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Alex Brown is a Congressional Correspondent for National Journal. Previously, Alex was an Atlantic Media Fellow at National Journal Hotline, where he covered Midwest politics. A Michigan native, Brown studied journalism at Union University and won regional awards for his writing. He moved to D.C. and joined the National Journal team in June 2012.

Latest From Alex Brown

The Ex-Im Bank Is About to Expire. Can It Be Revived?

Backers are pinning their hopes on a vote in the Senate, but it's unclear whether House GOP leaders ever will put a reauthorization on the floor.

House Democrats Have a Sophomore Problem

The class of 2012 includes many of the party's rising stars. But it also includes a host of members who may not stick around long.

Democrats Mend Fences After Bloody Trade Fight

Liberal lawmakers were unhappy with Obama, but they don't expect the bad feelings to linger.

Nancy Pelosi's Concession Signals End to Trade Fight

Democrats are focused on salvaging one liberal priority, an admission that they won't be able to stop fast-track for Obama.

The Anti-Trade Democrats' Last-Ditch Message: Don't Trust The GOP

Fast-track foes are trying to convince Senate Democrats not to believe Republican leaders' pledges to bring up a worker assistance bill.

Obama's Trade Agenda Rises Again

Another round of votes this week in both chambers may give the president a pre-recess win on a revived fast-track bill.

House Backs 'Clean' Fast-Track Bill

The measure now heads to the Senate, but it faces more hurdles before the whole trade package can get to President Obama's desk.

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