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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:

Boehner's Immigration Path: Slow Walk Could Be Key

April 22, 2013

Unlike gun control, whether an immigration overhaul passes in the House is not reliant on first being successful in the Senate.

Three Tripwires for Immigration in the House

April 19, 2013

With the Senate “gang of eight” touting its comprehensive immigration overhaul, get ready to watch the proposal’s opponents play whack-a-mole as they seek to derail legislation that appears to have a legitimate shot of going the distance.

Debt Ceiling Bogs Down Obamacare Tax Repeal

April 18, 2013

Looming negotiations to raise the debt ceiling appear to be at the heart of what is stalling stand-alone legislation to repeal Obamacare’s medical-device tax.

Zero Pressure on House After Senate Gun Bill Disintegrates

April 18, 2013

The failure of a background check amendment Wednesday in the Senate immediately deflated any mounting political pressure on the Republican majority in the House to embrace new gun control regulations.

House Immigration Gang Expects Deal Soon

April 17, 2013

The other “gang of eight,” the one working quietly on the south end of Capitol Hill, released a joint statement Wednesday morning applauding their Senate counterparts for unveiling a bipartisan immigration overhaul bill, saying they expect to follow suit in short order.

Roskam Tax Day Q&A (Part II): 'Comprehensive' and 'Immigration' Won't Fly in House

April 16, 2013

What are the prospects for an immigration overhaul in the House? Are Republicans relishing another debt ceiling showdown with President Barack Obama?

Senate's First Move on Immigration Could Help House

April 16, 2013

House negotiators of an immigration package are happy to let the Senate go first on the issue, saying that chamber’s proposed overhaul could serve as a useful guinea pig that improves legislation they hope to unveil in May.

Rubio's Fundraising Suggests Immigration Hasn't Hurt

April 15, 2013

As I just reported in Roll Call’s At the Races campaign blog, Sen. Marco Rubio raised an impressive $2.28 million during the first quarter, even as he joined with Democrats to tackle the thorny political issue of an immigration overhaul.

Tax Day Q&A With Peter Roskam

April 15, 2013

As the House chief deputy majority whip with a coveted slot on the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Peter Roskam regularly finds himself at the nexus of the political and policy issues driving debate on Capitol Hill.

Ryan's Speech to Anti-Abortion Group Offers 2016 Clues

April 12, 2013

House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan addressed an anti-abortion group Thursday evening.

Texas: Cornyn Raised $1.85M in First Quarter

April 11, 2013

Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, raised $1.85 million in the first quarter — a handsome sum for the senator up for re-election in 2014.

Camp Takes Aim at Romney's Favorite Tax Break

April 11, 2013

Eliminating the carried interest provision from the U.S. tax code is on the table as a part of comprehensive tax overhaul, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp confirmed on Thursday.

Obama MIA Since 'Charm Offensive,' House Republicans Say

April 10, 2013

President Barack Obama was to dine Wednesday evening with about a dozen Republican members of Congress. None of his guests serve in the House.

Could Obamacare Derail Immigration Overhaul?

April 10, 2013

Could Obamacare eligibility stymie comprehensive immigration changes? House negotiators, at least, are working to mitigate this potential hurdle.

Badger Brat Pack Charting GOP's Path

April 9, 2013

Badger State Republicans swear that there’s nothing in the water in southeast Wisconsin. But for the next few years, the GOP’s fate could rest with three men who hail from there and who have become crucial leaders in the national party.

Norquist Group Joins Cato, Attacks Heritage on Immigration

April 8, 2013

Americans for Tax Reform on Monday joined the Cato Institute in launching a pre-emptive strike against The Heritage Foundation.

Cato, Heritage Battle Over Immigration Overhaul

April 8, 2013

This latest effort to overhaul U.S. immigration law has spawned an intellectual food fight, as two high-profile Washington think tanks battle for influence over congressional Republicans.

McConnell's Obamacare Tax Repeal Stalls in House

April 4, 2013

House Republicans appear unlikely to move a repeal of Obamacare’s medical device tax as a standalone bill, according to multiple GOP sources.

Goodlatte: House Could Overhaul Immigration in 'Pieces'

April 3, 2013

Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte on Wednesday floated the possibility that the House could eschew a comprehensive approach to overhauling the nation’s immigration system in favor of a step-by-step legislative strategy.

Club for Growth and FreedomWorks to Sit Out Immigration Fight

April 2, 2013

Moving an immigration overhaul through the House will be difficult enough for the Republicans without opposition from Washington’s most influential conservative advocacy groups, so it might be welcome news to GOP leaders that that’s one hurdle they might not have to contend with.

Rubio Says Process Counts in Immigration Overhaul

April 1, 2013

As fans of an immigration overhaul breathlessly follow the Senate’s “gang of eight,” it’s important to understand how crucial a robust regular-order process is to keeping Sen. Marco Rubio on board.

Boehner Memo: 'We Forged a New Tactical Plan'

March 28, 2013

Spring has arrived in Washington, D.C., even though the weather might not yet reflect the season, and that means it’s time for spring messaging from Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.

Fix The Debt Packs Its Bags

March 28, 2013

Fix The Debt, the nonpartisan organization dedicated to addressing the country’s massive $16 trillion debt, has shifted its focus from Washington, D.C., to the states in an effort to gain traction for agenda.


March 18, 2013

I’ve been unexpectedly called away from Washington for a couple of weeks, so blogging here might be light during that time. But my CQ Roll Call colleagues have generously offered to pick up the slack during my sequester, so please keep stopping by.

At CPAC, Hunger for New Leadership

March 16, 2013

The grass-roots activists that fuel the Republican Party’s gas tank appeared less divided during the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference than they did in flux as they try to determine which road to take next, and whom to follow.

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