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Billy House

Congressional Leadership Correspondent

bhouse@nationaljournal.com

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. In those jobs, he covered Congress and federal agencies, traveled to presidential primaries and debates, and covered other subjects, including being the first reporter to disclose that former NFL player-turned soldier Patrick Tillman was killed by friendly fire. House previously worked at Gannett News Service as a Washington correspondent for New York state newspapers, and for Gannett as a state capitol reporter in Albany, N.Y.

House has a law degree from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor's degree in journalism from The Ohio State University. He has won a number of professional awards, including his selection as a 1996-97 Michigan Journalism Fellow and recognition for his coverage of the Tawana Brawley racial assault case.

 

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Now Republican Candidates Are Taking Aim at Boehner

Several are going to try it, but it's not clear campaign calls for a clean sweep will gain traction.

House Republicans See Opportunity in Appropriations Bills

Republicans are stepping up efforts to insert special provisions—including some that are partisan or ideological.

Are We Heading Back Toward $1 Trillion Budget Deficits?

Congressional auditors urge lawmakers to alter tax and spending policies to prevent a fiscal fiasco.  

Boehner Heads to Afghanistan

House Republicans visit following Afghan election.

Time Is Running Out for Big Bills

By the time Congress gets back, there will be little appetite for major legislation before the election.

Another GOP Moderate Bites the Dust

Rep. Tom Petri of Wisconsin will retire after 18 terms.

House Barely Passes Paul Ryan's Budget, With 12 Republicans Voting No

All Democrats voted against the bill.

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Now Republican Candidates Are Taking Aim at Boehner

Several are going to try it, but it's not clear campaign calls for a clean sweep will gain traction.

House Republicans See Opportunity in Appropriations Bills

Republicans are stepping up efforts to insert special provisions—including some that are partisan or ideological.

Are We Heading Back Toward $1 Trillion Budget Deficits?

Congressional auditors urge lawmakers to alter tax and spending policies to prevent a fiscal fiasco.  

Time Is Running Out for Big Bills

By the time Congress gets back, there will be little appetite for major legislation before the election.

Another GOP Moderate Bites the Dust

Rep. Tom Petri of Wisconsin will retire after 18 terms.

House Barely Passes Paul Ryan's Budget, With 12 Republicans Voting No

All Democrats voted against the bill.

Wonk Wars: Republicans Divided Over Ex-Im Bank

Some conservatives say the bank’s reauthorization is a litmus test for Republicans.

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