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Jennifer Bendery is Roll Calls White House correspondent. Prior to taking over the beat in January 2010, she covered House and Senate leadership for three years. Jennifers 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.
The House passed a stand-alone bill on Wednesday that would repeal the ban on openly gay service members, shipping the measure to the Senate, where its future is unclear.
President Barack Obama made an eleventh-hour appeal to Congress on Wednesday morning to pass the $858 billion tax cut package as swiftly as possible when it comes up for a vote in the Senate later in the day and in the House later this week.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that longtime Communications Director Brendan Daly is leaving for the private sector.
President Barack Obama is making waves with his first foray into triangulation and so far, his strategy appears to be paying off.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday what Hill staffers itching to leave town for the holidays dont want to hear: The lame-duck session is likely to extend beyond this week.
Vice President Joseph Biden sat down Monday with ousted House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton to discuss a number of issues, according to the White House.
President Barack Obama on Friday brought in a heavy hitter to help build Democratic support for his tax deal: Bill Clinton.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that President Barack Obama sympathizes with Democrats angry about the tax deal he brokered with Senate Republicans but challenged his party to come up with another way forward that all sides can agree on.
The White House may have finally figured out the secret to charming Republicans on Capitol Hill: Vice President Joseph Biden.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday came out swinging at Democratic critics of his tax deal with GOP leaders, saying his party will never get anything done if its members refuse to compromise to advance their priorities.
Liberal activists angry about President Barack Obamas concession on tax cuts for upper-income Americans crashed two phone lines at the White House and are gearing up for another onslaught of calls to Senate Democratic leaders.
House Democratic leaders are heading to the White House on Monday afternoon for another meeting with Vice President Joseph Biden to try to broker a deal on tax cuts, Capitol Hill sources confirmed.
As a final tax package with perks for the wealthy comes into focus, liberal Democrats appear to be the losers in President Barack Obamas first major post-election deal, a trend that they may have to get used to in the next Congress.
Rep. Anthony Weiner ripped President Barack Obama on Monday for cutting a deal with Republicans to extend tax cuts for upper-income Americans without putting up a fight for core Democratic ideals.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden huddled privately with Congressional Democratic leaders in two weekend strategy sessions aimed at resolving the tax cut debate, Hill sources confirmed Sunday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that Congress is unlikely to vote this year on repealing the militarys ban on openly gay service members because of time constraints.
President Barack Obama said Saturday he was very disappointed by the Senates failure to advance bills aimed at extending Bush-era middle-class tax cuts, but vowed to redouble his efforts to strike a bipartisan deal in the coming days.
President Barack Obama announced Friday that the United States and South Korea have reached an agreement on a revised trade deal that he hopes will clear the path for Congressional approval in the coming months.
President Barack Obama pardoned nine people Friday for crimes ranging from cocaine distribution to illegal possession of government property, in his first pardons as president.
Democrats and Republicans continued sparring over economic policies Friday as new numbers showed unemployment rising from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent in November, the highest rate since April.
President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Friday to meet with U.S. troops and talk to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
President Barack Obama sought to give a morale boost to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Friday, telling a crowd of nearly 4,000 soldiers in Bagram that the nation is united behind them this holiday season.
House Democratic leaders are considering a vote on the DREAM Act on Wednesday, a senior House Democratic aide said Thursday.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Thursday praised House Democrats for passing a permanent extension of Bush-era middle-class tax cuts but said negotiators still have a ways to go in reaching a bipartisan tax deal.
Even as a bipartisan task force began trying to reach a deal on tax cuts Wednesday, Democrats and Republicans in Congress made it clear that neither side has any interest in compromise.