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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. David Wu acknowledged that questions surrounding a sexual encounter with a teenage woman are "very serious," but would not elaborate on the matter.
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s office told Members on Wednesday that they no longer must be prepared to be in session this weekend.
Tea party freshmen might have given House Republicans the majority last November, but now that negotiations to avert a government default are pressing against the clock, those same conservatives have boosted the leverage of the minority parties in both chambers.
Sen. Mark Warner will join like-minded moderates in the House on Wednesday to brief Members about the recently brokered gang of six agreement.
The House on Tuesday passed conservatives proposal tying strict spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment to an increase in the debt ceiling. But the measure has no chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate, and President Barack Obama has threatened to veto it.
It may still be early in the week, but House Majority Leader Eric Cantors office put Members on notice Tuesday to anticipate working over the weekend.
It may still be early in the week, but House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer put colleagues on notice Tuesday to anticipate working over the weekend.
Speaker John Boehner acknowledged he and his leadership team have begun working on a plan to address the debt limit if, as expected, the conservatives' Cut, Cap and Balance plan does not make it out of the Senate.
House Republican leaders are at least a week away from pressuring their Members to support a Plan B debt deal under discussion in the Senate.
A group of House Republican freshmen will travel down Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday to call on President Barack Obama to put forward a specific deficit reduction plan.
The House scrapped plans Monday to bring a balanced budget amendment to the floor this week, postponing action until next week.
Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) scored an upset special election victory in May by hammering the Republican plan to overhaul Medicare, and her win is a stark sign for Democrats in a debt ceiling fight where entitlements are on the table.
House Democrats on Friday said they remain united against GOP demands for massive spending cuts as part of a debt ceiling deal and want revenue raisers as part of any agreement.
A handful of Democrats and at least one prominent Republican in Congress have Rupert Murdochs News Corp. in their cross hairs.
Finding themselves in the unusual position of having leverage in the debt limit talks, House Democrats are not letting traditional dividing forces fracture their Caucus at least for now.
House Democratic leaders called for a sweeping debt limit deal and questioned whether Republicans were acting in good faith on Tuesday, specifically criticizing their counterparts claims that merely showing up was in itself a compromise.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Monday brushed aside questions about his relationship with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), telling reporters that there is no daylight between them in the debt limit negotiations.
CHICAGO The mostly Hispanic group of attendees who poured into the Teamsters Local 705 headquarters just days before the July Fourth weekend came to hear Rep. Luis Gutierrez on the last stop of his multicity tour focusing on immigration and to send a message to President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama called out Congressional leaders from both parties on Monday, saying each side would need to compromise to reach a deal to increase the debt ceiling and that doing so would give the American people enormous confidence that this town can actually do something once in a while.
A pair of struggling GOP presidential hopefuls, former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, fought for the title of most popular campaign underdog in separate television appearances Sunday.
Top House officials on Sunday underscored the divide between the two parties as they negotiate a debt deal, just as their leaders prepared for a crucial White House meeting on reducing the deficit and raising the debt ceiling.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner issued a stern warning to Congress on Sunday, telling Members they must vote to raise the debt ceiling before Aug. 2 to avoid an economic catastrophe.
KENOSHA, Wis. In Wisconsin's 1st district, one thing Rep. Paul Ryan (R) and his Democratic opponent Rob Zerban agree on is that the race is already a national one.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday returned to the Capitol from a one-on-one meeting with President Barack Obama and reiterated her position that Medicare and Social Security are out of bounds as part of any deal to raise the nations debt limit.
Speaker John Boehner maintained Friday that the two parties are still arms-length apart on reaching a debt ceiling deal. The Ohio Republican said there is no agreement in private or in public. He added, Its not like theres some imminent deal thats about to happen.