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Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox is a staff correspondent for National Journal. Previously she was an associate editor at U.S. News and World Report, where she covered Congress, immigration, gun policy and politics. Her work has also appeared in the Atlantic, Salon, Bustle and more. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 where she served as the Managing Editor of the school's paper the Oregon Daily Emerald.
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Pope Francis, with His Address, Brings Immigration Back to Congress

September 24, 2015 There was a little something for every­one in Pope Fran­cis’s re­marks be­fore a Joint Meet­ing of Con­gress. From im­mig­ra­tion to un­tangling private in­terests from the work of the gov­ern­ment, Fran­cis sought Thursday not to di­vide Re­pub­lic­ans and Demo­crats, but to uni­fy them to carry out a more mor­al duty—something big­ger...

Sanders’s Criminal Justice Plan is a Lot Bigger Than One Bill

September 15, 2015 Demo­crat­ic pres­id­en­tial can­did­ate Bernie Sanders will in­tro­duce a bill this week that aims to shut down private pris­ons, re­store fed­er­al pa­role, and cata­pult him­self in­to the cen­ter of the na­tion­al con­ver­sa­tion on crim­in­al-justice re­form. Sanders’s bill will be re­leased just as a bi­par­tis­an group of sen­at­ors, led by Ju­di­ciary Chair­man...

Here's the Cost of Donald Trump's Immigration Plan

August 18, 2015 It's not cheap to halt illegal immigration in America. And even a business mogul like Donald Trump may have missed the bottom line. Since Donald Trump declared his intention to run for president, the 2016 contender has struck a nerve with the country's conservatives. And his message on immigration has...

State Releases a New Batch of Clinton Emails

July 31, 2015 It's that time again: The State Department has released another batch of thousands of pages of emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of State. This is the third trove of emails that State has released since Clinton handed over roughly 55,000 pages of emails in December. In May, the...

Highway Bill That Would Outsource Tax Debt Collection Clears First of Many Hurdles

July 23, 2015 The Senate passed its first hurdle Wednesday in sending the House a long-term transportation bill before the August recess. But there are many more to come. The bill to extend the Highway Trust Fund for six years—though only paying it for three—passed 62-36 in a Wednesday evening vote after the...

Hillary Clinton's Email Address at State Was in High Demand

July 1, 2015 A new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released by the State Department make one thing clear—lots of people wanted Hillary Clinton's email. More specifically, they wanted her email address—a non-governmental address that, as is widely-known now, was hosted on a private server she controlled. Following a court order, the State...

Capitol Hill Hearing on Airport Security Interrupted by Security Threat

June 9, 2015 After Capitol Police evacuated several floors in the Dirksen Senate office building Tuesday after a caller reported a suspicious package on the ground floor of the building, Capitol Police cleared the incident and ruled nothing amiss. People were welcomed back to the floors. "‎The USCP have cleared SD-340 with negative...

The War Over NSA Spying Is Just Beginning

June 3, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Now that Congress has passed the USA Freedom Act, a surveillance overhaul bill that will shutter the National Security Agency's bulk gathering of U.S. call data—and doing so while shutting down attempts from the Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to weaken it—reform-minded legislators are emboldened. But while reformers hope Tuesday's victory...

The War Over NSA Spying is Just Beginning

June 3, 2015 Now that Congress has passed the USA Freedom Act, a surveillance overhaul bill that will shutter the National Security Agency's bulk gathering of U.S. call data—and doing so while shutting down attempts from the Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to weaken it—reform-minded legislators are emboldened. But while reformers hope Tuesday's victory...

Senate Passes Major NSA Reform Bill

June 3, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After weeks of tense standoffs marked by the lapse of parts of the Patriot Act, the Senate on Tuesday easily passed comprehensive surveillance reform, ending a chapter of high-stakes brinkmanship on Capitol Hill that eventually concluded with lawmakers taking their first significant step away from the post-9/11 national security policies...