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Rachel Roubein

Rachel Roubein

Rachel Roubein is a Staff Correspondent at National Journal covering Congress. She previously covered health and human services at Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland, where she won awards for her Affordable Care Act coverage and state government, health and investigative reporting. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a major in journalism and minors in Spanish and international development and conflict management. She hails from the South/Midwest.
Rachel Roubein is a Staff Correspondent at National Journal covering Congress. She previously covered health and human services at Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland, where she won awards for her Affordable Care Act coverage and state government, health and investigative reporting. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a major in journalism and minors in Spanish and international development and conflict management. She hails from the South/Midwest.
Oversight

How Democrats Would Change Obamacare

If they keep the White House and win the Senate—and don’t have to focus their energy on blocking repeal—Democrats have some things about the Affordable Care Act they’d like to fix.

Pay & Benefits

The Biggest Health-Care Winners in the Omnibus Deal

The package includes funding for NIH and 9/11 responders, and delays the “Cadillac Tax” on pricey health plans.

Management

Labor Department Chief Lays Out the Promise (and Problem) With Apprenticeships

They are a ladder to prosperity, but they’re suffering from problems of perception.

Tech

Obamacare Enrollment Is About to Open Again, and Not Many Know It

Latest Kaiser poll shows obstacle to getting more Americans on health exchanges.

Management

HHS: Ten Million Will Be on Obamacare Exchanges by Next Year

The administration is targeting several groups to reach its enrollment goal, especially “young invincibles.”

Oversight

Senators Look to Change Federal Rules for Electronic Health Records

The measure aims to fix the system’s problems—but also make them more transparent.

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Defense

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

One Secret Service agent called the 1987 papal visit "the most stressful 10 days of my life."

Management

HHS Unveils New Rules for Doctors Treating Opiate Drug Abuse

Coup­ling medi­cine with coun­sel­ing and be­ha­vi­or­al ther­apy is a com­pre­hens­ive path to re­cov­ery, ac­cord­ing to HHS.

Oversight

How to Master the Congressional Investigation

Staffers learn how to investigate from those who have experience doing just that on Capitol Hill.

Management

Capitol Police Arrest Congressional Fellow for Bringing Loaded Gun to the Hill

The fellow, an active-duty Marine, was charged after being caught with the weapon during a routine search.

Oversight

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

The Senate voted to move forward on a six-year measure, but lots of amendments and a different House plan await.

Oversight

Federal Data Breach Snares Hill Staffers

Some Senate employees were told Tuesday that their personal information had been compromised.

Defense

Capitol Hill Hearing on Airport Security Interrupted by Security Threat

Capitol Police evacuated several floors of Dirksen Tuesday after a suspicious package was reported.

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Oversight

Senators: Pentagon Shouldn't Pay NFL for Shows of Patriotism

Payments to teams for honoring veterans should end, lawmakers say.

Oversight

Police Detonate Pressure Cooker Near Capitol

An apparent food vendor is arrested for driving on a revoked license.

Oversight

Amtrak Has a Trust Problem in Congress

Democrats want to give the rail service more money, and Republicans are demanding more accountability.

Oversight

Officials: Gyrocopter Didn't Look Like a Threat on Radar

No alert went out before Doug Hughes landed just west of the Capitol.

Defense

Who Protects the Skies Over the Capitol?

Congressional airspace is guarded by a dizzying web of agencies—none of which stopped a gyrocopter from landing on the West Front.

Oversight

Hill Outlook: Finishing a Budget, and Fending Off a Gyrocopter

Lawmakers want to finalize a spending blueprint and stiffen the Capitol's defenses.