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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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