From National Editor Cameron Barr, National Deputy Editor Scott Wilson and Politics Senior Editor Steven Ginsberg:

We are very excited to announce that Mike DeBonis will join our congressional team. Since arriving at The Post five years ago, Mike has dominated coverage of City Hall and he will bring the same energy, love of politics and knack for breaking news to the halls of Congress.

Mike wraps up nearly eight years of covering D.C. politics and government — first for Washington City Paper, where he wrote the storied Loose Lips column from 2007 to 2010, and then for The Post, where he started the blog now known as District of DeBonis.

Mike reported on the resignations of three D.C. Council members, the still-unresolved federal investigation into Mayor Vincent Gray, a council chairman’s penchant for luxury transportation, and how a little-known businessman, Jeffrey Thompson, placed himself at the intersection of business and D.C. politics.

In articles, tweets, blog posts, columns and morning roundups, he also chronicled clashes of policy and personality — the legalization of same-sex marriage, standoffs with Congress, battles over Wal-Mart and a soccer stadium, the fall of Adrian Fenty, the rise of Muriel Bowser, and, late last year, the epoch-defining death of Marion Barry.

Mike lives in the District with his wife, Dena, whom he met on the third floor of the John A. Wilson Building. He was born and raised in the Region (aka Northwest Indiana) and holds both a bachelor’s degree and men’s basketball season tickets from Georgetown University.

Mike will start Feb. 23.