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Emma Dumain

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Emma Dumain covers House leadership for Roll Call. From September 2011 to May 2013, she covered Roll Call's campus beat, where she wrote about the administration of the House and Senate, legislative branch appropriations, the Capitol Police and oversight of the District of Columbia, along with the myriad issues affecting Capitol Hill staffers and congressional support agencies.

A 2007 summer intern at Roll Call, Emma joined the publication full time in fall 2011 from Congressional Quarterly. There, she was first an editorial assistant and then a reporter, covering legislation as it moved through Congress with a focus on legislative branch spending, ethics, oversight and the postal service.

Emma is a graduate of Oberlin College, where she was editor-in-chief of the Oberlin Review, the official student newspaper.

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House Averts Shutdown of DHS for 1 Week (Video)

Feb. 27, 2015

Just two hours before the Department of Homeland Security was set to run out of funding, the House delivered a bill to float the agency for one more week.

Pelosi: Democrats Won't Help GOP Pass 3-Week DHS Funding Bill (Video)

Feb. 27, 2015

“Ineptitude,” “staggering failure of leadership” and “amateur hour.”

House GOP Fails to Advance 3-Week DHS Funding Bill

Feb. 27, 2015

House Republicans fell short of votes to advance a three-week bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security Friday evening, 203-224.

Just hours before the agency is set to shut down, GOP leaders must now decide whether to risk a revolt in their ranks and put the Senate-passed, six-month spending bill on the floor that does not include language to block President Barack Obama's immigration executive orders.

House GOP Fails to Advance 3-Week DHS Funding Bill (Updated) (Video)

Feb. 27, 2015

Updated 6:13 p.m. | House Republicans fell short of votes needed to advance a three-week bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security Friday evening, 203-224.

House GOP Faces Another Whip Test on DHS Punt

Feb. 26, 2015

When in doubt, punt. That’s the latest plan from House Republicans, but even trying to pass a tried-and-true congressional maneuver might be a tall order for the GOP’s fractured conference.

Some Democrats May Skip It, but Netanyahu Speech Is Still a Hot Ticket

Feb. 26, 2015

Dozens of House Democrats are planning to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on March 3, and they’re hoping their absence will send a strong signal.

Boehner: 'We’re in Wait-and-See Mode' on DHS Funding

Feb. 25, 2015

House Republicans emerged from their closed-door meeting Wednesday morning in agreement they’ll wait and see what the Senate can pass in regards to legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security.

That is, however, where the strategy ends, at least in terms of what’s being articulated publicly.

Members left the hour-long gathering in the basement of the Capitol unclear what their next move would or should be in the event Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., succeeds in getting the votes in his chamber to advance a “clean” bill to prevent a DHS shutdown on Friday.

On DHS Funding, House Republicans Agree to Wait on Senate

Feb. 25, 2015

House Republicans emerged from their closed-door meeting Wednesday morning in agreement they’ll wait and see what the Senate can pass in regards to legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security.

House GOP in Holding Pattern on Funding DHS

Feb. 24, 2015

House Republicans on Tuesday evening were still digesting the news that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hoped to advance a “clean” bill to float Homeland Security operations before department funding expires at the end of the week.

Hoyer on Short-Term DHS Bill: 'Cross That Bridge When We Come to It'

Feb. 24, 2015

House Republican leaders still haven’t shared their game plan — if they have one — for funding the Department of Homeland Security past its Friday expiration date.

Why This Member Has Rubber Ducks on His Desk

Feb. 24, 2015

Like most members, Rep. Eric Swalwell has put personal touches on his Capitol Hill office.

California's Outsider-Turned-Insider Tasked With Youth Outreach

Feb. 24, 2015

Rep. Eric Swalwell got to Washington three years ago by taking on the establishment: Instead of waiting for Pete Stark, who was 80 at the time, to retire, Swalwell went after the 20-term Democratic incumbent.

Nearly Two Dozen House Democrats Call for Netanyahu Delay

Feb. 19, 2015

Twenty-three House Democrats have signed onto a letter calling on Speaker John A. Boehner to postpone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled March 3 address to a joint session of Congress.

In Richmond's Defense of Scalise, a History of Camaraderie

Feb. 18, 2015

Democrat Cedric L. Richmond’s defense of Steve Scalise after revelations the Republican majority whip spoke to a white supremacist group in 2002 raised eyebrows in Washington — especially among other members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Pelosi Leads House Democratic CODEL to Cuba (Updated)

Feb. 17, 2015

Updated 2:44 p.m. | As congressional Republicans continue to slam the White House for overreaching on immigration and promising to veto Iran sanctions, House Democrats traveled to Cuba in celebration of another Obama administrative initiative much-derided by the GOP: the recent normalization of ties between the United States and the long-marginalized country.

Pelosi: Short-Term DHS Funding Bill 'Not a Solution'

Feb. 12, 2015

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short Thursday of saying she wouldn't vote for a stop-gap spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security if Democrats and Republicans can't reach an agreement for long-term funding in the next two weeks.

But the California Democrat, in her weekly news conference, slammed the GOP for bringing the critical agency to the brink of a shutdown when its funding expires at the end of the month.

"Two months — that's not a solution," said Pelosi, responding to questions about whether a two-month continuation of existing DHS funding was in order, given Republicans' resistance to remove provisions in their proposed spending bill to block President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration.

Boehner: ‘House Has Done Its Job’ to Fund DHS

Feb. 12, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that his chamber need not — and would not — take any further action to fund the Department of Homeland Security, reiterating the House has done its job and calling for Democrats to allow the Senate to consider the House-passed bill.

The Ohio Republican’s resistance to putting forth another proposal just days before the DHS runs out of money further clouds the outcome for how Congress will avoid a shutdown of the critical agency on Friday.

Pelosi: Short-Term DHS Funding Bill 'Not a Solution'

Feb. 12, 2015

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short Thursday of saying she wouldn’t vote for a stop-gap spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security if Democrats and Republicans can’t reach an agreement for long-term funding in the next two weeks.

Boehner: 'House Has Done Its Job' to Fund DHS

Feb. 12, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner maintained Thursday that his chamber need not — and would not — take any further action to fund the Department of Homeland Security, reiterating the House has done its job and calling for Democrats to allow the Senate to consider the House-passed bill.

Lawmakers Push Longshot Bid to Rewrite Voting Rights Act

Feb. 11, 2015

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner fell short in his 2014 efforts to convince GOP leadership to take up his Voting Rights Amendment Act, but the Wisconsin Republican is ready to take another stab at passing a rewrite of the historic law.

Former Congressman Michael Grimm Spotted on House Floor (Updated)

Feb. 11, 2015

Updated 5:35 p.m. | Former Rep. Michael G. Grimm was spotted visiting old colleagues Wednesday.

House GOP Touts Tax Breaks to Help Feed the Hungry

Feb. 10, 2015

House Republicans took their show on the road Tuesday morning, eschewing the standard-issue news conference set-up for a location more complementary to the subject at hand.

House Says, Senate Says: GOP Split on Next DHS Move (Updated)

Feb. 10, 2015

Updated 3:28 p.m. | When it comes to Department of Homeland Security funding, the ball is still in the Senate’s court, according to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

House Progressives Cheer Populism in Van Hollen Plan

Feb. 6, 2015

For members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the question of whether Democrats should move to the center or double down on left-leaning populism after November’s midterm whacking was never in doubt.

Pelosi Plans to Attend Netanyahu Address 'As of Now'

Feb. 5, 2015

As many House Democrats mull skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled joint address to Congress next month, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi “as of now” plans to attend.

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