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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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...

Win or Lose, Ryan Will Bear Budget Burden

February 9, 2016 Speak­er Paul Ry­an made his name with ag­gress­ive GOP budgets. Now, he is at risk of be­com­ing the first Re­pub­lic­an speak­er this dec­ade to fail to pass a House spend­ing blue­print. Ry­an is in the un­en­vi­able po­s­i­tion of en­for­cing an Oc­to­ber deal struck by his pre­de­cessor, John Boehner, that passed...

Republican Leaders Won’t Back Smith’s Probe of Clinton Emails

February 1, 2016 House Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Kev­in Mc­Carthy in­dic­ated Monday that a long­time House chair­man over­stepped his jur­is­dic­tion when he launched an in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton’s private email serv­er last month. Sci­ence, Space, and Tech­no­logy Chair­man Lamar Smith is prob­ing wheth­er private con­tract­ors who set up Clin­ton’s serv­er at...

Paul Ryan Announces Funding Deal, Asks Caucus for Support

December 15, 2015 House Speak­er Paul Ry­an an­nounced a sweep­ing deal to keep the gov­ern­ment open and ex­tend a raft of pop­u­lar tax breaks Tues­day even­ing, telling the GOP Con­fer­ence that the com­prom­ise could be voted on as early as Thursday. Ry­an called for a strong vote from his caucus, even though he...

Talks to Avoid a Shutdown Will Drag on Another Week

December 9, 2015 The House will vote on a short-term fund­ing bill Fri­day morn­ing that will keep the gov­ern­ment open through Decem­ber 16, giv­ing ne­go­ti­at­ors time to strike a wide-ran­ging agree­ment on tax and spend­ing policy and avoid­ing a rare week­end ses­sion. “Votes are no longer ex­pec­ted in the House this week­end,” House...

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