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Emma Dumain

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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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Diaz-Balart's Immigration Overhaul Effort Is Dead for Now

July 10, 2014

After a year and a half of stops and starts, unbridled optimism and hints of inevitable defeat, Florida Republican Mario Diaz-Balart has declared his efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration system officially dead for the 113th Congress.

Pelosi Still Supports Senate-Passed ENDA Despite Diminishing LGBT Support

July 10, 2014

As advocacy groups withdraw support for a Senate-passed bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi signaled Thursday that she was still prepared to support the legislation should it come to the House floor.

"I think it would be a great advancement," the California Democrat said at her weekly news conference. "Everybody has to make an accommodation."

A coalition of influential LGBT rights organizations jointly pulled endorsements earlier this week of the legislation, partly in protest of the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision. The Senate bill's "conscience clause," they said, is now too bitter a pill to swallow.

Pelosi Still Supports Senate-Passed ENDA Despite Diminishing LGBT Support (Video)

July 10, 2014

As advocacy groups withdraw support for a Senate-passed bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered employees from discrimination in the workplace, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi signaled on Thursday that she was still prepared to support the legislation should it come to the House floor.

GOP Task Force, Lone Democrat Eye Trafficking Law

July 10, 2014

The House GOP task force charged with making recommendations to colleagues on the influx of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border might suggest controversial changes to a 2008 trafficking law — and at least one Democrat wants to go that route as well.

GOP Plan to Save Highway Trust Fund May Win By Default

July 9, 2014

The House Republican plan to prevent, through the middle of next year, the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund is drawing grumbles from both the left and the right, but there is increasing recognition that Congress has little choice but to enact it, or something like it.

President's Party Asks Why He's Avoiding the Border

July 9, 2014

Updated, 8 p.m. | With ongoing protests in California, business leaders in Washington calling for a legislative overhaul and lawmakers trading barbs on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama heard from all sides of the immigration debate Wednesday — including some particularly pointed criticism from a member of his own party.

Uncertain Future for Next Week's Highway Trust Fund Extension Vote

July 9, 2014

House GOP leadership is prepared to push ahead on legislation to save the Highway Trust Fund from looming insolvency, with a vote expected on the chamber floor next week.

A Tale of Two Congressional Visits to the Southwest Border

July 8, 2014

Updated 5:30 p.m. | House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., touted his delegation’s fact-finding trip to the Texas border last week as bipartisan, but lawmakers from both parties arrived back in Washington Tuesday as divided on immigration as ever.

Goodlatte: Border Crisis 'Disaster of President Obama's Own Making'

July 3, 2014

After concluding a bipartisan, fact-finding tour of the immigrant crisis on the Southwest border, House Judiciary Committee Republicans said Thursday the onus is on President Barack Obama — not Congress — to address the surge of Central American women and children entering the country illegally.

33 House Republicans to Obama: End Deportation Stays for 'Dreamers'

July 2, 2014

Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who at one point was said to be writing his own immigration overhaul legislation and this week is at the Texas border visiting detention centers, has sent President Barack Obama a letter calling for an end to the 2012 executive order granting stays of deportation to children brought into the country illegally by their parents.

Congressman: We Can't Just Kick Them Off a Bus in Guatemala

July 2, 2014

President Barack Obama deserves blame for much of the misery in overcrowded illegal immigrant facilities on the Southwest border, a conservative Texas congressman told CQ Roll Call Wednesday.

Diaz-Balart: 'Boehner's Never Told Me' Immigration Overhaul Is 'Dead'

June 30, 2014

Did Speaker John A. Boehner really tell President Barack Obama that the House wouldn’t vote on an immigration overhaul bill this year?

Members of Congress Heading for Border to Witness Child Migrant Crisis

June 27, 2014

The surge of unaccompanied immigrant children illegally crossing the southern border is drawing House lawmakers to the region for fact-finding visits during the July Fourth recess week.

Pelosi Asks Boehner for Bipartisan Response to Border Crisis

June 26, 2014

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Republicans need to consult with Democrats in their formal examination of the surge of immigrant children attempting to cross the Southwest border.

Ethics Committee Defers Action on Grimm

June 26, 2014

At the request of the Justice Department, House Ethics Committee has deferred any action on Rep. Michael G. Grimm for telling a reporter on the night of the State of the Union that he would throw him off the Cannon House Office Building balcony for attempting to ask the New York Republican about the federal investigation into alleged campaign finance violations.

Georgia's Woodall Up for 'Placeholder' Chairman of Republican Study Committee

June 25, 2014

Updated, 3:05 p.m. | Members of the conservative Republican Study Committee will vote after the July 4 recess on whether to install two-term Georgia Rep. Rob Woodall as a “placeholder” chairman for the remainder of the year, with colleagues saying his selection is all but certain.

Boehner Defers to Hensarling on Export-Import Bank (Updated)

June 24, 2014

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.

Boehner Convenes GOP Task Force on Border Crisis

June 24, 2014

House Republicans are blaming President Barack Obama for the growing number of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrant children seeking illegal passage into the United States over the southern border, and on Tuesday they unveiled a plan that might exert additional pressure on the administration.

Bill Maher's #FlipADistrict Project Enters Final Countdown

June 23, 2014

There are just two chances left to nominate House GOP lawmakers for ousting at the hands of HBO’s Bill Maher.

Jockeying Begins for Republican Study Committee (Updated)

June 23, 2014

Updated 3:58 p.m. | Two high-profile GOP leadership races have just ended, but a new one’s just getting started.

Joseph Crowley Savors Diamond Memories From Congressional Baseball Games

June 21, 2014

Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle — or “Coach Doyle,” as he’s deferentially called by colleagues — doesn’t want to see anybody get hurt at the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

Congress Won't Block Obama on Iraq

June 20, 2014

It’s now clear Congress will not block President Barack Obama from using force in Iraq if he chooses, despite opposition primarily from the president’s own party.

Boehner: Obama Must Address Immigration Crisis at the Border

June 20, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner is asking President Barack Obama to take steps to address the growing number of unaccompanied immigrant children seeking illegal passage over the southwest border.

House Democrats Overwhelmingly Vote Against Funding Combat Operations in Iraq (Updated)

June 20, 2014

Updated 2:57 | With President Barack Obama grappling with how to respond to the escalating violence in Iraq and the rapid rise of an insurgent terrorist organization there, House Democrats have spoken: They overwhelmingly want to cut off funding for combat in the region, especially boots on the ground.

Steve Scalise Wins Whip, Takes No. 3 Post in House (Updated) (Video)

June 19, 2014

Updated 5:45 p.m. | After a fiercely fought campaign against two competitors, Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise of Louisiana emerged Thursday afternoon as the GOP conference’s pick to be the next House majority whip.

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