghazi Committee to Politics

Oct. 2, 2015

The likely next speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, returned to Fox News Thursday night in a bid to clarify his remarks 48 hours earlier on the Benghazi committee.

Boehner Weighs In on Benghazi Without Mentioning McCarthy

Oct. 1, 2015

As Democrats continued Thursday to hammer Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for his Benghazi committee comments, Speaker John A. Boehner decided to step in.

A Tale of Two Republicans: McCarthy and McConnell

Oct. 1, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy knows one way to remain popular with conservatives is to trash the Senate, even if it is led by Republicans. But the California Republican, the front-runner to be the next speaker, will have to work with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to advance mutual interests.

Breaking Down the CR Vote

Sept. 30, 2015

Just 91 House Republicans voted with every Democrat to keep the government open after midnight Wednesday — that’s three out of every eight members of the conference.

Rules Could Complicate Leadership Fight (Updated)

Sept. 30, 2015

Updated 9:26 p.m. | A rules fight could determine who holds power in the House Republican Conference under a new speaker when the elections are held on Oct. 8.

Congress Averts Government Shutdown With Hours To Spare (Video)

Sept. 30, 2015

Though conditions on the ground looked eerily similar to those that caused a two-week government shutdown two years ago, the House on Wednesday passed legislation to keep federal operations afloat through Dec. 11.

Gowdy Insists He's Not Running

Sept. 29, 2015

Rep. Trey Gowdy made it clear Tuesday afternoon he will not be running for majority leader in the upcoming House GOP leadership elections.

Trey Gowdy Leadership Candidacy Still a Big Question Mark

Sept. 29, 2015

Would Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., serve as House majority leader?

Roskam Says He's At Peace in Rank and File — for Now

Sept. 29, 2015

Rep. Peter Roskam isn’t running for leadership — right now.

McHenry, Sessions Will Face Off — If There's a Whip Race

Sept. 29, 2015

There won’t be a race for majority whip if the current No. 3 House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, doesn’t beat Budget Chairman Tom Price of Georgia for majority leader. (The draft Trey Gowdy movement doesn’t seem to have any backing from the South Carolina Republican.)

Leadership Roundup: Scalise Is in, Gowdy Isn't (Updated)

Sept. 29, 2015

Updated 12:46 p.m. | Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., will play coy no longer with the public and the press: On Tuesday morning, he announced he was running for majority leader.

McMorris Rodgers Sits Out Majority Leader Race

Sept. 28, 2015

Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will not run for majority leader in the post-John A. Boehner leadership shakeup, she said in a statement Monday night.

Leadership Shuffle Puts Spotlight on GOP's Up and Coming

Sept. 28, 2015

The leadership shuffle set off by Speaker John A. Boehner’s impending resignation has made one thing clear in the House Republican Conference: There’s a younger generation of lawmakers eager to take the reins.

Tom Price Scores Influential Endorsements in Majority Leader Bid

Sept. 28, 2015

Budget Chairman Tom Price hasn’t officially declared his candidacy for majority leader, but two high-profile endorsements Monday sent as clear a signal as any that the Georgia Republican is in the game.

GOP Rivals Bring Different Strategies to Leadership Races

Sept. 28, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner announced last week he would resign at the end of October, ostensibly hoping to free the House Republican Conference of crippling infighting and discord.

Another Republican Looking to Move Up: Rep. Lynn Jenkins

Sept. 26, 2015

Races are heating up for majority leader and whip in the wake of Speaker John A. Boehner’s resignation announcement — but potential contests are brewing down-ballot, too.

Roskam, Still Coy on Leadership Plans, Inserts Himself Into the Fray (Updated)

Sept. 26, 2015

Updated 10:02 p.m. | Rep. Peter Roskam insists this isn’t the official start of a leadership campaign of his own amidst the intense jockeying for senior slots in the aftermath of Speaker John A. Boehner’s impending resignation.

House Democrats React to Boehner Resignation

Sept. 25, 2015

While House Republicans were still digesting the news Speaker John A. Boehner would be stepping down at the end of October, House Democrats were quickly getting in on the action.

Boehner to Resign

Sept. 25, 2015

Boehner Stuns Colleagues With Resignation Announcement (Video)

Sept. 25, 2015

The House next week will pass a “clean” continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown, but that news was overshadowed Friday by the stunning announcement that Speaker John A. Boehner will give up his gavel, and his House seat, on Oct. 30.

Boehner to Call It Quits; McCarthy Seen as Successor

Sept. 25, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner told fellow Republicans Friday morning he will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to members.

Boehner Preps Sales Pitch on Planned Parenthood, CR

Sept. 24, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner held court in his office for nearly three hours Thursday, inviting groups of lawmakers in for discussions on how best to defund Planned Parenthood without shutting down the federal government.

House Freedom Caucus Members Mum After Boehner Meeting

Sept. 24, 2015

Five founding members of the House Freedom Caucus left Speaker John A. Boehner’s office after an hourlong meeting tight-lipped on what was discussed in relation to the continuing resolution and Planned Parenthood.

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