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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 Senate-Stalling Republican No One Hates

Cruz and Coburn have both blocked bills and slowed adjournment. So why does one have so many enemies and the other so few?

The Omnibus Is Done. Ted Cruz's Feud With GOP Leaders Rages On.

After a long day of bickering, the Senate clears $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Obama's signature.

Departing Members of Congress Find Their Perks Already Gone

Served for four decades? Doesn't matter, they're disconnecting your phone anyway.

Senators to Kerry: Tell Us What You Want to Fight ISIS

The administration criticizes Senate proposals to authorize force, but won't offer a plan of its own.

Rand Paul and John McCain Go to War Over ISIS Vote

How a "nice little water bill" sparked a battle between a 2016 White House hopeful and the GOP's top hawk.

Rand Paul Threatens to Tie ISIS War Declaration to Defense Bill

His move comes as 2016 White House contenders jockey for position on foreign policy issues.

Defense Bill Nears Finish Line as Senators Renew Fight for Military Sexual-Assault Reform

With time running short, it's uncertain if the proposal will get passed.

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