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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.

 

Latest From Billy House

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.

Senate Ready for CR Vote, as Larger Syria Debate Awaits

Stopgap spending bill looks headed for passage despite concerns.

House Approves Measure to Arm and Train Syrian Rebels

Anti-ISIS language split both parties, spurring a sharp debate.

Nancy Pelosi Says NFL Player Under Investigation for Domestic Abuse Should Be Benched

The House minority leader weighs in on the multiple scandals engulfing the NFL.

Lawmakers Agonize Over Their First War Vote

For newer members, Syria will be their first time weighing military action.

Syria Measure Likely to Pass, Despite Doubts in Both Parties

Leaders gathering votes as some members question Obama's strategy.

Ethics Committee Investigating Paul Broun

Without commenting on details, the House Ethics Committee on Monday said it is reviewing a matter involving Rep. Paul Broun.

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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.

Senate Ready for CR Vote, as Larger Syria Debate Awaits

Stopgap spending bill looks headed for passage despite concerns.

House Approves Measure to Arm and Train Syrian Rebels

Anti-ISIS language split both parties, spurring a sharp debate.

Nancy Pelosi Says NFL Player Under Investigation for Domestic Abuse Should Be Benched

The House minority leader weighs in on the multiple scandals engulfing the NFL.

Lawmakers Agonize Over Their First War Vote

For newer members, Syria will be their first time weighing military action.

Syria Measure Likely to Pass, Despite Doubts in Both Parties

Leaders gathering votes as some members question Obama's strategy.

Ethics Committee Investigating Paul Broun

Without commenting on details, the House Ethics Committee on Monday said it is reviewing a matter involving Rep. Paul Broun.

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