Elahe Izadi

Elahe Izadi Elahe Izadi writes about Congress and politics for National Journal, having previously covered Congress and K Street for the Influence Alley microsite. Prior to joining National Journal, she wrote and curated, an NPR Project Argo blog at WAMU 88.5 focused on race and class. Elahe was also part of the team behind D.C. local news start-up, and covered everything from crime to local government for The Gazette, The Washington Post's chain of community newspapers in Maryland. Elahe graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in print journalism and African-American history. She was born in Washington, D.C., where she currently lives and regularly performs stand-up comedy.
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Senate Raises Debt Ceiling

February 12, 2014 It took an act of God to get Congress to move quickly on the debt ceiling, but move quickly it did. The Senate passed legislation to suspend the debt ceiling Wednesday, 55-43, more than two weeks before the nation was set to default, and with little uproar, forecasting an end...

House GOP Scraps Debt-Ceiling Plan

February 11, 2014 House Republicans scrapped a plan they devised Monday night to raise the debt ceiling with an additional measure to reverse veterans' cuts. Instead, they're going clean, according to a source in the room. Leadership had wanted to extract something out of raising the debt ceiling and had settled on rolling...

These Conservatives Are Done Fighting Over the Debt Ceiling

February 6, 2014 The world looked different four months ago for conservatives. They were fired up. The government was shut down over demands to defund, then delay, Obamacare, and the debt-ceiling increase vote was around the corner. "We're really, very energized today. We're very strong," Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told Fox's Sean Hannity...

Republicans Scrap Plan to Tie Debt Limit Vote to Keystone, Obamacare

February 5, 2014 Well, it looks like House Republicans are back at the drawing board over what to do about the debt limit. House Leadership has pulled the plug on proposals that would tie raising the debt ceiling with approval of the Keystone XL pipeline or eliminating the so-called risk corridors in the...

Musical Chairs at State of the Union Hasn't Inspired Harmony on Hill

January 23, 2014 Congress's problems are too big for a seating chart to fix. Bipartisan seating has become a staple at recent State of the Union addresses, and it may be this year, too. But for all the warm and fuzzy feelings the practice is meant to inspire, the three years on Capitol...

Rest Up From the Budget Fight, Because There's a Debt Ceiling One Around the Corner

December 17, 2013 Don't expect the relative fiscal peace on the Hill engendered by the budget deal to last for long. Top Republicans are already looking ahead to the next fight: the debt ceiling. "I doubt that the House, or, for that matter, the Senate, is willing to give the president a clean...

Turkeys -- and Chimps -- Saved by Washington This Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013 A couple of turkeys getting pardoned isn't a big deal, compared with the hundreds of research chimps about to be spared a lifetime of living in research labs. After President Obama pardons the turkeys Wednesday, he will sign into law a bill passed by the House and Senate that frees...

How Senate Republicans Can Retaliate on the Filibuster

November 27, 2013 If you're looking for a coordinated Senate Republican tactical response to Harry Reid's nuclear detonation, you're not likely to find it any time soon. Republicans have no proportional counterattacks now that the majority leader has scorched the filibuster on nominees. But that doesn't mean they don't have any means to...

Iran Agreement's Unsettled Timetable Adds to Tensions in Congress

November 26, 2013 Confusion over the actual start date of an interim agreement with Iran is complicating lawmakers' attempts to police negotiations over the country's nuclear program. Policy leaders are still combing through the details of the accord struck with Iran over the weekend that would pause its nuclear enrichment program and provide...

In the Aftermath of a Post-Nuclear Senate, Everyone’s Dug in Deeper

November 22, 2013 The sun had not set on the post-nuclear Senate, when Democrats began looking forward to confirming a slate of White House nominees as Republicans dished out doomsday forecasts on the future of the institution. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., invoked the rules change—first dubbed the "nuclear option" and later...

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