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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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September Will Be Make or Break Month for the Iran Deal in Congress

August 5, 2015 Congress will vote in September on a resolution of disapproval of a multinational deal with Iran aimed at preventing it from acquiring a nuclear bomb, Republican leaders announced Tuesday Both Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said their chambers would take up Iran measures after the August...

With House Defiant, Senate Eyes a 2-Month Highway Bill

July 28, 2015 Democrats might be his opposition, but the House is Mitch McConnell's enemy. Facing an end-of-the-week deadline, a Congress itching to go home for the August recess, and an interchamber gulf over how to fund the nation's roads and whether to revive the Ex-Im Bank, the Senate majority leader's most likely...

How Will Recent Supreme Court Decisions Affect Boehner's Obamacare Lawsuit?

July 1, 2015 House Republicans' lawsuit against the Obama administration might have gotten an unexpected boost this week from the Supreme Court. In a new legal filing Tuesday, attorneys for the House GOP said there's a fresh precedent supporting their suit challenging the administration's implementation of Obamacare—the Supreme Court's ruling Monday on congressional...

Burr Preps NSA Backup Plan as House Threatens to Leave Town

May 19, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr is working on a "backup" plan to extend the Patriot Act's surveillance authorities before they expire at the end of the month, even as House leaders threaten to jam the Senate with their spying-reform bill. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday pushed the Senate...

Hill Outlook: Finishing a Budget, and Fending Off a Gyrocopter

April 27, 2015 The Senate's Iran debate will likely make the biggest headlines this week, but Congress will also be preoccupied with finishing a spending blueprint, protecting itself from low-flying aircraft, and a host of other issues large and small. BUDGET In the House, it's budget week. Republican leaders have been preparing their...

House GOP's New Budget Plan: Figure It Out Later

March 19, 2015 House Republicans have a new plan to overcome deep internal divisions over defense funding: Work it out next week. After a night of stalemate, the Budget Committee on Thursday passed the GOP's spending blueprint on a party-line vote, and over the objections of House leaders, who had been pushing a...

How the DHS Standoff Ended, Avoiding Security Shutdown

March 4, 2015 Turn off the shutdown clocks; the stalemate is finally over. After months of indecision and strife, the House passed a clean bill Tuesday to fund the Homeland Security Department through the rest of the fiscal year, over the objections of demoralized conservatives who fought to include language blocking President Obama's...

No Shutdown: DHS Stalemate Finally Ends

March 3, 2015 Turn off the shutdown clocks; the stalemate is finally over. After months of indecision and strife, the House passed a clean bill Tuesday to fund the Homeland Security Department through the rest of the fiscal year, over the objections of demoralized conservatives who fought to include language blocking President Obama's...

GOP Leaders Will Allow Clean DHS Vote, Possibly Ending Impasse

March 3, 2015 Speaker John Boehner is finally ready to end the DHS stalemate, and conservatives probably can't stop him. After months of indecision and strife, Boehner told GOP lawmakers he plans to allow a vote as early as Tuesday on a clean bill to fund the Homeland Security Department through the rest...

Democrats to the Rescue: Congress Averts Shutdown for One More Week

February 27, 2015 It was Democrats to the rescue -- again. A huge bipartisan coalition came together Friday night to approve a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, preventing a partial government shutdown with just a couple of hours to spare. Nearly every House Democrat joined most Republicans to pass...