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David M. Drucker


David M. Drucker is a staff writer for Roll Call covering the Senate and broad, national political trends. David helped lead Roll Call’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s drive to pass historic health care reform legislation, after previously working on the newspaper’s Politics team reporting on Congressional campaigns. A Malibu, Calif., native, David came to Roll Call in August 2005 from the Sacramento, Calif., bureau of the Los Angeles Daily News, where he covered the politics and policy of California government, including the historic 2003 gubernatorial recall campaign that saw Arnold Schwarzenegger advance to the governor’s office. David graduated from UCLA in June 2001 with a bachelor's degree in history, and before returning to UCLA in 2000, he spent eight years working in sales and marketing.

Drucker no longer works for Roll Call.

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Stories by David M. Drucker:

Aging Securely: Financial and Health Care Retirement Challenges

Oct. 22, 2015

In 1950, life expectancy in the United States was 65.6 years for men and 71.1 years for women. By 2013, life expectancy had increased dramatically to 76.6 years for men and 81.3 for women.[1] This improved longevity, combined with significant changes in how most Americans are able to save for retirement, has created new challenges for retirees and for the financial systems, both public and privately sponsored, upon which they rely for their retirement income…

5 Takeaways From the Ways and Means IRS Hearing

May 17, 2013

On a rare Friday of congressional action, the first hearing was held to examine the IRS scandal involving the extra, and in some cases unprecedented, scrutiny given to conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status over a two-year period covering 2010 to 2012.

Q&A: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval

May 15, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. — From his spacious office in the Silver State’s historic Capitol, Gov. Brian Sandoval keeps one eye focused on Washington, D.C., as he attempts to mitigate the political and economic minefield that has become the implementation of Obamacare.

Rules Committee to Democrats: Keep It to Yourselves

May 9, 2013

Don Wolfensberger, former chief of staff for the House Rules Committee in the Newt Gingrich era and now a columnist for Roll Call, offers this insight on the legislative tactics of the current House Republican leadership:

5 Top Moments of the Benghazi Hearing

May 8, 2013

House Republicans on Wednesday attempted to dig deeper into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others dead, during a nearly day-long Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

Rubio Meeting Softens Immigration Skeptic's View

May 8, 2013

At least one tea party skeptic of the immigration overhaul bill created by the “gang of eight” emerged from a private Tuesday meeting with Sen. Marco Rubio encouraged that the Florida Republican is committed to adjusting the legislation in a way that would make it palatable to conservatives.

Conservatives Expect Immigration Bill to Move Right

May 7, 2013

Conservatives exiting a private meeting with Sen. Marco Rubio to discuss immigration reform predicted that legislation pending before Congress would move significantly to the right as it proceeds toward President Barack Obama’s desk.

Cato Analyst: Heritage Study Flawed

May 6, 2013

Cato Institute Immigration Policy Analyst Alex Nowrasteh was still reviewing The Heritage Foundation’s latest study on the cost of the path to citizenship component of the Senate “gang of eight” bill. But his initial reaction was no different than his opinion of the conservative think tank’s 2007 study: It’s “flawed,” Nowrasteh told me in a brief email exchange.

GOP Pro-Immigration Group Boosts Ad Buy

May 5, 2013

A Republican group that backs an immigration overhaul is shifting its advertising strategy as it prepares for the Senate to take up the debate when it returns from recess this week.

Cantor Sets Ambitious House Agenda for May

May 3, 2013

The Keystone XL oil pipeline, Securities and Exchange Commission regulation, student loan rates and pediatric medical research will be among the first orders of legislative business in the House when Congress returns from a weeklong recess.

GOP's Back-Bench Benghazi Critics Step Up Calls for Special Panel

May 2, 2013

Pressure is mounting on House Republican leaders to form a special committee to investigate the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Exclusive: GOP Launches iPhone-Like, High-Tech Data Operation

May 1, 2013

National Republicans are building a new data-sharing platform as the party moves to close a digital divide with Democrats that became glaringly apparent in the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election.

Romney's 'Self-Deport' Option Could Be Part of House Immigration Plan

April 30, 2013

The House immigration working group is mulling a proposal that involves “self-deportation” as part of a strategy to make a comprehensive overhaul acceptable to conservatives.

Obama Telegraphs Health Care Vulnerability; Can GOP Capitalize?

April 30, 2013

Think Obamacare couldn’t possibly re-emerge as a campaign issue Republicans can use against Democrats? Think President Barack Obama isn’t concerned?

Goodlatte's Piecemeal Approach on Immigration Has an Upside

April 29, 2013

House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte sent a clear signal last week that the bipartisan working group does not have sole authority to set the terms of debate on immigration.

House Plan: Illegal Immigrants Sentenced to Probation

April 28, 2013

House immigration negotiators believe they might have found a way to soften conservative criticism directed at a proposal that would provide millions of illegal immigrants with a pathway to citizenship.

About That Health Care Bill Revolt

April 28, 2013

Much was made last week when House Republican leadership failed to garner enough support for legislation that would have stripped funding from one Obamacare program to shore up another.

Cantor Sells Dems' 'Cave' to Build Support for FAA Fix

April 26, 2013

Is House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., concerned that his conference might reject a bill that empowers the Federal Aviation Administration to work around the sequester and halt the air-traffic-controller furloughs that have been causing those annoying flight delays?

Immigration Overhaul Fights Law of Unintended Consequences

April 25, 2013

As the 844-page bipartisan Senate immigration bill submits itself to extensive vetting, unexpected policy and political challenges are emerging.

GOP at Cross Purposes on 'Obamacare'

April 25, 2013

To repeal or dismantle? That is the internal debate roiling House Republicans as they plot their strategy on the landmark 2010 health care law, as its implementation accelerates.

House Immigration Group's First Meeting Since Boston Bombing

April 24, 2013

House immigration negotiators are scheduled to meet Wednesday evening for the first time since the Boston terrorist attacks and their aftermath, and sources expect the group to discuss the criticism leveled at the Senate’s overhaul bill.

Debt Ceiling Hike Could Move Under Reconciliation

April 24, 2013

House Republicans are considering pairing the next debt ceiling increase with the budget resolution for fiscal 2014, which would allow the measure to pass the Senate under reconciliation.

Don't Politicize Benghazi, House Democrats Say

April 24, 2013

House Democrats are accusing their Republican counterparts of trying to score political points with a multi-committee investigation that charges the Obama administration with culpability in the murder last summer of the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

House GOP Benghazi Report: Clinton OK'd Security Reduction

April 23, 2013

A House Republican investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the death of the American ambassador has produced an interim progress report that has been distributed to members of the House majority.

Can Lame Ducks Baucus, Camp Achieve a Tax Overhaul?

April 23, 2013

With Sen. Max Baucus’ decision to retire in 2014, the two committee chairmen in charge of an uncertain comprehensive tax rewrite effort are now officially lame ducks.

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