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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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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 ...

Republicans Scramble for DHS Votes, Without Democrats' Help

February 27, 2015 House Republican leaders were putting out fires on multiple fronts on Friday, as the House recessed temporarily in the afternoon to give the GOP more time to gather support for a measure temporarily putting off a funding lapse for the Homeland Security Department. The chamber came back into session at ...

Boehner Has a Plan to Avoid a DHS Shutdown -- But It Might Not Pass

February 27, 2015 Speaker John Boehner on Thursday night finally laid out a plan to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department: kick the can a little farther down the road. Yet even that may fail. With just one day left until funding runs dry for DHS, Boehner urged his conference ...

As Shutdown Nears, McConnell and Boehner Remain Far Apart

February 26, 2015 House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally have nominal control of Congress. But actually governing—together—is proving to be far more difficult. The two top congressional Republicans earned their leadership titles on the promise of competence and an end to brinkmanship, yet with just one day left ...

Senate Move Puts Boehner in a Bind Over DHS Funding

February 25, 2015 Mitch McConnell has handed John Boehner a near-impossible decision. After weeks of public back-and-forth with the House speaker over which chamber needed to act first, McConnell on Tuesday began to move on his own to fund the Department of Homeland Security. If it succeeds, the Senate majority leader's plan will ...

Republicans Just Got a Shutdown Lifeline. Will They Take It?

February 17, 2015 A federal judge's stay of President Obama's executive action on immigration could give congressional Republicans a lifeline to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. But it's not clear yet that they'll take it. With funding set to lapse at the end of the month, and a House-passed ...

House Republicans' Silent War Over Homeland Security Funding

February 13, 2015 House Republican leaders and rank-and-file conservatives are engaged in a silent standoff about how to proceed on funding for the Department of Homeland Security. In front of the cameras they are on the same page: Speaker John Boehner and hard-line conservatives alike pin the blame for any potential partial shutdown ...

McConnell: 'Up to House' To Fund Homeland Security

February 11, 2015 As the deadline to fund the Homeland Security Department nears, House and Senate Republicans agree on one thing: It's the other chamber's problem. After pushing to pass the House's DHS funding bill three times in recent weeks and not seeing an inch of movement from Democrats, the Senate majority returned ...