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Billy House Billy House is a Congressional Correspondent for National Journal. He joined CongressDaily in April 2009 as its House leadership reporter after two years as The Tampa Tribune's Washington reporter and before that, five years as The Arizona (Phoenix) Republic's Washington reporter.
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House Republicans Unveil Plan To Keep the Government Open

September 10, 2014 House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled details of a stopgap spending bill to keep government operating through Dec. 11 that includes money to fight the Ebola outbreak, reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank through the end of June 2015, and extends the moratorium on taxing the Internet. It was no secret that ...

House GOP Funding Bill Would Keep Government Open Through Mid-December

September 10, 2014 House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled details of a stopgap spending bill to keep government operating through Dec. 11 that includes money to fight the Ebola outbreak, reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank through the end of June 2015, and extends the moratorium on taxing the Internet. It was no secret that ...

Federal Deficit Is Set to Rise Sharply, CBO Warns

August 27, 2014 Federal budget shortfalls are projected to rise substantially through the next decade, more than doubling to $960 billion by 2024, forcing higher federal spending on interest payments and limiting lawmakers' flexibility to deal with fiscal challenges, congressional auditors warned Wednesday. "Such high and rising debt would have serious negative consequences ...

Fight Brews Over How Long a Shutdown-Avoiding Measure Should Last

August 21, 2014 Unexpected drama is emerging over a bill that Congress must pass to keep the federal government funded beyond the Oct. 1 start of its new fiscal year, and it could throw a wrench into what is intended to be only a brief return to Washington for lawmakers next month amid ...

Battle Over Postal-Service Cuts Looms in September

August 20, 2014 The stage is being set this month for another round of argument and angst over the future of the U.S. Postal Service when Congress returns to work in September. The latest squabble erupted after the USPS, which this summer reported a net loss of $2 billion in the second quarter ...

Lawmaker Invites Review of His Advocacy for a Defense Contractor in His District

August 19, 2014 Without commenting on details, the House Ethics Committee on Monday said it is reviewing a matter involving Rep. Tom Petri—something the Wisconsin Republican himself requested amid questions of a potential conflict over his advocacy for a defense contractor in his district in which he owned stock. "I look forward to ...

A Historically Unproductive Congress Inches Toward Finish Line

August 4, 2014 This Congress began with braggadocio about what it would accomplish. But what came in roaring like a legislative lion is on track to go out like a lamb, barring an unlikely burst of lawmaking in September or a lame-duck session. A promise to enact a tax-code overhaul remains an empty ...

Divided House Approves $694M Border Bill, Deportation Measure

August 1, 2014 This story has been updated. House GOP leaders Friday night finally pushed through passage of border funding legislation and a bill changing deportation policies, a one-chamber messaging approach that in the end may speak louder about lawmakers' inability to ever write a workable bill that Congress as a whole can ...

House GOP Leaders Pull Votes on Border-Funding Package

July 31, 2014 In stunning fashion, House Republican leaders on Thursday suddenly backed off a planned vote on an emergency border-funding package, meaning lawmakers may head home for the August recess without addressing the hot-button issue. The legislation had been unlikely to advance in the Senate, and already had been ticketed for a ...

House Votes to Move Forward on Lawsuit Against Obama

July 31, 2014 The House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to do what became inevitable weeks ago: proceed with a lawsuit to sue President Obama over executive actions related to Obamacare. The vote was split along party lines, with nearly all Republicans voting in favor of pursuing the lawsuit and all Democrats opposed. ...