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Barbara Sprunt

Producer, Washington Desk

Barbara Sprunt is a producer on NPR's Washington desk, where she reports and produces breaking news and feature political content. She formerly produced the NPR Politics Podcast and got her start in radio at as an intern on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered and Tell Me More with Michel Martin. She is an alumnus of the Paul Miller Reporting Fellowship at the National Press Foundation. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., and a Pennsylvania native.

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President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday. The legislation is aimed at boosting the domestic production of semiconductors. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats are moving forward with a climate, tax and health care bill

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Alie Utley and Joe Moyer react to their county voting against the proposed constitutional amendment during the Kansas for Constitutional Freedom primary election watch party in Overland Park, Kan., on Tuesday. Dave Kaup/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How the 2022 midterms strategy could change after the Kansas abortion vote

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In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks with Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu as she arrives in Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday, despite threats from Beijing of serious consequences, becoming the highest-ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China in 25 years. Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs via AP hide caption

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Pelosi has landed in Taiwan. Here's why that's a big deal

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at the America First Policy Institute Agenda Summit in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Then-Vice President Mike Pence is seen presiding over a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results after a mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Proposed changes to the Electoral Count Act would clarify the vice president's role in counting states' electoral votes. Erin Schaff/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Proposed changes to the Electoral Count Act would clarify the vice president's role in counting states' electoral votes. Here, then-Vice President Mike Pence is seen in the House chamber early on Jan. 7, 2021, to finish the work of the Electoral College after a mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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From left, Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges, Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, and former Washington Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone, who all defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, listen during the seventh public hearing investigating the attack. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone is seen on a video display during the seventh hearing held by the House Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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