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Ximena Bustillo

Reporter, Washington Desk

Ximena Bustillo is a multi-platform reporter at NPR covering politics out of the White House and Congress on air and in print.

Before joining NPR, she was an award-winning food and agriculture policy reporter and newsletter author at POLITICO covering immigration, climate, labor, supply chain and equity issues.

Bustillo got her start in journalism at the Idaho Statesman where she helped spearhead the state's Spanish-language coronavirus news coverage through articles and public web forums.

She is a graduate of Boise State University.

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Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) sits between Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) during a meeting between President Donald Trump and congressional members on Feb. 13, 2018. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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White House conference will address the nation's food insecurity

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President Biden has set an ambitious goal of ending hunger in America by 2030

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The White House is proposing pilot programs for Medicare to cover medically tailored meals — like the ones in this file photo — as well as nutrition and obesity counselling. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Activists unfurled a banner calling David Malpass a climate denier on the World Bank headquarters after he refused to say if he believed man-made emissions contributed to global warming. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden pack food boxes while volunteering on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Jan. 16, 2022. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The impact of a potential major railroad shutdown

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Portraits of President Obama and former first lady President Michelle Obama. Artist Robert McCurdy painted the former president's portrait and Sharon Sprung painted the former first lady's. The White House hide caption

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A volunteer loads a local resident's vehicle at a drive-up produce giveaway organized by a Des Moines food pantry on Aug. 28, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Students eat lunch at Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School in Essex Junction, Vt., on June 9. The pandemic-era federal aid that made school meals available for free to all public school students — regardless of family income levels — is ending, raising fears about the effects in the upcoming school year for families already struggling with rising food and fuel costs. Lisa Rathke/AP hide caption

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As students go back to school, many face a lunch bill for the first time in 2 years

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