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Mike DeBonis

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Speakers tend not to cast floor votes except on high-profile matters or on particularly close votes.

  • Oct 8, 2015

The endorsement deeply complicates Majority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy’s bid to succeed Boehner as speaker.

  • Oct 7, 2015

Democrats say the new panel and the Benghazi committee are political and smack of ’50s McCarthyism.

  • Oct 7, 2015

The leading candidate to become the next Speaker of the House is amid a high-stakes campaign to assuage his critics and unite his party.

  • Oct 7, 2015

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) will make the move in the Rules Committee.

  • Oct 6, 2015

Weeks will separate the vote on the speaker and the choosing of the majority leader and whip.

  • Oct 5, 2015

The outgoing speaker deals a blow to Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who hoped to move up the leadership ladder as soon as Thursday.

  • Oct 5, 2015

Chaffetz, however, declined to sketch out his path to victory.

  • Oct 5, 2015

The majority whip is seeking to replace Kevin McCarthy should he be elevated to House speaker.

  • Oct 4, 2015

The chairman of the Oversight Committees’ announcement shakes up the race to succeed John A. Boehner.

  • Oct 4, 2015
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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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