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Congressional reporter for National Journal Alex Rogers is a Congressional reporter for National Journal. He graduated from Vanderbilt in 2012 and interned for The Tennessean before joining Time as a Washington reporter prior to his arrival at National Journal.
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A Shutdown Has Been Avoided ... For Now

September 30, 2015 Con­gress has aver­ted a mid­night shut­down, as the House on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon fol­lowed the Sen­ate’s ex­ample by eas­ily passing a tem­por­ary spend­ing bill fund­ing the gov­ern­ment through Decem­ber 11. The stop­gap meas­ure passed the Sen­ate 78 to 20 and then cleared the House on a 277-151 vote, des­pite the op­pos­i­tion...

Congress Moves Halfway to Averting a Shutdown

September 30, 2015 Con­gress moved halfway to­ward avert­ing a mid­night shut­down, as the Sen­ate on Wed­nes­day morn­ing eas­ily passed a tem­por­ary spend­ing bill fund­ing the gov­ern­ment through Decem­ber 11. The stop­gap meas­ure passed 78 to 20 and will be sent over the House, where it is ex­pec­ted to pass des­pite the op­pos­i­tion of...

It Will Take 30 Agencies to Protect the Pope During His Visit

September 22, 2015 Thou­sands lined the streets as Pope John Paul II rode in the pope­mo­bile to the cheers of an en­thu­si­ast­ic Miami crowd in 1987. Dressed in plain clothes and in the thick of the masses, then-Secret Ser­vice Spe­cial Agent Cheryl Tyler worked the crowd, scan­ning the area, ana­lyz­ing pos­sible threats. The...

Abortion Politics the Biggest Obstacle to Avoiding a Shutdown

September 14, 2015 Con­gres­sion­al Re­pub­lic­an lead­ers will take their first hope­ful steps this week to­ward avoid­ing a gov­ern­ment shut­down over fed­er­al fund­ing for Planned Par­ent­hood, bring­ing up freest­and­ing bills aimed at crack­ing down on abor­tion. Yet with con­ser­vat­ives in­sist­ing that the is­sue be ad­dressed in a spend­ing bill, and some hint­ing at harsh...

On the Hill, Trump Promises 'So Much Winning' and an End to 'Stupid' Leaders

September 10, 2015 The day after the head-count­ing ended, the talk­ing head ar­rived. With Pres­id­ent Obama hav­ing se­cured enough Demo­crat­ic sup­port to bar a bill that would im­per­il the Ir­an nuc­le­ar deal from even com­ing to his desk, Re­pub­lic­an front-run­ner Don­ald Trump walked on stage Wed­nes­day be­fore the Cap­it­ol’s West Lawn to R.E.M.’s...

Landmark Iran Deal Gains Enough Support To Override GOP Veto

September 2, 2015 Pres­id­ent Obama has clinched enough sup­port to en­sure that his land­mark nuc­le­ar deal with Ir­an and six glob­al powers can get through Con­gress. Sen. Bar­bara Mikul­ski an­nounced Wed­nes­day that she is in fa­vor of the deal, be­com­ing the 34th Demo­crat­ic sen­at­or to do so. Obama, who faced a con­cer­ted, mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar...

Congress Finally Leaves Town, but a Packed September Awaits

August 6, 2015 Senators dropped plans to try to pass a cybersecurity measure and rushed to catch flights out of humid Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon for a five-week August recess. Members will have to rest up, because they're going to return to a messy, jam-packed fall session. Senators will return to the...

Senate Approves Long-Term Highway Bill; But What About the House?

July 30, 2015 The Senate passed a major highway bill Thursday in the hopes of providing certainty to states desperate to repair crumbling roads and bridges after years of lurching from one short-term agreement to the next. The Senate's thousand-plus-page, $350 billion bill, which was approved on a 65-34 vote, was crafted by...

Long-Term Highway Bill Approved by Senate, Setting Up Negotiations With House

July 30, 2015 The Senate passed a major highway bill Thursday in the hopes of providing certainty to states desperate to repair crumbling roads and bridges after years of lurching from one short-term agreement to the next. The Senate's thousand-plus-page, $350 billion bill, which was approved on a 65-34 vote, was crafted by...

With House Defiant, Senate Eyes a 2-Month Highway Bill

July 28, 2015 Democrats might be his opposition, but the House is Mitch McConnell's enemy. Facing an end-of-the-week deadline, a Congress itching to go home for the August recess, and an interchamber gulf over how to fund the nation's roads and whether to revive the Ex-Im Bank, the Senate majority leader's most likely...