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Ben Terris

Ben Terris is a staff writer for National Journal. Prior to National Journal, Terris worked with Patch.com, AOL's family of community news sites. He has also interned at The New Yorker, served as a correspondent for the Huffington Post, worked as a hyperlocal reporter for the Boston Globe, and written off-beat and technology stories for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Terris is a graduate of Brandeis University where he was an American Studies major.
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Senators oppose White House disclosure plan for contractors

May 12, 2011 When it comes to transparency, not everything is clear. President Obama's proposal that federal contractors disclose their political contributions has rankled some members of Congress, and not just along party lines. Four members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs-two Republicans, a Democrat, and an independent-penned a ...

Lawmakers criticize military funeral protesters

March 4, 2011 Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who won a Supreme Court ruling this week supporting their right to protest military funerals, are misusing their right to free speech, say Senate Armed Services Committee members Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Sen. Mark Begich, Alaska. Julie Hasquet, a spokeswoman for Begich, told ...

Senate GOP not satisfied with Obama's budget proposal

February 14, 2011 With President Obama's proposed budget out Monday morning, Senate Republicans are already signaling their disappointment with leaked portions of the plan. Obama's 2012 budget calls for $1.1 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years, with roughly two-thirds drawn from spending cuts and another third from revenue increases, but ...

Likely House majority leader calls for hiring freeze

November 10, 2010 The Republicans surged to power this past election with rhetoric about changing the way Washington is run and reducing the federal budget. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., the presumed House majority leader, says he has a plan to tackle both of these issues with a single move: slash the ...

Congress pokes Facebook

October 19, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In response to reports that third-party applications on Facebook have been collecting and distributing user information, Reps. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Joe Barton, R-Texas, want to know how many people were affected, when Facebook found out, and what the company plans to do about it. In a letter to CEO ...