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Billy House

Billy House

Billy House is a Congressional Correspondent for National Journal. He joined CongressDaily in April 2009 as its House leadership reporter after two years as The Tampa Tribune's Washington reporter and before that, five years as The Arizona (Phoenix) Republic's Washington reporter.
Billy House is a Congressional Correspondent for National Journal. He joined CongressDaily in April 2009 as its House leadership reporter after two years as The Tampa Tribune's Washington reporter and before that, five years as The Arizona (Phoenix) Republic's Washington reporter.
Oversight

House Narrowly Approves Massive Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown

After a day of drama, the chamber passed a $1 trillion bill to keep the government running and sent it to the Senate.

Oversight

Funding Deadline Looms as GOP Mulls Fallback Plan

"If we don’t get finished today, we’re going to be here until Christmas," Boehner warns.

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Plan Likely to Falter in the Senate

Barring a change, the federal backstop against terrorist attacks will expire at the end of the year.

Oversight

Lawmakers Unveil Details of Plan to Keep Government Open

$1 trillion spending bill would fund most agencies through September, with the exception of DHS.

Oversight

Federal Spending Bill Slowed by Last-Minute Additions

Weekend session looks possible as omnibus negotiations drag on.

Management

The Final Goal of the 113th Congress: Keep the Government Open

Members will race to finish omnibus, defense bill, and key nominations before adjournment.

Defense

Internal GOP Tensions Simmer Over Terrorism Insurance

Conservatives square off against some fellow Republicans, business groups, and Senate Democrats over TRIA program.

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Endgame Negotiations Intensify as Defense, Tax Deals Near

Lawmakers still mulling appropriations strategy as agreements on other issues take shape.

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Spending, Immigration, and Tax Fights Will Dominate Final Days of 113th Congress

A standoff over how or whether to defund President Obama's executive order lies ahead before lawmakers adjourn.

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Pelosi Compares Obama Immigration Order to Emancipation Proclamation

The Democratic leader accuses GOP foes of having very short memories when it comes to executive action.

Management

Walz Abandons Bid for Top Veterans' Affairs Panel Slot

The Army National Guard major faced pushback over seniority concerns and the waiver that's allowed him to stay on the committee.

Oversight

Pipeline Politics Dominate Pre-Thanksgiving Action in Congress

Storm clouds brew over spending bill to keep government open, promised immigration action.

Oversight

As Lame-Duck Session Begins, Congress to Focus on Keeping Government Open

Other priorities include funding to fight Ebola, and authorization of military force in the Middle East.

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Congress Prepares to Offer More Money for Ebola Fight

As they await a White House request, appropriators are beginning to get their ducks in a row.

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Lawmakers Want Answers on U.S. Ebola Cases

Hearing Thursday will examine whether the country is prepared to cope with the virus.

Defense

Boehner to Dems: Let's Hear Your Position on Guantanamo

"While Republicans stand united against this ploy, each and every Democrat should make their position known," Boehner said Friday.

Oversight

Senate Likely to Pass Bill Keeping Government Open

Measure is the beginning of a tougher conversation that will wait until after Election Day.

Oversight

House GOP Funding Bill Would Keep Government Open Through Mid-December

Stopgap measure reauthorizes the Export-Import bank through June 2015, and includes $88 million to fight Ebola.

Oversight

Federal Deficit Is Set to Rise Sharply, CBO Warns

Growing shortfalls will limit lawmakers' flexibility to handle fiscal challenges.

Oversight

Fight Brews Over How Long a Shutdown-Avoiding Measure Should Last

Some want all 2015 spending issues to be pushed into the next Congress.