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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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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 ...

Congress Will Block D.C. Pot Referendum

December 9, 2014 Congress plans to block Washington, D.C., from implementing its recently passed ballot initiative legalizing marijuana, according to legislative text released late Tuesday. The sweeping omnibus appropriations bill includes a provision that appears to prohibit the District of Columbia from spending any taxpayer funds to carry out marijuana legalization. It does ...

Federal Spending Bill Slowed by Last-Minute Additions

December 9, 2014 Congressional negotiators were nearing a deal Tuesday on massive spending legislation that would avert a government shutdown and bring the 113th Congress to a close, but they are bumping up against the seasonal effort to make year-end legislation a Christmas tree, ornamented with a wish-list of legislative add-ons. Senate Majority ...

The Final Goal of the 113th Congress: Keep the Government Open

December 8, 2014 Lawmakers scrambling to conclude the 113th Congress face a daunting list of unfinished lame-duck business this week, chiefly overcoming strategic and policy-driven challenges to keep the government open beyond Thursday. The House will vote this week on a massive appropriations bill, with Republican leaders likely to rely on Democratic votes, ...

Republicans Move Forward With Year-Long Funding Bill … for Most Agencies

December 2, 2014 House Republicans floated a three-part plan Tuesday to fund most of the government through the end of the fiscal year, temporarily fund the Homeland Security Department, and vote to symbolically rebuke President Obama for his executive order on immigration. Speaker John Boehner told the GOP Conference in a closed-door meeting ...

Endgame Negotiations Intensify as Defense, Tax Deals Near

December 2, 2014 With so much left for Congress to do before adjourning for the year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned senators Monday that they should prepare to stay in Washington for an extra week, while House Republicans prepared to poll their members on whether they should respond to President Obama's immigration ...