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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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Pelosi Compares Obama Immigration Order to Emancipation Proclamation

The Democratic leader accuses GOP foes of having very short memories when it comes to executive action.

Walz Abandons Bid for Top Veterans' Affairs Panel Slot

He faced pushback over seniority concerns and the waiver that's allowed him to stay on the committee.

In Blow to Pelosi, Pallone Beats Eshoo for Top Energy Committee Slot

The race was seen as a test of the minority leader's clout within the Democratic Caucus.

Democrats Keep Leadership Team as Eshoo-Pallone Race Heads for Climax

Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants are staying in their posts without opposition, and the party will pick a new Energy and Commerce ranking member Wednesday.

Is Energy and Commerce Race a Test of Pelosi's Power?

The race for the top Democratic spot on the House Energy and Commerce Committee has come to overshadow the leaders' elections.

Ben Ray Lujan Is Surprise Pick to Head DCCC

Nancy Pelosi passes over rumored candidates to make New Mexico lawmaker chair of the committee.

Pipeline Politics Dominate Pre-Thanksgiving Action in Congress

After the House passed a measure authorizing completion of the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, the Senate will take up the legislation Tuesday.

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Pelosi Compares Obama Immigration Order to Emancipation Proclamation

The Democratic leader accuses GOP foes of having very short memories when it comes to executive action.

Walz Abandons Bid for Top Veterans' Affairs Panel Slot

He faced pushback over seniority concerns and the waiver that's allowed him to stay on the committee.

In Blow to Pelosi, Pallone Beats Eshoo for Top Energy Committee Slot

The race was seen as a test of the minority leader's clout within the Democratic Caucus.

Democrats Keep Leadership Team as Eshoo-Pallone Race Heads for Climax

Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants are staying in their posts without opposition, and the party will pick a new Energy and Commerce ranking member Wednesday.

Is Energy and Commerce Race a Test of Pelosi's Power?

The race for the top Democratic spot on the House Energy and Commerce Committee has come to overshadow the leaders' elections.

Ben Ray Lujan Is Surprise Pick to Head DCCC

Nancy Pelosi passes over rumored candidates to make New Mexico lawmaker chair of the committee.

Pipeline Politics Dominate Pre-Thanksgiving Action in Congress

After the House passed a measure authorizing completion of the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, the Senate will take up the legislation Tuesday.

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