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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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Border Bill That DHS Chief Has Called 'Unworkable' Faces a Fight on Capitol Hill

January 26, 2015 House Republicans have weathered three tough weeks to start the 114th Congress, and this week won't be any easier, as GOP leaders try to tamp down conservative opposition to a border security bill meant to be the core of the party's immigration reform plan. Republican leaders are billing the legislation—which ...

Conservative Agenda Push Begins With Immigration

January 15, 2015 Frustrated Senate GOP conservatives are champing at the bit to attack President Obama on immigration -- but they say they've barely heard a word on the subject from Mitch McConnell. Sens. Ted Cruz, Lee, Jeff Sessions, David Vitter and others on the right are pushing the majority leader to bring ...

House Republicans Make an Aggressive Opening Bet on Immigration

January 12, 2015 House Republicans will make their first bet in a long-term political gamble this week, taking aggressive and broad swipes against President Obama's immigration policy in the face of dubious Senate support and a seemingly insurmountable veto threat. Assuaging the conservative wing of their conference, House Republicans will vote to dismantle ...

Republicans to Battle Obama on Immigration

January 9, 2015 House Republicans are close to launching a strike against President Obama's immigration executive action, a move that could set up a veto fight between a GOP Congress and the Democratic White House, and raise the specter of a Department of Homeland Security shutdown. House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers said the ...

The 113th Congress Wasn't the Least Productive Congress Ever

December 23, 2014 Congratulations, 113th Congress, you were not the least productive in history. But it was close. Despite a sluggish pace for most of the last two years, a flurry of legislative activity during the lame duck elevated it to only one of the least productive Congresses in recent history. Congress enacted ...

Former Staffer to Oversight Subcommittee Chair Sues, Alleging Sexual Harassment

December 17, 2014 A former employee is suing the office of Rep. Blake Farenthold for gender discrimination and creating a hostile work environment, alleging the Texas Republican sexually harassed and wrongfully fired her. According to court documents filed Monday and first discovered by the National Law Journal, the congressman "regularly drank to excess" ...

House Narrowly Approves Massive Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown

December 11, 2014 The House narrowly approved a massive spending bill Thursday night just before the government was set to run out of cash, as an unusual coalition of Republicans and Democrats teamed up to pass a measure that drew fierce criticism from both liberals and conservatives. The $1 trillion spending measure passed ...

Funding Deadline Looms as GOP Mulls Fallback Plan

December 11, 2014 House Republicans narrowly cleared a major hurdle Thursday morning in their race for the exits, winning a key procedural vote on a massive spending bill to keep the government afloat. But with the hours ticking away before a possible government shutdown, they remained unsure whether they could pass the bigger ...

Hill Democrats' Opposition to Omnibus Is Building

December 10, 2014 Democratic opposition is beginning to build against a massive spending bill that would keep the government funded through the fall, narrowing the already tight window that party whips have to round up support for the must-pass bill. The measure is loaded with dozens of policy riders, and House Minority Leader ...

Lawmakers Unveil Details of Plan to Keep Government Open

December 10, 2014 A $1 trillion spending bill to keep most of the government funded through next September—with the exception of the Homeland Security Department, which will be funded only through Feb. 27—was released Tuesday night following debates over dozens of policy riders affecting women's health, the environment, health care, and the Dodd-Frank ...