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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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House Narrowly Approves Massive Spending Bill

After a day of drama, the chamber passed a $1 trillion bill to keep the government running and sent it to the Senate.

Chu, Gingrey Rebuked by House Ethics Panel

Both lawmakers got formal "letters of reproval" for alleged violations.

House Ethics Panel Won't Take Action Against Petri, Hastings

Committee says Petri was relying on Ethics panel advice, suggests Hastings' behavior was "less than professional."

Terrorism Risk Insurance Likely to Die

Barring a change, the federal backstop against terrorist attacks will expire at the end of the year.

How a Santa Impersonator Saved Christmas for Congress

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, who was a deciding vote on a rule for Congress's spending bill, is also a reindeer farmer.

O Christmas Tree: Spending Bill Slowed by Last-Minute Additions

Lawmakers could stay past Thursday as omnibus negotiations drag on.

Labor Unions Accuse Congress of Sneak Attack on Pensions in Lame Duck

At issue is an effort to bring reforms to troubled multiemployer pensions.

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