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Rachel Roubein

Staff Correspondent

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.

Latest From Rachel Roubein

Here's Who Gets to See the Pope on the Hill

Not many people will be allowed to watch Pope Francis inside the Capitol in September, but about 20,000 will get the chance to stand outside and watch on the Jumbotron.

Senate Democrats Get a 2016 Pitch From Bernie Sanders

Like Hillary Clinton last month, Sanders got the chance to speak about his candidacy during the party lunch.

Highway Bill 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.

The Obama Administration Tried to Woo Congressional Skeptics on Iran. The Results Won't Shock You.

Lawmakers had classified briefings on the Iran deal Wednesday. And that only made some of them more restless.

Who Decides Whether to Remove the Mississippi Flag From the Capitol?

Republicans want to hear from state leaders before taking action on the flag and its Confederate symbol. Democrats don't want to wait too long.

Ethics Panel Extends Review of Mike Honda

The committee is looking into allegations that the California Democrat's staffers mixed official and campaign business.

Ex-Rep. Grimm Gets Eight Months in Jail

The former New York Republican lawmaker was sentenced after pleading guilty to tax fraud.

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