James Rowley



James Rowley is a veteran Washington reporter who has covered Congress, the courts, the Justice Department and regulatory agencies for and the Associated Press. His experience includes coverage of the Iran-Contra affair, the congressional investigations of President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election fundraising and the 2000 presidential election recount.

Currently, he covers the House and Senate leadership and when Congress is in session writes a state-of-play analysis of a pressing issue that leads Government's "What to Watch Today" feature.

During a dozen years on Capitol Hill for News and Government, he has covered major legislative battles over immigration, judicial confirmations, rescuing Wall Street during the 2008 financial crisis, health care, budgets and taxation.

He began his journalistic career covering hockey and soccer for the campus daily at Brown University, where he earned an A.B. in history before graduating to the police and court beats at his hometown newspaper in Rochester, N.Y. He joined News in 1998 as a legal affairs reporter, specializing in antitrust, and covered the government's landmark case against Microsoft Corp. He's been part of the Government congressional news team since 2013.