Mike DeBonis

Washington, D.C.

Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives

Education: Georgetown University, AB in Russian, 2004

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 The 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.
Latest from Mike DeBonis

How the Senate defied 26 years of inaction to tackle gun violence

The legislation represents a crash effort between four wildly different lawmakers thrown together by circumstance and pushed to action by unspeakable tragedies.

June 25, 2022

Senate votes to advance bipartisan gun deal, breaking 30-year logjam

The text of bipartisan gun legislation is on track to be released Tuesday after the senators settled key differences, including how to structure language around the "boyfriend loophole."

June 21, 2022

Gun talks will continue after Senate negotiators miss Thursday deadline

Negotiators left Washington on Thursday without coming to an agreement on key details underpinning a bipartisan deal on potential new federal gun laws. The impasse threatens to upend a handshake deal reached earlier this week.

June 16, 2022

Brewing Senate deal marks inflection point for gun rights movement

The largest and best-funded advocacy groups, including the National Rifle Association, appear to be keeping their options open.

June 15, 2022

McConnell says he’ll likely back gun deal as Senate rushes toward vote

His backing provided further evidence that the current round of gun-law negotiation might have sufficient GOP support to overcome a filibuster.

June 14, 2022

House passes Supreme Court security bill, ending monthlong partisan tiff

The conflict over expanding security for the Supreme Court escalated Monday after Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) said he would block House modifications to a bill that would guarantee protection for justices' families.

June 14, 2022

Trump’s inner circle warned him election-fraud claims were false

A House hearing Monday is set to air evidence that President Donald Trump was repeatedly told in the wake of his 2020 loss that there was no credible evidence that the election had been stolen.

June 13, 2022

Senators strike bipartisan gun deal, heralding potential breakthrough

The handshake deal, which will include modest new gun restrictions alongside significant new mental health and school security investments, came after three weeks of intensive talks. Now the negotiators must build support among a broader group of Republicans.

June 12, 2022