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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

Facing First Whip Test, Scalise Gets Good Marks So Far on Border Bill

Incoming vote-counter earns praise as immigration measure heads for floor, but House GOP has little room for error.

House Republicans Unveil Their Border Bill

It looks like it can pass the House. But the Senate is a totally different story.

GOP Colleagues Say Goodbye to Eric Cantor as Majority Leader

The closed-door meeting featured a highlight film and a standing ovation for Cantor.

Dissenting Vote on Border Funds Sought in House

Conservatives want a resolution saying President Obama has all the tools he needs to respond to the flood of undocumented immigrants.

Many Hurdles in the Race to Recess

Congress will try to deal with the border crisis, VA reform, and a host of other issues before adjourning for the summer on Thursday.

House GOP Leaders Prepare to Swap Titles—and Office Space

A reminder about the Capitol: "Nothing is more important here to people than real estate. When you're out, you're out."

House Ethics Panel Confirms Investigations of Rush, Whitfield

The committee has until November to decide whether to dismiss separate complaints against the two lawmakers, or investigate further.

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Facing First Whip Test, Scalise Gets Good Marks So Far on Border Bill

Incoming vote-counter earns praise as immigration measure heads for floor, but House GOP has little room for error.

House Republicans Unveil Their Border Bill

It looks like it can pass the House. But the Senate is a totally different story.

GOP Colleagues Say Goodbye to Eric Cantor as Majority Leader

The closed-door meeting featured a highlight film and a standing ovation for Cantor.

Dissenting Vote on Border Funds Sought in House

Conservatives want a resolution saying President Obama has all the tools he needs to respond to the flood of undocumented immigrants.

Many Hurdles in the Race to Recess

Congress will try to deal with the border crisis, VA reform, and a host of other issues before adjourning for the summer on Thursday.

House GOP Leaders Prepare to Swap Titles—and Office Space

A reminder about the Capitol: "Nothing is more important here to people than real estate. When you're out, you're out."

House Ethics Panel Confirms Investigations of Rush, Whitfield

The committee has until November to decide whether to dismiss separate complaints against the two lawmakers, or investigate further.

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