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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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Republicans Block Democratic Attempt to Force Public Issa Apology on House Floor (Updated) (Video)

March 13, 2014

Updated 8:12 p.m. | Republicans once again blocked a Democratic resolution demanding a House floor apology from Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa for silencing Rep. Elijah E. Cummings last week during an IRS hearing.

Pelosi Praises Feinstein, Calls CIA Director's Statements 'Befuddling'

March 13, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi praised Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a fellow California Democrat, on Thursday for her “courage” in standing up to the intelligence community, though stopped short of saying whether she believed the CIA had, in fact, spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computer files.

Pelosi: Obamacare Not to Blame for Alex Sink's Defeat

March 13, 2014

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the premise that Democrat Alex Sink’s loss to Republican David Jolly in Tuesday night’s Florida special election was a referendum on Obamacare.

White House, Democrats Cry Foul Over GOP Push to Enforce Immigration, Other Laws

March 12, 2014

A House Republican bill aimed at forcing President Barack Obama to enforce immigration and other laws as they are written drew sharp rebukes Wednesday from the White House and House Democrats, who ripped the measure as anti-immigrant.

Boehner: A Pig With Lipstick Is Still a Pig

March 12, 2014

House Republican leaders enjoyed some bragging rights at their Wednesday morning press conference after their candidate, David Jolly, won Tuesday’s hotly-contested special election in Florida to succeed the late Republican Rep. C. W. Bill Young.

“I’ve stood here after losing some special elections,” said Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio. “I’ve tried to put lipstick on a pig, and it was still a pig. So you can bet they’ll try to put lipstick on it today but you all know what the facts are.”

Boehner also addressed the Feinstein-CIA feud and whether IMF aid to Ukraine was needed.

Can Cantor Deliver on Voting Rights Act?

March 12, 2014

After two trips to the Deep South alongside civil rights icon and Georgia Democrat John Lewis, the pressure is on Eric Cantor to deliver on the Voting Rights Act.

Boehner: IMF Aid to Ukraine Isn't Necessary (Updated) (Video)

March 12, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner said authority sought by President Barack Obama to extend IMF loans to Ukraine isn’t needed.

House GOP Leaders Gloat Over Jolly's Victory in Florida (Updated) (Video)

March 12, 2014

House Republican leaders enjoyed some bragging rights at their Wednesday morning press conference after their candidate, David Jolly, won Tuesday’s hotly-contested special election in Florida to succeed late-Republican Rep. C. W. Bill Young.

Boehner Stays Out of Feinstein-CIA Feud (Updated) (Video)

March 12, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner is holding his fire on the feud between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and the CIA.

Hoyer Cautious on Feinstein's CIA Charges

March 11, 2014

The House’s No. 2 Democrat spoke carefully on Tuesday when addressing Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s accusations that the CIA tapped into Senate Intelligence Committee computer files.

Gutierrez Defends Calling Obama 'Deporter in Chief'

March 7, 2014

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez defended his characterization of President Barack Obama as “deporter in chief” during a conference call with immigration activists on Friday.

The 200th Woman Elected to House, McMorris Rodgers Works to Recruit More of Her Own

March 6, 2014

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers readily admits the GOP needs more gender diversity. The Washington Republican told CQ Roll Call recently in a wide-ranging interview she is working hard to help recruit strong women to run for Congress, and that she is excited by the 2014 field so far.

House Votes to Table Resolution Condemning Darrell Issa

March 6, 2014

Hours after the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus introduced a resolution condemning Rep. Darrell Issa, Republicans shelved it.

Black Caucus Brings Resolution Condemning Darrell Issa, Asks Boehner to Take His Gavel

March 6, 2014

The Congressional Black Caucus has brought a resolution to the floor condemning Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and has asked Speaker John A. Boehner to take his gavel after he cut off Rep. Elijah E. Cummings' microphone at a hearing on Wednesday.

On Thursday, flanked by CBC colleagues, Chairwoman Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, stood on the House floor to introduce a privileged resolution condemning Issa for the "offensive and disrespectful manner in which [he] conducted the hearing" and for "turn[ing] off the microphones of the ranking member while he was speaking and adjourn[ing] the hearing without a vote or a unanimous consent agreement."

Congressional Black Caucus Brings Resolution Condemning Issa, Asks Boehner to Take His Gavel (Video) (Updated)

March 6, 2014

Updated 2:23 p.m. | The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus brought a resolution to the floor Thursday condemning Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and asked Speaker John A. Boehner to take his gavel, after Issa cut off Rep. Elijah E. Cummings’ microphone at a hearing Wednesday.

McMorris Rodgers Works to Rebuild, Rebrand Party Image, One Republican at a Time

March 6, 2014

Cathy McMorris Rodgers has two major goals: changing how Republicans sell themselves to the American people and how Americans view the Republican Party.

Issa, Cummings Feud Boils Over

March 5, 2014

The committee dustup between Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and ranking Democrat Elijah E. Cummings has Democrats and Republicans at each other’s throats and demanding apologies.

Pelosi-Hoyer Rivalry Flares Anew With Eshoo-Pallone Fight

March 4, 2014

The long-running leadership rivalry between House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer is flaring anew as the two Democrats take different sides in the fight over who will be the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Cantor and Hoyer Reunite to Push Obama on Iran Nuclear Talks

March 3, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer are together again, jointly urging the Obama administration to take a hard line on preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon while supporting the administration’s diplomatic effort.

With Snow Delays, House Set for Shorter, Busier Week

March 3, 2014

The House was scheduled to vote over the next four days on no fewer than 12 bills and resolutions, including ones to overhaul national flood insurance, suspend for a year the individual mandate tax under Obamacare and revisit coal mining regulations.

Pelosi Ignites Caucus by Choosing Sides in Ranking Member Battle

Feb. 28, 2014

House Democrats could soon be at war.

Kevin Brady Challenging Paul Ryan for Ways and Means Chairmanship

Feb. 28, 2014

House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan has said he wants the Ways and Means Committee gavel next year, but the Wisconsin Republican will face a challenge from Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas.

Eshoo, Pallone Collect Endorsements in Race for Ranking Member

Feb. 27, 2014

Updated 2:06 p.m. | House Democrats won’t vote for the new ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee until after the midterm elections, but the two lawmakers vying for the slot have already begun courting colleagues and claiming supporters.

Flood Insurance Bill Goes Back to Rewrite

Feb. 26, 2014

Updated 1:29 p.m. | House Republican leaders announced Wednesday that a vote on a flood insurance bill would be put off until next week while members negotiate language that can pass the chamber.

Fate Uncertain for House Flood Insurance Bill (Updated)

Feb. 25, 2014

Updated: Feb. 25, 7:56 p.m. | The House is poised to vote this week on legislation to ease the burden on homeowners seeking affordable flood insurance, but the bill might not have the votes — on either side of the aisle.

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