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Mike DeBonis

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The ruling announced Tuesday comes after more than a year of controversy over the Senate workers’ pay, which was tied up in a hard-fought contract negotiation and a union organizing drive.

  • Jul 27, 2016

There is some evidence GOP groups are trying to sideline well-financed centrist Patrick Murphy in favor of liberal firebrand Alan Grayson.

  • Jul 26, 2016

Some think GOP is meddling in Democratic primary to strengthen Rubio’s chances.

  • Jul 26, 2016

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reprised roles they have grown comfortable in — ideas man and attack dog, respectively

  • Jul 19, 2016

The Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives is halfway through its year-long mandate to investigate and reports on links between abortion providers and medical researchers.

  • Jul 1, 2016

The panels’ legacy might be to mark the increasing politicization of investigations

  • Jun 30, 2016

Any House bill would be more likely to resemble a GOP alternative that would give federal officials three days to go to court to block a gun sale to a suspected terrorist.

  • Jun 30, 2016

The legislation opens a path for an orderly restructuring of the island’s $72 billion in bond debt while creating a new federally appointed fiscal oversight board. 

  • Jun 29, 2016

Gun-control activism will continue in the House, Democrats pledge, but they stopped short of pledging another floor occupation.

  • Jun 28, 2016

Senate Republicans said a failure to advance the legislation would mean that Congress will likely be unable to address the threat posed by Zika for weeks because of the upcoming congressional recess.

  • Jun 28, 2016
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Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015."

DeBonis joined in Post in 2010 after spending six years at Washington City Paper as a reporter and editor, including three years writing a column on District politics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and a native of Northwest Indiana.
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