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Daniel Newhauser

Daniel Newhauser is a staff correspondent for National Journal, where he primarily covers the House of Representatives. He was formerly a House leadership reporter for Roll Call, where he started as an intern in 2010 and quickly earned a slot as a beat reporter. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Newhauser traveled further West to study journalism at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and write for newspapers including the East Valley Tribune and the Green Valley News & Sun.
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Which Side Will Trump Take in the Next Debt-Ceiling Fight?

February 17, 2017 Con­gres­sion­al Re­pub­lic­ans are gird­ing for a debt-ceil­ing fight later this year. The only prob­lem is they have no idea wheth­er they’ll be fight­ing with or against the White House. Pres­id­ent Trump, un­like much of the rest of his party, has not seemed to pri­or­it­ize debt re­duc­tion. He has de­scribed him­self...

If Not Paul Ryan, Then Who?

October 27, 2016 If not Paul Ry­an, then who? That’s the ques­tion House Re­pub­lic­ans are once again ask­ing them­selves as they pre­pare to head in­to an ugly and dif­fi­cult lead­er­ship elec­tion fol­low­ing an equally ugly and dif­fi­cult pres­id­en­tial cam­paign. The fact that the ques­tion has no clear an­swer is per­haps the single strongest...

Senate Puts Finishing Touches on Bill to Avoid a Shutdown

September 19, 2016 By the rules that guide it, the House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives is usu­ally able to move bills faster than the “cool­ing sau­cer” Sen­ate. But with the House be­set by di­vi­sions in its con­trolling Re­pub­lic­an Party, the Sen­ate has led the ef­fort to craft and pass the le­gis­la­tion that will avert a...

Why Combining Zika Money and Funding to Avoid a Shutdown Is Key to the Hill's Exit Strategy

September 8, 2016 With gov­ern­ment fund­ing set to ex­pire at the end of Septem­ber and the ad­min­is­tra­tion warn­ing that money to fight the Zika vir­us will run out around the same time, Re­pub­lic­an and Demo­crat­ic mem­bers in­creas­ingly be­lieve the two is­sues will be pack­aged and passed later this month. All that’s left is...

Freedom Caucus Ups Pressure to Impeach IRS Commissioner

June 30, 2016 Last Ju­ly, just as the House was pre­par­ing to break for sum­mer re­cess, Rep. Mark Mead­ows shocked his col­leagues by of­fer­ing a mo­tion to oust then-Speak­er John Boehner. This year, Mead­ows and his House Free­dom Caucus col­leagues may be cel­eb­rat­ing that an­niversary by of­fer­ing a mo­tion to claim the head...

Hillary Clinton Breaks Up a Tea Party in the House

June 24, 2016 Serve un­der Pres­id­ent Hil­lary Clin­ton? I’d rather quit. That’s what a few House Re­pub­lic­ans are start­ing to mur­mur as the cam­paign of their pre­sumptive pres­id­en­tial nom­in­ee, Don­ald Trump, sinks in­to a shambles. The feel­ing is par­tic­u­larly pre­val­ent among mem­bers of the his­tor­ic class of 2010, many of whom left private...

Hill GOP Ready to Enter Fray Over Transgender Bathrooms

May 19, 2016 House Re­pub­lic­ans are pre­par­ing to wade in­to the fight over trans­gender bath­room use in pub­lic schools. Rep. Luke Mess­er, the fifth-highest-rank­ing elec­ted House Re­pub­lic­an lead­er, said he will in­tro­duce a bill this week com­batting Pres­id­ent Obama’s re­cent dir­ect­ive that pub­lic schools al­low trans­gender youth to use bath­rooms cor­res­pond­ing with their...

House GOP May Start on Spending Bills Without a Budget Blueprint to Avoid Election-Year Shutdown

April 15, 2016 With Con­gress set to miss the Fri­day dead­line for passing a budget, House Re­pub­lic­an lead­ers seem to be com­ing around to the idea of mov­ing on with spend­ing bills without a spend­ing blue­print. Bring­ing ap­pro­pri­ations bills to the floor without a budget after May 15—the of­fi­cial date on which the...

This is What Happens if the House Picks the Next President

April 12, 2016 It’s Jan. 20, 2017, and Hil­lary Clin­ton, for a mo­ment en­vi­sion­ing her­self stand­ing on the Cap­it­ol’s West Front tak­ing the oath of of­fice, in­stead ap­proaches a po­di­um at her Brook­lyn cam­paign headquar­ters to con­cede the pres­id­en­tial elec­tion. Don­ald Trump, still fum­ing at his ouster from the Re­pub­lic­an tick­et at the...

House GOP Budget Plans Face a Minefield

March 4, 2016 House Re­pub­lic­an lead­ers un­veiled their budget out­line Thursday morn­ing, but deep di­vi­sions re­main in the con­fer­ence about how much the plan spends, wheth­er the cham­ber can off­set fund­ing, and where de­fense money comes from. Lead­ers spent Thursday af­ter­noon test­ing the tem­per­at­ure of their pro­pos­al in the GOP Con­fer­ence, but so...

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