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Jennifer Bendery


Jennifer Bendery is Roll Call’s White House correspondent. Prior to taking over the beat in January 2010, she covered House and Senate leadership for three years. Jennifer’s other experience includes four years of reporting on the Texas State Legislature for GalleryWatch in Austin, Texas, and three years of covering health care policy for a number of national weekly newsletters based in Providence, R.I. She also worked in marketing for the San Francisco offices of book publisher John Wiley & Sons.

Bendery no longer works at Roll Call.

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Who is Making Decisions About Your Health Care?

June 24, 2015

Have you ever gone to the pharmacy and been told they can’t give you the medicine your doctor prescribed?  This can happen for a few reasons. You may not even realize health care decisions are being made on your behalf – by your insurance company. Even though insurers are not involved in your direct care or privy to why your doctor prescribed one medicine over another, many try to limit the use of certain prescriptions and…

As Pressure Builds, Short-Term CR Reality Sets In

April 2, 2011

House and Senate leaders could be forced to push through yet another stopgap spending measure this week if they are unable to hammer out a deal on a six-month plan by Tuesday, House lawmakers conceded Friday.

Feingold to Obama: Fire Immelt

March 30, 2011

President Barack Obama is facing growing pressure from his left flank to oust the chairman of his job creation task force, Jeffrey Immelt.

Obama Urges Reduction in Oil Imports

March 30, 2011

President Barack Obama pivoted to his comprehensive energy policy on Wednesday, calling for a one-third reduction in oil imports over the next decade.

Schumer Emerges as GOP Target

March 29, 2011

Republicans have found a new foil in their war with the White House over the deficit and spending: Senate Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer.

Obama Asserts ‘Responsibility’ to Act in Libya

March 28, 2011

President Barack Obama told the nation Monday night that he had no choice but to use military force in Libya in order to protect U.S. interests, in what was arguably his most important foreign policy speech to date.

White House Mum on Details of Libya Speech

March 28, 2011

White House officials are revealing little about what President Barack Obama might say in his Monday night speech on Libya, arguably the most important foreign policy address of his presidency.

Lawmakers Still Upset Despite Flurry of Libya Briefings

March 25, 2011

The White House’s effort to play catch-up with Congressional leaders on U.S. military intervention in Libya has done little to placate lawmakers who have become increasingly frustrated with President Barack Obama.

Carney Says White House Consulted Congress on Libya

March 24, 2011

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Thursday pushed back hard against criticisms that the administration did not consult with Congress before taking military action in Libya.

Bipartisan Unrest Grows Over U.S. Role in Libya

March 21, 2011

Rep. Dennis Kucinich said Monday that President Barack Obama is acting outside his power by authorizing military action in Libya and that he is reviewing legislative and parliamentary procedures available for ending U.S. involvement.

Pelosi Resuming Schedule After Hospitalization

March 21, 2011

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is resuming her schedule in Rome after a brief hospitalization for an undisclosed condition, her spokesman said Monday.

Report: Pelosi Hospitalized in Italy

March 21, 2011

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was hospitalized Monday after feeling “slightly unwell” during a visit to Rome, the Agence-France Presse is reporting.

Obama Threatens Military Action in Libya

March 18, 2011

President Barack Obama gave an ultimatum to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Friday: Cease all violence against your people or prepare for United Nations-backed military action.

Biden Hires Post Reporter as Press Aide

March 18, 2011

Vice President Joseph Biden is tapping another journalist to be his communications director: Washington Post reporter Shailagh Murray.

Obama Briefing Hill Leaders on Libya

March 18, 2011

President Barack Obama is holding a hastily called meeting Friday with Congressional leaders to discuss Libya.

Clinton Says ‘No’ to Second Term

March 16, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn’t want to serve a second term in her job and isn’t interested in running for president, she told CNN on Wednesday.

Partisanship Splits Panel on Climate Change

March 15, 2011

Every Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted Tuesday against amendments reaffirming that climate change is real and backed by scientific evidence.

Deal Possible for Education Reform

March 14, 2011

Republicans and President Barack Obama may be able to leave partisanship behind when it comes to reforming the nation’s leading education law.

Obama: Reform No Child Left Behind Act This Year

March 14, 2011

President Barack Obama will call on Congress on Monday morning to revamp the No Child Left Behind Act, the nation’s beleaguered education law, by the end of the summer, when the next school year kicks off.

Democrats Look to Twitter to Reverse Fortunes for 2012

March 11, 2011

Democrats are hoping they’ve found a secret weapon for winning back the House in 2012: Twitter.

Carney: White House Remains Engaged in Budget Standoff

March 10, 2011

White House officials continued to make the case Thursday that they are fully engaged in the budget standoff raging on Capitol Hill, despite criticisms from both sides of the aisle about their absence.

Obama Hosts Members to Watch Basketball

March 9, 2011

A partisan budget debate may be raging on Capitol Hill, but that isn’t stopping President Barack Obama from hosting a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Wednesday night to watch basketball.

Obama Taps Locke for China Ambassador

March 9, 2011

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the U.S. ambassador to China.

Senate Democrats Huddle With Obama on CR

March 9, 2011

President Barack Obama is meeting with Senate Democratic leaders Wednesday afternoon to try to break the partisan impasse on Capitol Hill over keeping the government funded.

Giffords’ Office to Teach Hill Staffers to Save Lives

March 8, 2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ aides in Washington, still reeling from the tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., are organizing free CPR and first aid training next week as part of a broader effort to give people the same lifesaving skills a 20-year-old Giffords intern used to save her life in January.

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