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Jessica Brady is a staff writer at Roll Call and covers the Senate. She has particular expertise on the nominations process and has broken stories about the embattled confirmation of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and the Wall Street reform debate earlier this year.
Prior to joining the leadership team in 2008, Jessica profiled elected officials and wrote human interest stories as Roll Calls features writer. She previously worked as a reporter for National Journal's CongressDaily and also spent time as a researcher for the Almanac of American Politics. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
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Rep. Carolyn Maloney was in full district working mode last week, meeting constituents and tending to the home fires when her phone rang. It was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who told the New York Democrat she wanted her back in Washington, D.C., for a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on contraception.
Washington-area Members of Congress led opposition to last weeks payroll tax cut conference report, arguing that federal workers shouldnt bear the brunt of financing the legislation. But, as one veteran lawmaker observed, federal workers are spread throughout the country.
Speaker John Boehner this morning declined to rule out bringing a payroll tax compromise to the House floor on Friday, despite the fact that doing so could violate the chambers three-day rule.
C.R. Wooters, chief of staff to Rep. Chris Van Hollen, is leaving Capitol Hill to join Purple Strategies.
Rep. Aaron Schock's youth and media strategy might not fit the Congressional mold, but neither does the 30-year-old lawmaker, who is using his notoriety to build his legislative and political profile.
The New Democrat Coalition is preparing to fire up its political arm this year in an attempt to widen its ranks and become the go-to group for moderates next year.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended President Barack Obamas move to embrace his super PAC today, even as she trumpeted new legislation aimed at increasing disclosure of corporate spending in campaigns.
Some of the most combative House Democrats will be gone from the chamber next year, leaving the Caucus without its more outspoken liberal and fiscally conservative Members.
The ranks of the Blue Dog Coalition thinned even more with Rep. Heath Shulers retirement announcement today, immediately calling the groups future into question.
House Republicans on Wednesday took a symbolic swipe at President Barack Obamas health care reform law when they voted to repeal its long-term care provisions, the CLASS Act, which the administration abandoned last year as unworkable. But conservative critics of the law shouldnt hold their breath in anticipation of further votes between now and when the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments on the law next month.
CAMBRIDGE, Md. House Democrats rolled out of the Eastern Shore on Friday emphasizing unity and a message focused on the middle class that they are increasingly optimistic will return them to the majority in November.
CAMBRIDGE, Md. President Barack Obama pushed House Democrats today to score some legislative victories and hang tough against Congressional Republicans in their pursuit to regain the majority in 2012.
CAMBRIDGE, Md. Vice President Joseph Biden told House Democrats today that the tough votes that cost them the majority in 2010 will return them to majority status in 2012.
CAMBRIDGE, Md. House Democrats are spending their retreat time on Marylands Eastern Shore boosting morale and finding new ways to pound Congressional Republicans ahead of the 2012 elections, with one key adviser urging them not to run from their records but to stand and defend their accomplishments.
To roaring applause and steady tears, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords received a heros tribute on the House floor before officially stepping down from her Congressional seat.
It took less than five minutes for Republicans to begin taking apart President Barack Obamas State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ bill to crack down on cross-border drug smuggling will get a vote in the House on Wednesday, possibly the Arizona Democrat’s final day in Congress.
House Democrats were licking their wounds after bruising midterm elections when they decamped to Cambridge, Md., last year for their annual retreat. This year, Members predict a better time on the Eastern Shore as they hone their message on jobs and the economy going into the 2012 elections.
The Supreme Court might have blocked a conservative activist from participating in oral arguments against the health care law, but stakeholders maintain it's not a setback in their larger push for Justice Elena Kagan to recuse herself during deliberations this spring.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced today that she will resign from Congress, telling supporters in a video, I have more work to do on my recovery.
Democratic leaders hope President Barack Obama gives a stern lecture to Congress on its ineffectiveness when he delivers his State of the Union address this week.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will provide this years Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obamas State of the Union address.
A group of more than 150 legislators is taking up Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids challenge to scrap the happy talk on deficit reduction and produce a bill this year to cut more than $4 trillion from the deficit.
House Democrats already have an uphill climb to win the 25 seats needed to take back the majority this year, but Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi raised the bar even higher today by declaring, I want 35.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is staffing up after losing two top advisers last year.