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Michael Catalini

Michael Catalini Michael Catalini is a staff correspondent covering the U.S. Senate at National Journal Daily. Previously at National Journal, he reported on national politics and was deputy editor of Influence Alley, covering Congress and K Street. Before joining National Journal he oversaw coverage of the Baltimore Ravens at The Baltimore Sun. While at The Sun, he also pioneered the use of live-streaming video, organized and edited online content and wrote breaking and feature news. He graduated from Penn State with a bachelor's degree in journalism and has a master's degree in government from Johns Hopkins.
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House Sends Spending Bill Back to Senate, Brings Shutdown Closer

September 29, 2013 The House approved a measure early Sunday morning that would fund the government through Dec. 15 while delaying implementation of Obamacare for one year, a politically risky maneuver that united House Republicans but pushes the federal government closer to a shutdown. The legislation—which also includes an amendment to repeal the ...

Senate GOP Divide on Display in Shutdown Fight

September 27, 2013 The normally sleepy Senate chamber crackled with drama on Thursday. Sen. Bob Corker got so frustrated with Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee on the Senate floor Thursday that the presiding officer—Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin—admonished members that rules require them to refer to each other in the third person. ...

Chambers May 'Ping-Pong' Spending Bill to Avoid a Shutdown

September 26, 2013 As the Senate heaves toward a Saturday vote on a bill to keep the government funded, the House is working on possible countermeasures that would bounce the legislation back to the upper chamber as the Tuesday deadline for a government shutdown approaches. In a signal that House Republicans may be ...

Senate Republican Urges Colleagues to Filibuster Stopgap Spending Measure

September 23, 2013 Listen up, Senate Republicans. Sen. Ted Cruz has some advice on how to win the defund-Obamacare fight in the Senate this week, and it's a little counterintuitive. The Texas Republican is advising his Republican colleagues to filibuster the House's continuing resolution -- the very resolution he wants to become law. ...

Senators Returning to Hear Obama's Case for a Syria Strike

September 3, 2013 President Obama's push to persuade Congress to authorize a strike on Syria presses ahead on Tuesday, as two top administration officials will make the White House's case before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Although a number of lawmakers have been in the Capitol for briefings with administration officials, committee members ...

Congress Urges Obama to Make His Case Before Striking Syria

August 28, 2013 Republican leaders in Congress are reminding the White House to consult with Congress before authorizing military action in Syria. "If U.S. action is imminent, it is our hope that the president doesn't forget his obligations—to Congress, but, also, to speak directly to the American people," said House Speaker John Boehner's ...

Congress Gets Assertive With the White House Over Syria

August 28, 2013 Republican leaders in Congress are reminding the White House to consult with Congress before authorizing military action in Syria. "If U.S. action is imminent, it is our hope that the president doesn't forget his obligations—to Congress, but, also, to speak directly to the American people," said House Speaker John Boehner's ...

Why a Congressman Wants to Take a $104,000 Pay Cut

August 21, 2013 Congressmen who leave the Capitol to cash in for higher-paying jobs are a bit of a Washington cliché. So when Rep. Michael Michaud says he wants to leave office to become Maine's next governor—and take a $104,000 pay cut—he stands out. Indeed, the Maine Democrat wants to leave behind his ...

Pentagon Addresses Sexual Assault, but Some in Congress Are Skeptical

August 16, 2013 The Pentagon on Thursday introduced a set of provisions designed to crack down on sexual assaults in the military, but some lawmakers said the efforts came up short. The seven measures—discussed with some lawmakers ahead of time, according to aides—came in a statement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday ...

What Congress Will Do Over Recess

August 1, 2013 Fishing in Canada. Island-hopping in Hawaii. Crossing paths with Al Gore. Throw in some fundraising and a few town-hall meetings, or “sweet teas,” as one Southern congressman calls them, and it must be August recess. Congress is wrapping up its work week, and most lawmakers will soon be jetting out ...