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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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Florida Redistricting Fight Spawns a Lawmaker's Legal-Expense Fund

GOP Rep. Daniel Webster established the fund this month.

Election Uncertainty Complicates Budget Decisions

With Republicans thinking they have a good shot at winning the Senate, some want all 2015 spending issues to be pushed into the next Congress.

Battle Over Postal-Service Cuts Looms in September

Half the Senate wants to block further service cuts at USPS, but other key lawmakers are calling for comprehensive reforms instead.

Ethics Probe of Rep. Tom Petri Announced

Retiring Wisconsin Republican had requested an inquiry earlier this year.

McCarthy Memo on September Agenda Omits Ex-Im Bank

New majority leader tells members the schedule will include energy, jobs, and health care bills.

How and Why the U.S. Capitol Burned

Events are planned to mark the 200th anniversary of the British attack.

Why It's So Hard to Move Up From Majority Leader to Speaker

The House's No. 2 job is no longer a clear step to No. 1.

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Florida Redistricting Fight Spawns a Lawmaker's Legal-Expense Fund

GOP Rep. Daniel Webster established the fund this month.

Election Uncertainty Complicates Budget Decisions

With Republicans thinking they have a good shot at winning the Senate, some want all 2015 spending issues to be pushed into the next Congress.

Battle Over Postal-Service Cuts Looms in September

Half the Senate wants to block further service cuts at USPS, but other key lawmakers are calling for comprehensive reforms instead.

Ethics Probe of Rep. Tom Petri Announced

Retiring Wisconsin Republican had requested an inquiry earlier this year.

McCarthy Memo on September Agenda Omits Ex-Im Bank

New majority leader tells members the schedule will include energy, jobs, and health care bills.

How and Why the U.S. Capitol Burned

Events are planned to mark the 200th anniversary of the British attack.

Why It's So Hard to Move Up From Majority Leader to Speaker

The House's No. 2 job is no longer a clear step to No. 1.

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