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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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Stories by Emma Dumain:

Reid Warns of Shutdown Showdown Over Immigration (Video)

Sept. 9, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that if a band of Republicans press for language blocking executive actions on immigration, they’re inviting a government shutdown.

Hoyer: Democrats Want 'Minimum' 5-Year Extension for Ex-Im Bank

Sept. 9, 2014

With the House looking more likely to include some reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank in the text of a continuing resolution this week, the fight could now turn on the length of the extension.

Boehner Says House Will Wait to Hear Obama's ISIS Plan

Sept. 9, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner repeatedly refused to say Tuesday whether he supports more U.S. troops in the Middle East or if Congress should authorize military action against ISIS, telling reporters the House needs to hear from President Barack Obama.

September Congressional Agenda: Must-Pass Bills and Messaging Gambits

Sept. 8, 2014

With Congress back in town Monday after five weeks off, plenty of Republicans and Democrats have made it clear the session’s No. 1 priority is passing a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.

House GOP Plan for September: Shame the Senate

Sept. 3, 2014

Speaker John A. Boehner outlined the September legislative agenda in a Wednesday afternoon conference call with House Republican lawmakers, describing a scheduled 12-day session that will be “brief, but busy.”

Cantor's New Gig Will Pay More Than $1M Per Year

Sept. 2, 2014

That didn’t take long.

Top Judiciary Republicans Demand Answers on DACA Changes

Aug. 29, 2014

Top Republicans on the House and Senate Judiciary committees are asking the Obama administration to explain changes made this summer to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that they say loosen requirements and invite fraud.

In Marie Claire Profile, Jennifer Hing Dresses Up and Opens Up

Aug. 28, 2014

Jennifer Hing, the communications director for the House Appropriations Committee, is known around Capitol Hill for pairing stylish yet work-appropriate outfits with a practical pencil threaded through her ponytail or tucked behind one ear.

Armed Services Chairman Calls for Strategy to Combat ISIS

Aug. 27, 2014

More House lawmakers are warning President Barack Obama he needs to articulate a broader anti-terrorism strategy — and consult with Congress on that plan — before ramping up military action against anti-U.S. jihadists in northern Iraq and Syria.

Paul Ryan Rules Out Another Government Shutdown

Aug. 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — House Republicans won’t shut down the government in September, Heritage Action is “constructive at the end of the day” and a person can write a book without necessarily running for president.

Democrats Call for Judiciary Hearings on Ferguson Violence

Aug. 14, 2014

Three senior Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are calling on panel chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., to hold hearings on the violence that has erupted in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager on Aug. 9.

Cantor Voting Rights Act Legacy is Failure to Deliver, Democrats Say

Aug. 14, 2014

Passing a new Voting Rights Act in the GOP-dominated House was never going to be easy, supporters acknowledge. But with a powerful Republican such as Eric Cantor as an ally, hope flickered for nearly a year.

CBC Members Call for Full DOJ Investigation Into Ferguson Shooting (Updated)

Aug. 12, 2014

Updated: 12:18 p.m. | The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and two of her colleagues are calling on the Justice Department to probe deeply into the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

Congressional Leaders Back Iraq Airstrikes; Hawks Push for Broader War on ISIL

Aug. 8, 2014

Updated 11:22 a.m. | Congressional leaders are backing President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize air strikes in Iraq as the first bombs began falling, although hawks are pushing for a far broader military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also knowns as ISIS.

McCarthy Sets Up Votes on Messaging Bills Ahead of Midterms

Aug. 8, 2014

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy doesn’t state the obvious in his Friday memo to colleagues about what the chamber must contend with next month: Avoiding a government shutdown at the end of September.

Cuts to National Guard Motorsports Sponsorships Draw Mixed Reviews

Aug. 7, 2014

Lawmakers are predictably split on the National Guard’s announcement it will be slashing motor sports sponsorships — just days after a car sporting the Guard’s livery won a major NASCAR race.

Democrats Commemorate Voting Rights Act Anniversary as Legislative Fix Remains Elusive

Aug. 6, 2014

Democrats commemorated the 48th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act last year with hopes that by today a fix for the landmark law would have reached President Barack Obama’s desk.

Freshman Democrat Invites Speaker to Southwest Border

Aug. 5, 2014

President Barack Obama isn’t the only high-profile politician who hasn’t felt a need to visit the U.S.-Mexico border yet.

After Border Drama, Republicans Assess Steve Scalise

Aug. 5, 2014

Newly installed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise helped resurrect the GOP’s border legislation last week, but his strategy for shoring up the votes has left some members and aides wondering whether he will be able to keep an unruly flock in line.

Gutiérrez to House Republicans: 'Only Cowards Scapegoat Children'

Aug. 3, 2014

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-Ill., a vocal advocate of overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, delivered a blistering floor speech Friday night before the House voted to effectively end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

“Only cowards scapegoat children, and only those who are ashamed of themselves do it in the night on a Friday,” Gutiérrez said to House Republicans. “In January you were saying that all of the Dreamers should get green cards and citizenship … Now, Steve King, Michele Bachmann and Ted Cruz are literally writing the immigration script for the Republican Party.”

Pelosi, Republicans Trade Shots Over Immigration Bill

Aug. 3, 2014

House Republicans voted to prohibit President Barack Obama from granting what they consider to be an unconstitutional amnesty to illegal immigrants Friday by effectively ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The measure sparked one of the most vitriolic debates in recent memory. Democrats hurled accusations of xenophobia, cowardice and racism against Republicans.

Republicans shot back, saying they were not acting out of insensitivity, but out of concern for the separation of powers that Obama, in executing DACA, has allegedly disregarded.

Republicans Vote to End DACA After Tense Floor Debate (Updated) (Video)

Aug. 1, 2014

Updated 11:51 p.m. | House Republicans voted to prohibit President Barack Obama from granting what they consider to be an unconstitutional amnesty to illegal immigrants Friday.

GOP Leaders Pitch Revised Border Package, Hope to Vote Today (Updated)

Aug. 1, 2014

Updated 12:44 p.m. | House Republicans emerged from a closed-door meeting Friday morning with a revised plan to address the child migrant border crisis — one leaders hope to pass later today.

House Republicans Rally to Pass Border Funding Bill

Aug. 1, 2014

Updated 11:04 p.m. | House Republicans found the votes late Friday night to pass a $694 million appropriations bill aimed at stemming the tide of the child migrant surge at the U.S-Mexico border.

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