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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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Stories by Emma Dumain:

Hoyer: Give McCarthy and Scalise 'Benefit of the Doubt' on Leadership Process

Sept. 12, 2014

The House’s inability to pass an emergency border funding bill last month left critics on both sides of the aisle wondering whether the new members of the GOP leadership team, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, can bring order to an unruly conference

No. 2 House Democrat Predicts Two-Part Vote on ISIS Request

Sept. 11, 2014

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Thursday afternoon that he expects Congress will vote next week to grant President Barack Obama authority to arm Syrian rebels against the insurgent terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS.

House GOP ISIS and CR Strategy Still in Flux

Sept. 11, 2014

House GOP leaders are advocating for giving President Barack Obama some authority within the continuing resolution to arm Syrian rebels against the insurgent terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS, according to several Republican lawmakers present at a Thursday morning members’ meeting.

House Postpones Vote on Continuing Resolution

Sept. 10, 2014

The House will postpone its scheduled Thursday vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government past Sept. 30.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., made the announcement during the afternoon vote series on Wednesday, saying the delay was needed to give members time to reach an agreement on whether to include Obama administration-requested language to aid Syrian rebels against terrorist insurgents operating under the name the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

McCarthy said the delay was warranted "given the severity of the situation and the need for all members to properly evaluate" the issues.

House Postpones Vote on Continuing Resolution (Video)

Sept. 10, 2014

The House will postpone its scheduled Thursday vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government past Sept. 30.

Is Special GOP Conference Meeting an Early Sign of CR Discontent?

Sept. 10, 2014

House Republicans have announced a special conference meeting for Thursday, reportedly to address members’ questions about the White House’s strategy for taking on the Islamic State, the terror group in control of parts of Iraq and Syria.

Obama Calls House Appropriations Chairman, Asks for ISIS Authority in CR (Updated)

Sept. 10, 2014

Updated 4:45 p.m. | House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers said Wednesday that President Barack Obama — not known for reaching out to Republicans personally — called him Tuesday to ask that authority to take action against ISIS be added to the GOP’s proposed continuing resolution.

In a Partisan Climate, 2 Lawmakers Try to Talk Past Climate Change

Sept. 10, 2014

Two House lawmakers are about to find out whether Congress can solve a problem precipitated, in part, by concerns over climate change — without devolving into a fight over climate change.

Reid Warns of Government Shutdown Over Immigration

Sept. 9, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that if a band of Republicans press for language blocking executive actions on immigration, they're inviting a government shutdown.

"They have every right to do whatever they want legislatively. If they want to be the lead team of shutting down the government, that's what they're going to have to do," Reid said.

Reid Warns of Shutdown Showdown Over Immigration (Video)

Sept. 9, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that if a band of Republicans press for language blocking executive actions on immigration, they’re inviting a government shutdown.

Boehner Says House Will Wait to Hear Obama's ISIS Plan

Sept. 9, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner repeatedly refused to say Tuesday whether he supports more U.S. troops in the Middle East or if Congress should authorize military action against ISIS, telling reporters the House needs to hear from President Barack Obama.

Hoyer: Democrats Want 'Minimum' 5-Year Extension for Ex-Im Bank

Sept. 9, 2014

With the House looking more likely to include some reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank in the text of a continuing resolution this week, the fight could now turn on the length of the extension.

September Congressional Agenda: Must-Pass Bills and Messaging Gambits

Sept. 8, 2014

With Congress back in town Monday after five weeks off, plenty of Republicans and Democrats have made it clear the session’s No. 1 priority is passing a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.

House GOP Plan for September: Shame the Senate

Sept. 3, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner outlined the September legislative agenda in a Wednesday afternoon conference call with House Republican lawmakers, describing a scheduled 12-day session that will be “brief, but busy.”

Cantor's New Gig Will Pay More Than $1M Per Year

Sept. 2, 2014

That didn’t take long.

Top Judiciary Republicans Demand Answers on DACA Changes

Aug. 29, 2014

Top Republicans on the House and Senate Judiciary committees are asking the Obama administration to explain changes made this summer to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that they say loosen requirements and invite fraud.

In Marie Claire Profile, Jennifer Hing Dresses Up and Opens Up

Aug. 28, 2014

Jennifer Hing, the communications director for the House Appropriations Committee, is known around Capitol Hill for pairing stylish yet work-appropriate outfits with a practical pencil threaded through her ponytail or tucked behind one ear.

Armed Services Chairman Calls for Strategy to Combat ISIS

Aug. 27, 2014

More House lawmakers are warning President Barack Obama he needs to articulate a broader anti-terrorism strategy — and consult with Congress on that plan — before ramping up military action against anti-U.S. jihadists in northern Iraq and Syria.

Paul Ryan Rules Out Another Government Shutdown

Aug. 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — House Republicans won’t shut down the government in September, Heritage Action is “constructive at the end of the day” and a person can write a book without necessarily running for president.

Cantor Voting Rights Act Legacy is Failure to Deliver, Democrats Say

Aug. 14, 2014

Passing a new Voting Rights Act in the GOP-dominated House was never going to be easy, supporters acknowledge. But with a powerful Republican such as Eric Cantor as an ally, hope flickered for nearly a year.

Democrats Call for Judiciary Hearings on Ferguson Violence

Aug. 14, 2014

Three senior Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are calling on panel chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., to hold hearings on the violence that has erupted in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager on Aug. 9.

CBC Members Call for Full DOJ Investigation Into Ferguson Shooting (Updated)

Aug. 12, 2014

Updated: 12:18 p.m. | The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and two of her colleagues are calling on the Justice Department to probe deeply into the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

McCarthy Sets Up Votes on Messaging Bills Ahead of Midterms

Aug. 8, 2014

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy doesn’t state the obvious in his Friday memo to colleagues about what the chamber must contend with next month: Avoiding a government shutdown at the end of September.

Congressional Leaders Back Iraq Airstrikes; Hawks Push for Broader War on ISIL

Aug. 8, 2014

Updated 11:22 a.m. | Congressional leaders are backing President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize air strikes in Iraq as the first bombs began falling, although hawks are pushing for a far broader military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also knowns as ISIS.

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