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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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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...

Lawmakers Look to a Short-Term CR to Avoid a Shutdown While They Finish Omnibus Spending Bill

December 8, 2015 Hopes for a com­pre­hens­ive pack­age of tax breaks began dim­ming Tues­day, as con­gres­sion­al ne­go­ti­at­ors lowered their ex­pect­a­tions to a con­tinu­ation of cur­rent law, even as lead­ers threatened a rare week­end ses­sion to fin­ish talks over a catchall spend­ing bill. Ne­go­ti­ations over the two pack­ages of le­gis­la­tion—one a six-year, $800 bil­lion...

Partisan Sniping Muddles Timeline for Finishing Bill to Avoid Shutdown

December 7, 2015 Con­gres­sion­al lead­ers opened the work week snip­ing at each oth­er over slow-go­ing ne­go­ti­ations on a sweep­ing gov­ern­ment fund­ing bill, scut­tling early op­tim­ism ne­go­ti­at­ors could wrap the bill by Monday and pass it in the House by Fri­day. Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Kev­in Mc­Carthy said the House could work in­to the week­end to...

Visa-Waiver Deal Could Smooth Path for an Omnibus Bill to Avoid Shutdown

December 3, 2015 House lead­ers an­nounced a deal Thursday to tight­en re­stric­tions on tour­ists from cer­tain coun­tries who travel to the United States without a visa, in an ef­fort to avoid a pos­sible ter­ror­ist at­tack sim­il­ar to the one car­ried out in Par­is last month. The deal al­le­vi­ates some pres­sure on ne­go­ti­at­ors try­ing...

As Shutdown Clock Ticks, Parties Trade Barbs Over Omnibus

December 3, 2015 Nine days from a gov­ern­ment shut­down, Re­pub­lic­ans and Demo­crats are trad­ing ac­cus­a­tions faster than le­gis­lat­ive of­fers, as ne­go­ti­at­ors hope to get talks back on track to pass a massive om­ni­bus ap­pro­pri­ations spend­ing bill and fund the gov­ern­ment past Dec. 11. House Ap­pro­pri­ations Com­mit­tee Chair­man Har­old Ro­gers sug­ges­ted that Demo­crats are...

House Vote Gives GOP the Upper Hand in Refugee Fight

November 19, 2015 The House bill paus­ing Syr­i­an refugee re­set­tle­ments in­to the U.S. may nev­er be­come law, but a strong bi­par­tis­an House vote all but as­sures the is­sue will re­sur­face after the Thanks­giv­ing break with Re­pub­lic­ans in a po­s­i­tion of strength. With 47 Demo­crats join­ing all but two Re­pub­lic­ans to pass the bill...

Ryan Is Elected Speaker, Vows to Fix “Broken” House

October 29, 2015 The House elec­ted Rep. Paul Ry­an as speak­er on Thursday, cap­ping weeks of un­cer­tainty about who will lead the cham­ber and the Re­pub­lic­an Party and end­ing the tu­mul­tu­ous rule of Speak­er John Boehner. In his speech ac­cept­ing the po­s­i­tion, Ry­an con­ceded that the House has been crippled. But he called...

Almost Nobody's Happy Even Though the House Acted on Budget Deal

October 29, 2015 For weeks, the House was le­gis­lat­ively para­lyzed as con­ser­vat­ives battled the Re­pub­lic­an es­tab­lish­ment over the fu­ture of the party. This week, the House be­came un­stuck, and yet al­most no long-term work is fin­ished and al­most no one was left happy with the res­ults. Speak­er John Boehner’s last week in of­fice...