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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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Here Are the Four Things House GOP Leadership Wants to Get Done Before Recess

But will the rest of the House go along?

Both Parties Looking to Pare Down Obama's Border Funding

Senate Democrats propose to cut $1 billion from the president's request; House Republicans are expected to unveil an even deeper cut Wednesday.

The Border Surge: Is It a 'Crisis' or Not?

Republicans are sure the surge of unaccompanied children from Central America is a major problem. They just can't quite decide what to call it.

Republicans Prep Short-Term Funding to Keep Government Open Through Election Day

Perhaps it's wishful thinking to have believed otherwise, but it looks like the fiscal 2015 appropriations process is already dead.

Crises Crowd Congress's Already-Cluttered Week

Lawmakers race to finish VA reform and the highway fund bill as Ukraine, Gaza, and the border divert attention.    

Marino Staffer Arrested for Bringing Handgun Into House Office Building

A man who describes himself as a new press secretary for Rep. Tom Marino was arrested Friday morning after Capitol Police say he brought an unloaded handgun into a House office building.

Democratic Candidate to Hit the Literal Campaign Trail, Will Walk 350 Miles Across Maine

Democrat Shenna Bellows plans to hike across the state for her campaign against Sen. Susan Collins.

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Here Are the Four Things House GOP Leadership Wants to Get Done Before Recess

But will the rest of the House go along?

Both Parties Looking to Pare Down Obama's Border Funding

Senate Democrats propose to cut $1 billion from the president's request; House Republicans are expected to unveil an even deeper cut Wednesday.

The Border Surge: Is It a 'Crisis' or Not?

Republicans are sure the surge of unaccompanied children from Central America is a major problem. They just can't quite decide what to call it.

Republicans Prep Short-Term Funding to Keep Government Open Through Election Day

Perhaps it's wishful thinking to have believed otherwise, but it looks like the fiscal 2015 appropriations process is already dead.

Crises Crowd Congress's Already-Cluttered Week

Lawmakers race to finish VA reform and the highway fund bill as Ukraine, Gaza, and the border divert attention.    

Marino Staffer Arrested for Bringing Handgun Into House Office Building

A man who describes himself as a new press secretary for Rep. Tom Marino was arrested Friday morning after Capitol Police say he brought an unloaded handgun into a House office building.

Democratic Candidate to Hit the Literal Campaign Trail, Will Walk 350 Miles Across Maine

Democrat Shenna Bellows plans to hike across the state for her campaign against Sen. Susan Collins.

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