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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:

Top House Democrats Warming to Senate's Iran Bill

April 14, 2015

The top two House Democrats are warming to the Iran legislation that will likely come to their chamber floor if it passes the Senate.

Boehner Adds 2 Rules Republicans — Not the Ones He Booted

April 14, 2015

Remember when two Florida Republican representatives voted against John A. Boehner for speaker and got themselves removed from the House Rules Committee?

House Democrats Challenge GOP to Condemn LGBT Discrimination

April 13, 2015

House Democrats, sensing a growing political advantage over Republicans on LGBT issues, are pushing a resolution to express congressional condemnation of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

House Democrats Forced to Choose Sides in Iran Debate

April 10, 2015

House Democrats on the fence about the White House’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran will be asked next week to close ranks and get behind the president.

Capitol Police Chief Submits Resignation Letter (Video) (Updated)

April 10, 2015

Updated 8:58 p.m. | U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine has submitted a letter of resignation to the Capitol Police Board, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to CQ Roll Call.

When Harry Met Lynn ...

April 9, 2015

If you don’t know who Rep. Lynn Jenkins is, you have something in common with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

McCarthy Outlines Busy, Maybe Tense, April Work Period

April 9, 2015

After a two-week respite, April is shaping up to be a month of long nights, nods to the GOP base and divisions on both sides of the aisle.

Farr, Rohrabacher Tell Holder: Cool It on Pot Prosecutions

April 9, 2015

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has one foot out the door, but it’s not stopping House lawmakers from making demands on the head of the Justice Department.

Welch Gets Bipartisan Treatment on CODEL to Tunisia and Ukraine

April 8, 2015

Being the only Democrat on a plane full of Republicans last week could have been awkward for Rep. Peter Welch — especially with GOP leaders are doubling down on criticism of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy.

Immigration Advocates Rush to Menendez's Defense

April 1, 2015

Two longtime allies released statements of support within minutes of the announcement of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez’s 14-count federal indictment Wednesday.

Senate Democrats Fall in Behind Schumer

March 31, 2015

Charles E. Schumer said last week he had the votes to be the next Senate Democratic leader. By Tuesday, it was clear the New York lawmaker’s colleagues had united behind his bid for the post.

CODELs: Boehner to Israel, McCarthy to Tunisia, Pelosi to Asia

March 30, 2015

Not everybody gets to travel overseas during the two-week House recess — just ask Louie Gohmert.

Did Van Hollen Miss a Layup Opportunity With Progressives? (Updated)

March 27, 2015

Updated 2:42 p.m. | Congressional Progressive Caucus members were emboldened this week.

Warm Fuzzies After Boehner-Pelosi SGR Deal Not Likely to Last (Video)

March 27, 2015

House lawmakers left for a two-week recess on a high note Thursday, with members of both parties banding together in nearly equal measure to pass a substantive piece of legislation.

Boehner: Obama is an 'Anti-War President'

March 26, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner dismissed Barack Obama Thursday as an "anti-war president" unwilling to lead an international coalition against the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS or ISIL; al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations.

"The world is starving for American leadership, but America has an anti-war president. We have no strategy, overarching strategy, to deal with a growing terrorist threat, and it's not just ISIS or al-Qaida and all of their affiliates," the Ohio Republican said at his weekly news briefing.

"If America leads, our allies would be tickled to death and be happy to join our coalition."

Boehner Coy on Working Relationship With Pelosi

March 26, 2015

House lawmakers left for a two-week recess on a high note Thursday, with members of both parties banding together in nearly equal measure to pass a substantive piece of legislation.

But unlike the longevity of the bill that permanently ends the "sustainable growth rate" used to calculate doctors' payments for Medicare, and extends for two years the Children's Health Insurance Program, it's highly doubtful the bipartisan comity will endure.

At his weekly news conference, Speaker John A. Boehner was not asked if this was the start of a new, more productive working relationship between the leaders. Rather, reporters wanted to know when the next time might be that Boehner will "need" Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to help pass crucial legislative priorities, the assumption being that the speaker will rarely be able to corral his ideologically disparate caucus around bills that need to advance.

"When I see one, I'll let you know," Boehner replied.

Boehner: Obama Is 'Anti-War President' Unwilling to Lead (Video)

March 26, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner dismissed Barack Obama Thursday as an “anti-war president” unwilling to lead an international coalition against the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS or ISIL; al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations.

GOP Defense Hawks Trump Conservatives as House OKs Budget

March 25, 2015

After months of leadership’s best-laid plans falling apart on the floor and behind the scenes, House GOP leaders eked out a much-needed victory Wednesday, with Republicans endorsing a budget that added even more defense dollars to the blueprint reported out committee.

New Jersey Republicans Set Stage for Fight on U.S.-Cuba Relations

March 25, 2015

Lawmakers are always eager to use appropriations bills to make political statements; this year, House Republicans are using the power of the purse to weigh in on President Barack Obama’s move to normalize U.S. and Cuba relations.

Scalise, McHenry Go Forward, Move Ahead With Whip It Good PAC

March 24, 2015

When the House Freedom Caucus comes along, you must whip it. When a close vote’s held open on the floor too long, you must whip it. Whip it good.

House GOP Leaders Prepare For Budget Battle (Updated)

March 24, 2015

Updated 12:54 p.m. | At their weekly news conference Tuesday morning, House Republican leaders went on the offensive to sell their budget resolution.

Boehner 'Baffled' by Reports of Israeli Intelligence Leaks to House Members (Video)

March 24, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner said he was “a bit shocked” by Wall Street Journal reports that Israeli officials were actively working to undermine U.S. efforts to curtail Iran’s nuclear program through diplomacy.

Fiscal Conservatives Buck Leadership, Send Tighter Budget to Floor (Updated)

March 19, 2015

Updated 1:02 p.m. | House fiscal conservatives took the upper hand — for the moment — Thursday in their struggle with Republican defense hawks for control of the GOP’s 2016 federal budget proposal.

Boehner, Pelosi Downplay Schock, Weigh In on Clinton

March 19, 2015

The House’s top Republican and Democrat addressed Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email scandal and Aaron Schock’s surprise resignation during their weekly news conferences Thursday.

House Republicans Stymied Over Own Budget

March 19, 2015

A marathon markup of House Republicans’ proposed 2016 federal budget ended after midnight Wednesday with no resolution between the two GOP factions — defense hawks on one side, fiscal conservatives on the other — determined to put their own, seemingly incompatible stamps on the largely symbolic spending plan.

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