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

A teacher lines up the students for school-prepared lunches at Madison Crossing Elementary School in Canton, Miss. in 2019. The USDA unveiled new nutrition standards for school meals that would limit sugar and sodium. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Thursday

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks after taking the oath of the office on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Little Rock, Ark. Will Newton/AP hide caption

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Saturday

The U.S. farm bill is up for renewal this year. Here's what's at stake

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., talks to the infant child of Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., inside the House chamber during votes for the next speaker of the House on the first day of the 118th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3. Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters hide caption

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Friday

A fox walks near Upper Senate Park on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on April 05, 2022 in Washington, DC. Several individuals have reported being approached and bitten by a fox. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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"Can't Let It Go" Holiday Spectacular 2022

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Wednesday

Farm laborers working with an H-2A visa harvest romaine lettuce on a machine with heavy plastic dividers that separate workers from each other on April 27, 2020, in Greenfield, Calif. Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is pictured on Wednesday at the Capitol. The Senate voted on the $1.7 trillion spending package Thursday; the House followed on Friday. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

President Biden and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hold a press conference in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Military sexual assault victim Ariana Klay (R), a former Marine officer assigned to the prestigious Marine Barracks Washington and subsequently served in Iraq, speaks as U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (L) listens during a news conference November 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Defense bill includes funds to improve military housing, repair training facilities

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Friday

The stalemate between railroads and their unions could be coming to an end

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