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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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Coming Soon to the House GOP: More Moderates?

Swing-state races may add centrist Republicans to the next freshman class.

Ethics Committee Will Continue Investigation of Tom Petri

The panel is looking into conflict-of-interest allegations against the retiring lawmaker.

After Stormy Tenure, Holder's Exit Draws Mixed Feelings on the Hill

The attorney general has been held in contempt of Congress and battled Republicans on multiple fronts.

Eric Holder Will Resign as Attorney General

Holder, who has been attorney general for the entirety of Obama's presidency, is expected to leave office once a successor is confirmed.

Court Rulings Mean Judges Will Get an Extra $1B in Pay and Benefits

CBO adds up costs of Congress's failed efforts to stop judicial salary increases.

As Democratic Bench Waits, Pelosi Retains a Firm Grip on Job

Younger House Democrats jockey for position, though there's no sign of movement at the top.

Pelosi's Power on the Line in Committee Leadership Race

Two veteran House Democrats are vying for top seat on Energy and Commerce—one endorsed by the minority leader and one by the minority whip.

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Coming Soon to the House GOP: More Moderates?

Swing-state races may add centrist Republicans to the next freshman class.

Ethics Committee Will Continue Investigation of Tom Petri

The panel is looking into conflict-of-interest allegations against the retiring lawmaker.

After Stormy Tenure, Holder's Exit Draws Mixed Feelings on the Hill

The attorney general has been held in contempt of Congress and battled Republicans on multiple fronts.

Eric Holder Will Resign as Attorney General

Holder, who has been attorney general for the entirety of Obama's presidency, is expected to leave office once a successor is confirmed.

Court Rulings Mean Judges Will Get an Extra $1B in Pay and Benefits

CBO adds up costs of Congress's failed efforts to stop judicial salary increases.

As Democratic Bench Waits, Pelosi Retains a Firm Grip on Job

Younger House Democrats jockey for position, though there's no sign of movement at the top.

Pelosi's Power on the Line in Committee Leadership Race

Two veteran House Democrats are vying for top seat on Energy and Commerce—one endorsed by the minority leader and one by the minority whip.

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